Q. Why are the images on the Revs Digital Library watermarked?
The Revs Digital Library made the choice to watermark our images in an effort to share our incredible high-resolution images with the world, while still protecting them. We carefully chose the percentage of the watermark in an effort to balance these two needs and to ensure that our users still have an excellent high-quality viewing experience.
- watermarks are total overkill, zoom in an old b/w photo and details are killed thanks to duplicating watermarks. If your concern is only making money put advertising on the site and don't complete saturate the images with watermarks.
- I’m sorry to hear that. Revs accepts no advertising money. The watermark is strictly to protect the intellectual rights of the images from unauthorized use, while allowing continued online research using the high-resolution images. We set the watermark to be the least intrusive while still protecting the images.