How to delete a signature from a picture?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Metallo, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Metallo

    Metallo Guest


    I want to print some pictures that I have downloaded from the internet.
    They have the signature of the author on the bottom left, is there a way to
    delete it in PS?

    Metallo, Jul 13, 2004
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  2. Metallo

    Tabasco1 Guest

    Yes. But that would be wrong.

    Torrance, California
    Tabasco1, Jul 13, 2004
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  3. The right way is to email the owner/copyrightholder of the image. He or she
    probably worked hard to get that image. If it's for personal use many people
    are more than willing to send you a copy for print. Or pay up!

    If you are sure this is public domain imagery and some schmuck decided to
    add his own sig just because he needed his graffiti it's a different issue.
    But be sure to check out first. Don't assume anything just because it's in
    your interest.

    In general artifacts you want out of a picture can be removed by use of the
    patch, clone stamp and /or healing brush tools in PS. describing in detail
    would be rather lengthy and quite useless without the example at hand
    showing. There are brilliant tutorials all around. Google will be your path
    to enlightenment. And the help files in PS probably have some material to

    Pjotr Wedersteers, Jul 13, 2004
  4. Metallo

    Metallo Guest

    Thanks for your comments.

    No copyright is involved here, otherwise I would not have asked, you can be

    Metallo, Jul 13, 2004
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    Voivod Guest

    If you 'found' the images and they're not something you created then
    rest assured they're someone's property and fully copyrighted from the
    very moment they were fixed in a medium.
    Voivod, Jul 13, 2004
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    J. A. Mc. Guest

    ALL images are copyrighted! PERIOD !!!

    Whether the poster (owner, hopefully) grants permission ON the web location,
    that they're "declared" to be public domain or whatever. CYAN! before
    altering and re-using!

    Kirk Splaat.
    J. A. Mc., Jul 13, 2004

  7. No.
    Tiemen Ratipati, Jul 13, 2004

  8. You can be sure there is a copyright involved when someone says that.
    Tiemen Ratipati, Jul 13, 2004
  9. Metallo

    jrzyguy Guest

    it really all depends what your intent of use is. If you are going to use
    an image for any sort of professional reason...then yeah..its pretty
    unethical to rob this person of their stuff without permission.

    I wont say where i work....but we have cloned out pleanty of corbis
    watermarks in the past. I think they have finaly stopped that tho.

    But if you are going to be using it for say a student project or a personal
    web the person...and they are usualy pretty cool about
    sharing (as long as YOU do not take credit for their work and give them some
    credit (perhaps a link to their site). And the nice thing about working
    with them like that they will probably send you a higher
    resolution file than what you will find on their site.

    If you are a student tho...and am making some sort of presentation...i am
    sure there would really be no ethical breech if you included the source in a

    Personaly...i dont see much of an ethical problem if you are going to use
    these images for a private presentation (say a closing dinner)...and are not
    going to distribute the images publicly in ANY way.

    If i am wrong..i am sure someone will correct me.

    jrzyguy, Jul 13, 2004
  10. Metallo

    J. A. Mc. Guest

    "Closing Dinners" and ALL presentations are technically required to obtain a
    'site license' for music and video usage. This would then seem that all
    forms of copyright is involved in such 'private' presentations.

    Use of an image in a home setting - would probably NOT fall into the trap.
    In any commercial setting, restaurant, ballroom, meeting room, convention
    facility, etc. definitely does ... as many large companies have found out to
    the detriment of their 'show budget'.

    To date, I've yet to refuse imagery except in one case ... where it was
    'presented as a "fait accompli" and "after the fact". This group (three
    letter "B" govenrmental arm) even had gone so far as to blur my copyright.

    So why contact me? They'd had complaints about the 'poor printing quality'
    and decided they 'needed better images' from me! Yeah, right!

    Their regional supervisor got the 'cease and desist' letter(s).
    J. A. Mc., Jul 14, 2004
  11. seems that if its honest use and permission is asked for and given and if
    its clear that its work by another then leaving the signature in place is
    the way to go. Nope....can't think of any reason an honest person should do
    Gene Palmiter, Jul 21, 2004
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