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How to remove the copyright from photos

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Nov 6, 2012 1:26 PM

I have inadvertantly put thecopyright symbol and name on the bottom of a number of photos.

I'm not sure how that happened .... but it did.

How do I batch delete that symbol from the photos?


I running Aperture 2, iMac with 10.06.08 as the OS


Thank you in advance.


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  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to mo0648)

    How did you apply the copyright symbol and name to the images? With Aperture's watermark?


    That should only appear on the images you exported from Aperture, not on the images in the library. Just export those versions again turning off the watermark before you do. Then the copyright symbol and name will be gone.



  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 7:12 PM (in response to mo0648)

    That's the point of watermarks you can;t remove them without altering the image.


    You never answered me as to how you added the watermark to the image in the first place so without that I can only offer a general solution.


    You will need to export the images again from the library. In the export dialog make sure Show Watermark is not checked.


    First select Edit as the preset and then in the Preset edit window uncheck the Show Watermark checkbox.


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  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 4:10 AM (in response to mo0648)

    Do you own the copyright to the images you are trying to alter?


    Forgive me for asking, but the way you are going about this, and the fact that you don't know or won't say how the copyright was applied, bumps me towards that conclusion.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to mo0648)

    Glad it helped.


    I must admit that I had suspicions similar to Kirby's mostly because of the vagueness of your responses to my questions concerning how the watermarks got on the images in the first place. I was waiting to see how this played out before saying anything.


    Communicating via messages like this can at times lead to uncertainty as to the motives of the person at the other end.  You'd be surprised at some of the things people ask about here, after a while we tend to get a little over sensitive.




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to mo0648)
    And I appreciate your concern ,,, but I find your suggestion that I might consider robbing another photographer of their fair recognition in respect to their work somewhat offensive. So much for being innocent until proven guilty.


    I am sure, Kirby did not want to offend you, but just wanted to get the facts straight. Unless we know for sure that everything is o.k., we cannot help, and I find it far better simply to ask, to clear the air, than to avoid answering at all.


    And sadly, it is very common, that we are asked to help to break the passwords on pirated software, to reset the passphrase of stolen iPhones, to circumvent the security questions, to help install software on hardware it was not bought for, to break the filevault on the computer of the spouse, to copy video DVDs, to convert protected audio files, etc, etc.

    And if we answer these questions, we are participating in the fraud. So please understand, we have to be cautious.




  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to léonie)

    How right you are, Leonie, and well said!




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