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Personal Watermarks, Signatures and Text - What to Avoid when Uploading Images to Picfair

Tips and Inspiration

24 August 2020

Posted by Philip Mowbray


At Picfair, we love all types of images and it is a delight to see these uploaded to your Picfair-powered stores and to the Marketplace. There are, however, a few restrictions on the types of images that we can accept, these are displayed on the upload page, but you can also see them in more detail in our FAQs here.

By far, the most common reason why images aren't accepted is that they either contain personal signatures or watermarks, or some form of additional text. We don't accept images containing anything with added text as we know from experience that buyers prefer to license images that are crisp and clear of text, and having text over an image can limit its usage potential.

In order to avoid your images being rejected once you have uploaded them, you'll find some visual examples below of the most common types of additional text we see.

Note: if you're a Picfair Plus subscribe and would like your images to feature your own custom watermark on your store, this needs to be configured after you have uploaded your images. Read more on custom watermarks here.


Personal Watermarks and Signatures


Below are some common examples of personal watermarks that we see uploaded to Picfair, please avoid uploading images with personal watermarks.

We add the Picfair watermark to your images once they are uploaded to protect them, so you don't need to add your own, and only once a buyer purchases one of your images will this be removed. If you're a Plus subscriber you can customise your personal watermark (or remove it altogether) from the Advanced Settings section of your Store Settings here


Overlaid Text and Date Stamps

Images containing added overlaid text such as quotes, descriptions or captions are not accepted. We also don't allow images containing date stamps.


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