I’ve been looking at watermarking my images. I studied one site that looked interesting, but probably isn’t worth it for a cash-strapped amateur. The watermarking plugin was ‘free’, which seemed strange… I wasn’t altogether surprised to find (on reading the terms) that it only works if you take out the subscription.
So… NOT free. Not particularly direct either… verbal tricks of that sort make me think twice about buying.
I can make my own little watermarks without paying anyone, but do they work as well? No little box would pop up with the artist’s information. The surest way of protecting work is not to put it on the internet, but where’s the fun in that?
Meanwhile I just sign things with a URL where I can be found (mental note, must not abandon my ID on these sites), and my most favourite pictures aren’t going anywhere… they rest at home with me.