Posted Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:55PM
This has probably been suggested before: how about a slightly more transparent watermark? or keep the lines and make the logo a bit less prominent? Sometimes the subject is very obscured by it, at least IMHO.
Posted Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:59AM
Bottom line for me, these watermarks create a real problem. Many times they interfere so badly with the design that I either have to clone it out or use a different image from another company. If you're a registered user you should be able to download a decent sized unwatermarked comp like you can with Getty and other stock houses. Like other comments, I'm not going to purchase images during the comp stage in order to get one without the watermark. Follow the big companies and make it work for your customers!
Posted Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:06PM
im not agree, you can download a xsmall size for one credit. (Is very cheap). A comp with any watermark can be useful to web design. The watermark protect our work. I don´t wanna work for a company that don´t protect my work.
If other company don´t have it is their problem. For me the biggest company is iStockphoto. Thats is the reason why im exclusive.
Posted Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:57AM
I think the watermark should stay, but I would like to be able to move it a bit - sometimes it's right over the eye, etc....
Posted Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:22PM
The downside of iStock is that there are no free unwatermarked comps. The upside is, you can get an unwatermarked comp for only 1 credit.
Posted Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:24PM
I'd prefer the watermark stay as is. Anyone should be able to create a comp with watermarked images. If the client complains or questions it, just explain that it's a sample and that the watermark will not be there in the final product. If someone really needs the watermark to be gone for the comp, then they should just buy what you need (and hope the client accepts it so they don't have to buy another).
FWIW: I like the idea of being able to place/position the watermark. I happen to know of another agency that allows this and I thought it was a cool feature.