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How to remove watermarks.....

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 15, 2007, 1:00 PM

How to for assholes?

No this is not that. I just wanted to bring up again that these people are out there. I recently was checking the Search Engine Terms on my sites traffic reports (this tells me what a visitor typed in a search engine to find my site) and this is what I found:

how to remove a watermark from a picture

Yes someone is out there trying to find out how to do this.....

Wonder why someone would do this? well if you watch larafairie then you may know. She had an image of hers that she took when she was 14 up. It was ripped by a porn company, had the watermark removed, and used for a dvd cover. She was finally able to find a lawyer here in the US to take the case. More details here:… and her flickr here…

Read my earlier journal about the law that provides even more penalties for willful removal of copyright information.…


Now have a shopping cart installed to Exposing Beauty so that every image is now available as a print. For all those that have been asking about prints here you go!

Those clicking on 'Request Print' on the deviations,  I do not use dA prints....this is where you can get them (or ebay)


Added a lot of new prints  to my Ebay shop at… . Every so often I will move a couple from the store to auction at a discount so check often and I do take requests!

  • Listening to: AC freezing my ass
  • Watching: spots
  • Playing: With myself
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Vitamin Water formula 50
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asprianprincess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
for a start i also searched that in google. not because i am an asshole but because i do cross stitching and there was a nice picture i wanted to stitch FOR MYSELF but in the middle there was a huge watermark. I am seriously in love with the picture and everything else i consider for my project is just not as good as that one single painting and i can't live without having that cross stitched in my room. so basically desperation is also a motivating force even though the intentions are far from bad.
semerl Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
You're not asking for politeness or courtesy, you're trying to run the world. Not unlike those companies that try to get anything they have special rights to removed from YouTube channels they don't have control over.
circasomnia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
the average person just wants a nice wallpaper for their desktop, but you are right some people are ASSHOLES and insists that a watermark + their name be plastered everywhere. Art made for the wrong reasons is still nice but that fact usually shines through.
Daimanche Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
You can actually just remove most watermarks by altering the URL code. It's not hard. 
zaneGrimm430 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
tell me how
GalerieLeNeko Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I really regret that some shameless people steal art to gain popularity. And in this extent, I understand why some members add watermarks on their works. Though, this is also sad for those like me who like to "collect" into their computer folders some artwork they fond really beautiful, because unfortunately, the huge DeviantArt watermark on the center of the image ruins the picture.
ministan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
The problem is that people who *really* want to remove watermarks can and will do it regardless... the watermark won't stop them. But for the rest of us, it's just annoying and keeps us from appreciating your work.

I've had my work ripped off and still don't watermark it. Just my decision.
lenmutt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is true....
CheshireTink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I was actually coming back to this godforsaken site to see if you knew about what had happened with [link]

Do you think there's anything we can do to raise awareness and help her with that?
nikosalpha Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
damn!! ;S
Nyx-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the thumb here, I hadn't noticed it. :)

And people suck :(

By the way, I'm down in the Vista/SD area almost every weekend. I know we've chatted about shooting several times, maybe we can finally do something about that...
cosfrog Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
If you have something in mind or just some simple artistics, let me know and we will find a sunday to work together.
Nyx-Valentine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Just general fun for the most part. I am trying to ease my way back into shooting after some bad experiences, and general burnout. I miss it, but it's hard to get back into the swing of things.
AeisLugh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
holy crap. thats just insane. isn't there a law that they should be charged with for connecting an image of a minor to an adult film?
fogimages Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
HOLY SHIT THATS INSANE!!.I dont understand people..
RippedArtTaskForce Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Some people are sooo sick! I hope *larafairie gets financial remuneration from this. For all the heartache she's suffered I would say she should! As for others that want to steal art. Let them steal at their own peril. We are on the watch now, and we might be small... but we have SHARP teeth when an artist gives us permission to work on their behalf.
badcop69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this is good information it is for a moment i was afriad you lost your mind.

it's sad there are many ways to do this my g/f found one as well jsut for kicks when tryign to investigate this cause she has some images stolen as well. and i fear it happening cause i am starting to come into money with my works and if someone stole them and tried to make money off it too i could be in for a long legal bout. thank god for source files thought someone tries to screw me i got ways to make sure they get screwed big time.
incubo13 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thats pretty Fucked up
impulse-9 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
ZOMG! i read that yesterday, i didn't realise they were one and the same. the comment from the porn company is just fuckin cheeking! well i hope she kicks their arse
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