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How to Add Copyright to Your Photos Using PicMonkey


How to Add Copyright to Your Photos Using PicMonkey

 

 

I just received a comment from an old post that I had written about how to put copyright on photos using Picnik. As we all know, the Picnik is over. BUT don't worry! Adding copyright is super easy using PicMonkey.  Here's how:

 

 

Step 1:   Go to www.Picmonkey.com (It is FREE and NO sign up is necessary.) Woo Hoo!


 

Step 2:    Click on the "Edit Your Photo' box as seen in the photo right. 

 

 

 

 

 




Step 3:
    On the PicMonkey toolbar, click on the Letter P.

 




Step 4:    In the PicMonkey text box, hold down your ALT key and type 0169 to get the © symbol...

and then type your name.



 

Step 5:   Select your font from the menu directly below the PicMonkey text box. 


 

Step 6:    Click on ADD  

 

The text will appear on the photo.  Just put your cursor on top of the text until you see the up/down arrow appear. When it appears, left click and drag the size of the text down to the size that you desire.

 

Put the cursor over the text again and move it around until you see the 4 way arrow (move). When you have the move sign, left click and drag the text to where you would like it to appear on the photo. You can also turn the text sideways by putting the cursor above the center of the text where the small circle is. Turn arrows will appear.

 

 

Lake Conroe


In this photo I also added a drop shadow frame just by clicking on the little box with a frame around it, and selecting drop shadow. There are many frame to chose from. Play with it - OR - Skip this if you do not want a frame.

 

Step 7:

 

On the bottom of the basic edits menu, click on Save.  When the save box pops up, name your photo, and if you would like, you can change the dimensions. 



 

Step 8:    Click on Save  Photo

 

When the next box pops up, make sure that the file folder displayed is the one where you want it to be saved.

 

 

TADA! Your photo is now features your Copyright and it is ready for you to use!

 

 

 

How to Add Copyright to Your Photos using PicMonkey


 

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Comment balloon 74 commentsJoni Bailey • May 16 2012 02:41PM

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Thanks for the copyright tip Joni.  I know one of my daughters uses PicMonkey so I am going to send your link to her.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 7 years ago

OMG - Thank you so much!  You really made me feel special.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge - I really appreciate it.

April

Posted by April Hayden-Munson, Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate over 7 years ago

Thanks for this useful information for us today. Good stuff when it comes to pics

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 7 years ago

Joni - Thanks for the heads up on PicMonkey. I will give it a whirl.  I like the shadow frame very cool.  Suggested.  Have a great Texas afternoon my friend.

 

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

Thank you as I was using Picnik to do this.

Posted by Linda Urbick, Selling San Ramon Valley - 925-786-5132 (RealtyOne Group) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the tip -- always love to get useful info. All the best.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

That's a nifty little tutorial, Joni!  I haven't tried PicMonkey yet.  But have been using iPiccy, and I am liking it too.  CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Photos group!  It's likely to be great help for the shutterbugs in our group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

 

Thanks for sharing this easy to follow tutorial regarding addind copyright to photos-  i've bookmarked this post for reference.  Will surely give picmonkey a try.   Thanks again.

Posted by Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) over 7 years ago

Joni, I have often wondered how you copyrighted your photos, and now will go and do that to mine!  THX!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago
Thanks Joni. This should be featured and I am bookmarking it.
Posted by Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) over 7 years ago

Anita: Thank you, For adjusting color, etc. I like ipiccy. But for a quick copyright and frame, I like PicMonkey!!

April: YOU ARE SPECIAL! ♥

Harry: You are very welcome!

Thanks, Q! Drop shadow is my favorite frame. I almost always use it.

Linda: I was using Picnik to do it as well. I can't wait for Ribbit to get online (makers of Picnik).

Benjamin: You are very welcome! ☺

Myrl: THANK you!! I like ipiccy for color adjustments, etc. I like PicMonkey for text, framing, and I like their wrinkle remover tool for blurring distracting backgrounds.

Michele: Thank you so much!

Joan: You're welcome. It is VERY easy!

 

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Joni, I love this post and you!!
Margaret 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

Hi Joni, A nice tutorial on adding the copyright logo to a photo. Sadly as I have learned, it does not actually copyright the photo. It has be be imbedded in the photo metadata to prove ownership. Or you can bulk copyright a lot of photos at one time if that your interest. A thief knows all the tricks of cropping off the name or cloning the signature out to do with them as they will. Google the process of copyright of photos and you will see several options and how that is done.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 7 years ago

Thank you, Margaret!! I love you too!! ♥

William: From what I understand, you do not even need © on a photograph to maintain copyrights of your work. Sure, anyone can crop off or clone over it.... People can pick car locks too, but that doesn't stop you from locking your car doors does it? Perhaps you can do a blog about how to embed it in the photo metadata. I learned how to do it in Photoshop when I took a class at SHSU. Unfortunately, THAT will not stop a thief from using it either. :(

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Nice! Seems pretty easy!

Posted by Reuben Fine (Fill-In-The-Blanks PDF Flyer Templates www.TurnKeyFlyers.com) over 7 years ago

Joni,

Thank you for sharing.  I was talking to another agent about the very thing yesterday.

Posted by Pamela Smith, Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand (Award Realty) over 7 years ago
You may want to check your MLS rules about waternmarking photods if you intend to upload them. Some MLS rules do not allow the watermarking ofphotos while some have limitations on what the watermark may contain.
Posted by Tom Branch, Broker, CDPE, SFR, ACRE, Plano TX Ambassador (RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs) over 7 years ago

Joni, This is great. I was on Bing searching for photos on my town and saw many of the ones I took. Some I don't mind sharing but others I do.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 7 years ago

Thanks. Joni. This is awesome for a quick although not foolproof coyright. At least, it may deter some. I would think that you can also add text to your photo using this method in PicMonkey, but will experiment. I will watch the comments as there is some helpful info as well.

Posted by Nancy Lamb, & Loving AZ Team-Fountain Hills AZ (Home Smart LifeStyles) over 7 years ago

Joni-  You are so AR savy!   Thanks for sharing, I appreciate it.  And for the little one, the baby is adorable!!!

Posted by Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator (First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764) over 7 years ago

Lindsay Hasford did this for me over the winter.  Now, I can do it myself.  Thank you!

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 7 years ago

What a nice share Joni.  For many AR bloggers who take great photos, this is a very handy tool to have at the ready!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 7 years ago

I have really gotten used to using Picmonkey to watermark photos since I started using it. I almost always add a drop shadow and add a watermark but I am not using ©Maureen McCabe, Or even without the ©  I have been watermarking with my sites name.

That's adding a watermark though isn't it?  The photo has copyright. You are adding a notice of your copyright on the photo with a watermark. You as the owner license the use of the photo with or without the symbol.  Don't you?

I was sharing Facebook Page duties with two people, one of whom understood watermarks (including © ??) as giving permission to use the photo AND being the branding of the photo that made it OK to use without any further permission.  I unfortunatley got to bear the brunt of the anger of  someone who was licensed to use the photos but did not have the right to license the use of the photos.  We a commercial entity (real estate company) were using the photos despite what the non profit said about the use of the photos on their site with their water mark.   

Good tutorial.  

Posted by Maureen McCabe, Columbus Ohio Real Estate (HER Realtors) over 7 years ago

Super copyright tip, Joni -- I added it to my Favorites!

Posted by Kevin Sembrat (Diversified RCS Inc; http://www.ManhattanPropertiesGroup.com) over 7 years ago

Joni  Well done - both clear and esay to use.  I'll certainly give it a try

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) over 7 years ago

Joni- love this step by step how to.  I've been using iPiccy but also bookmarked PicMonkey to try.  May just give it a try!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 7 years ago

I am bookmarking for future reference.  I haven't used PicMonkey yet, but will try it out soon.  Thanks for the tip!

Posted by Tammy Pearce, Tammy Pearce (Haute Realty 214-994-6474) over 7 years ago

Joni,

Looks like your excellent blog got featured and thanks as I should I guess copyright my pictures(?) I am not sure anyone wants my stuff but I will investigate.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Joni, great post and I'm so appreciative you took the time to write the tutorial. I suppose you can never stop someone who wants to steal something, but this certainly seems like a deterrent.

Posted by Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

Jonii -- thanks for the tips.  I have a question:  Can you also use your website address or company name for the "copyright?"

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 7 years ago

Joni, this is so great. We all take photos that are personal and a good way to keep your

identity.

Posted by Irene Durocher, homesweethome4u@att.net (Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the shortcut on how to make the copyright symbol ... that is very good to know!  Also, I like the drop shadow frame too.  Good stuff, Joni!

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Joni -- Bookmarking this for sure. Thanks! The best part of the post is that adorable baby!!!

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group - RealtyQuest Team, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) over 7 years ago

OMG this is wonderful post... I'm so happy I found it and I thank you for sharing such great info...

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 7 years ago

Thanks Joni.  What a darling child.

Posted by Linda Metallo DiBenardo (RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois) over 7 years ago

Joni:

Thank you for your clear, easy to follow instructions.  I am going to try picmonkey now.  Thanks.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago
This took one second to decide to make it my reblog of the day. Does this product have collages yet?
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 7 years ago

This is very good information, now I need a pic that is worthy of copywriting!

Posted by Sara Homan, Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+ (Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044) over 7 years ago

Reuben: It is!!

Pamela: You're Welcome!!

Tom: Correct!

Debbie: It is meant to be a deterrent.

Nancy: EXACTLY!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Dale: Yes, it is very easy!

Stephanie: She is precious!

Ron: That Lindsey-Girl is THE BEST!!

Carla: Thank you!

Maureen: This is not a watermark. It is just text. You can add a watermark using Photoshop.

Kevin: Thanks! ☺

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Karen: Good for you!

Kathy: There are a lot of things that i prefer iPiccy for!

Tammy: You're welcome!

Pete: More fun than a barrell of monkies!

Bob: If for no other reason than to encourage others to do their own, and not to use yours for their blogs.

 

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Dan and Amy: EXACTLY!

Maureen: I don't know. But you could use "©JoniStaples  www.JoniStaples.com" and cover both!

Irene: Yes ma'am!

Carie: ALT and 0174 makes the ®  used at the end of REALTOR®

Richard: ☺ You are so welcome!

 

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Linda: Yes she is!

Evelyn: Good for you!

Erica: Only if you want to. If it's not important to you, don't!

Cheryl:  Not yet!

Laughing OUT LOUD at Sara!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Great tip. I created our own copyright in photoshop. Even using it, we've had Realtors use our photo - and crop the copyright right out! So still keep an eye on photos that are your property!

Gretchen

Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hi Joni,

Thanks for the tip. I use PicMonkey but did not know that. Thanks so much and I love your photo...beautiful baby.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 7 years ago

Joni - Thanks for updating us on how to get the copyright done.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks Joni.  I remember your previous post and I thought that option was gone now.  I know many of us do appreciate your new updated version to a very good idea and how to accomplish it.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666) over 7 years ago

Joni,

This is very well done.  I never saw your first post using Picnik but glad to see this. 

Thanks so much!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 7 years ago

Joni, thanks for the info.  I was just talking to somebody about this today, as neither one of us knew how to do it.  Thanks again!

Posted by Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) over 7 years ago

Joni Great tutorial.. I am wondering if anyone knows how to make the copyright logo for Ipiccy? so much to keep learning!!

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) over 7 years ago

Joni, PicMonkey is new to me.  Thanks for this intro and your great tutorial. I love your photo example.  What a precious little girl!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 7 years ago
Joni this is wonderful, thanks for sharing it with us. Bookmarked for future use.
Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) over 7 years ago

Hi Joni, just found this post and I use iPiccy, but will be looking into PicMonkey as well. thanks for this information.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 7 years ago

Joni, thanks for the heads up to Picmonkey. The step by step explanation is very helpful. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) over 7 years ago

Gretchen: Yep! It happens. But it will deter MOST from using it. A thief is a thief. A copyright symbol is not going to stop a theif.

Kristin: Thank you!!

Christine: You're welcome!

Thanks Doug! It's just as easy as Picnik was, but I still liked picnik a little better.

DeeDee: I'm glad to help!

Gary: Now you do! Don't you just love ActiveRain!!

Janis: I still have not figured out how to add text with ipiccy.

Sharon: She's a friend of mine's daughter. And another friend of mine's GRAND daughter. :))

David: Glad to help!!

Rebecca: I love iPiccy but can not figure out how to do text on it.

Frank: You're welcome! It's easy! Give it a whirl!

 

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the advice on turning the text sideways!

Posted by Monique about 7 years ago

Good stufff Joni - Thanks for sharing this app. You can do something similar in photo shop but it's not as easy.

Posted by Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona (Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale) over 6 years ago
Hi Joni, we agree. We have read the very act of creating a piece automatically makes it copywriter.
Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing your secrets about PicMonkey. I went to their website and will use their services immediately.

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Joni,

I just tried this but it doesn't seem to worK? I will play with it as they may have changed their format in the past 8 months. Great post and I detected spam (2) so I reported it.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

Great information, I just started using this service to edit my photo.  Nice tutorial.

Posted by Rob Renk, AE | Fast Fix/Flip Loans for Residential Investors (Center Street Lending) over 6 years ago

Joni, thank you for sharing very interesting and important information, I was always looking for that! I appreciate your great post!

Posted by EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD, Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate (LAROSA REALTY) over 6 years ago

I'm not sure where all of these new comments are coming from, but whereever, whoever.... THANK YOU!

Monique: You're Welcome.

Jeff and Jane: I agree. I could zip over to picmonkey, add my copyright info, and save --- way before Photoshop opened up.

Kristin: Call me, I use it almost daily. 

Rob: You'll love it!!

Emilia: Thank you for stopping by!

 

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the info Joni.  I am going to check out picmonkey.  I really miss piknik.

Posted by Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty (Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton) over 6 years ago

Karen: I do too. WHERE are all of these comments coming from. If my post was re-blogged, ActiveRain did not notify me and I have no idea who to thank for all of this!! :))) 

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago

Joni...Your post was featured on the Active Rain Daily Drop! Congratuations! It was all about copywrite infrigement.

Thanks for the tip. I started using Ribbet, which is the exact replacement for Picnik. But I'll have to see if this works there too. 

Thanks! 

Posted by Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale (MyMidtownMojo.com |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living) over 6 years ago

THANK you, Thom. I had no idea why all of the sudden everyone is commenting on it! LOL! I've been sick as a dog for the past couple of days. I just not got online.

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago

thank you so much Joni, this is great information!!!

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the info Joni, I was doing it the hard way, open in publisher, ad text box, lighten text box, resave as jpg.  LOL - this makes it so much easier...I knew there had to be a way, just no time for researching.  

Posted by Julie Bethel, Secretary - RE/MAX First Choice 218-732-1191 (RE/MAX First Choice - Park Rapids, MN) over 6 years ago

Great info Joni!  Thanks for sharing.  I have not even thought about putting a copyright on my pictures!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 6 years ago

Very cool, thanks for the tidbit!

Posted by Sean Williams, Your Louisville Realtor (AcklesWilliams of Semonin Realtors) over 6 years ago

Hi Joni,

I'm a little late to the party but really appreciate this post. 

Posted by Rhonda Fee - REALTOR®, @ Aspire Realty Services (Luxury Property Agent, Home Sales, Relocation) about 4 years ago

Rhonda Fee Sorry for taking so long to respond. I was on vacation. Glad I could help! You're not late! My parties are open year round! :)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) about 4 years ago

Joni - bet you're surprised that someone is looking at this older post - see just goes to show that everything stays forever on the internet - thanks for this tip, I haven't used this yet but hope your instructions still work - probably should have been doing this all along but certainly for pix that are unusual.

 

Posted by Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service (The Alliance Group Realty) almost 2 years ago

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