Others have requested this feature before.
@mattcookreptiles brought this up as well:
Hey John, Seems like lots of scammers are taking pictures from MM lately, I don’t know how hard this would be to program but I’d like to throw out the idea of morphmarket automatically watermark photos with a MM logo?
Here are my thoughts. First, what is the goal of “watermarking”?
If the purpose was branding, I think it’s a nice feature. For example note how Kinova does this but the WM is really below the photo. This isn’t really a WM at all. It doesn’t prevent photo stealing because it’s easy to cut it out.
If the purpose it is to help prevent someone from using YOUR photos, I think it’s a nice feature, if we put the logo over the image. This could curb the use of MM photos on other forums like FB. However, I do think automatic watermarking would mess up image quality and that is a downside to viewers.
If the goal is to try to address the problem AT LARGE of scammers stealing photos to create fake ads on MM, I don’t think it would help. There will always be plenty of unwatermarked photos, such as on FB and Google Images, etc. It’s easy to grab those. In fact, it may actually make it harder. At least if the images are from some other ad on MM, our viewers can recognize and flag it. I believe our current “flagging” system is pretty effective. If the photos start coming more from other sources, they might be less recognizable.
What are everyone’s thoughts?