Are you aware of the recent firestorm surrounding Pinterest?! It is all a bit over my head; I am assuming the copyright issue is more for photos pinned from Photographers/ Artist websites, but if you are pinning their work without their consent, you are basically infringing on their copyright-- i.e. you are breaking the law. Eeek! Sounds scary for something that seems so innocent. But nonetheless, pinning their work is redistributing the piece of art to the public. I believe that most people are un-aware and just pin away because they are inspired by the picture in some way.
Check out this article @ Saving for Someday: "Avoiding Copyright Pitfalls on Pinterest"
Another issue is coming upon pins that lead to a dead end. Has this happened to you? It's rather annoying! Not exactly sure how that happens, but a way to prevent that from happening is through watermarking your photos. Putting your whole blog name on your photos is a sure-fire way that you will always get credit for your work.
Just for the record, you all are free to pin pictures from my blog. I love the awareness that Pinterest has brought to my blog-- so "Pin Away!"
Onto the tutorial... And just to note, I am working thru PSE 7. I actually found out how to do this by searching online and coming across this blog post @ Texas Chicks. In the comment section, a fellow blogger told of how to use the Automatic Watermark Function and I am simply going to do as she said, but show pictures along with it. This is a great option if you have a lot of pictures you would like to watermark. Please note, that if you want a pretty watermark, check out the link above!
1. Open PSE7 (not sure how the other versions would work, but I cannot imagine they would be too different).
2. Go to File> Process Multiple Files> Section titled "Labels" and choose Watermark.
4. Go back to the left side and open the File that you want your pictures pulled from (source) and the destination ( I chose a New Folder). Press OK and your photoshop will begin the process.
|Watermark @ 30|
Again, I am no expert, but it is worth a shot if you plan on including a lot of pictures in your blog post!
Hope this helps!