To watermark or not to watermark?

Started Nov 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Clueless Wanderer
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Re: To watermark or not to watermark?

Toccata47 wrote:

Clueless Wanderer wrote:

I don't want to water mark them with a faint diagonal cross and ©(my name) in the center a'la stock library's as I feel it devalues the viewing experience, but I'm thinking that I may have to.

What are your thoughts?

Took a look at your site and found the images way to small as is. Frankly, I wouldn't consider any for purchase simply because they are too small to get more than an impression, perhaps at 1/20 asking price including shipping if they were framed and mounted. Adding a watermark or further diminishing the images seems counterproductive. Go for full screen with a watermark if you must. I will say that watermarks are far from foolproof. But then again, so is building a business around selling stock online.

1/20 asking price??  so your saying I should be selling 20x30 inch prints on 24x32 paper for $15nzd  (less than $13usd) including shipping?  Sorry if I don't take your comments seriously.. 
Regarding your comments about building a business around stock... Er you do know that I am only selling prints, not stock? The reference to stock was in the form of the type of water marking I would be doing, if I indeed did water mark.

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