A recent research from Google has demonstrated that an algorithm can remove watermarks from photos in no time. Because of this, adding visible watermarks to your photos may not be a sufficient protection from theft. A new service named Imatag adds invisible and indelible watermarks to your images without compromising image quality. It lets you track your work and discover when it’s illegally used online.
Other than deleting watermarks, there are also algorithms that upscale low-res photos. Combined with the watermark-removing AI, it makes your work more subject to theft than ever. As DPReview writes, invisible watermarking could be an effective answer to the modern pirating methods.
Imatag has launched a demo that lets you upload a photo, inspect the image quality and the quality of the watermark. You can also sign up for a free account to test out the system. You can transfer the images to your Imatag photo library and share the photos wherever you like. Your images are automatically tracked on the web editorial content, but also in PDF documents online. If one of your photos is found on the web, Imatag will send you an email notification immediately.
The free account lets you store 1GB of photos. It offers protection, a public portfolio, a private photo library, image search and image tracking with email notifications. If you’d like to upload more work and believe this watermarking system would be useful for your work, it costs 10 €/month ($12) to get a Pro account. You’ll get the same features, but the storage increases to 100GB, and you get dedicated support. If you are interested in protecting your photos with an invisible watermark, you can read more info on Imatag’s website.