It was also thought of as providing a way to protect the artistic works they were designed to. How are Watermarks Created? Image manipulation by means of digital image processing (computer images or photo manipulation programs) often precedes the creation of watermarks as an artistic or artistic license. Many watermark creation software are freely available, and can do so with relatively little cost in an instant. Watermarking a Photo watermarks can be created by many means, such as editing, tracing, or pasting from a digital source, adding to an existing image, using a watermarking software, or using a special kind of image filters. When designing the watermark image, the following types of watermarks will be created or placed on a photo, and the following attributes are used to decide on a common, unique, and protected watermark: • A watermark is not needed with text or graphics if the mark is clearly visible. • If the watermark is on an image it will stand out from the background (like an extra large “W”). • An invisible watermark like an invisible bubble or a thin line might give the viewer something other than a watermark on the image. • The watermark can be placed on the right or left image (as in Figure 1). This is for convenience because often this is what is used in the process of watermarking. If the watermark is placed inside the image then it doesn't interfere with the image (as in Figure 2). The Watermark Form The watermark should be placed either directly beneath the image or placed near it (as in Figure 3). The watermark should either match the image color and contrast or be a unique, recognizable mark that is different from any other image. Watermarking Images In a Digital Project The image can be marked with a unique mark, the watermark should be small enough that it can be easily seen by the viewer, but large enough to avoid confusion with the image it is attached to. The watermark should not interfere with the image and should be placed within the image (as in Figure 4). The watermark image should not be created in any way that is inconsistent with the image (like using an inverted image or using a different filter).