Protecting you eBay images from being used by other sellers

One of my pet hates on eBay is when other sellers use your images.  This can particularly happen if you are selling wholesale items that other sellers can easily get hold off and sell.   Rather than take their own image and make their listing look unique, they will troll through eBay looking for another seller’s image to use.  This is against eBay policy, and anyone caught doing so will have their listing removed and a policy violation on their account.

Here is eBay’s policy description on this:

eBay’s image and description policy

Apart from laziness, I don’t really understand why a seller would want to use another seller’s photo as you’d think they would want their listing to look unique and different from every one else s.

Still they do and I have found a way to watermark my images which would put off anyone using my images.  I thought I would share this with my newsletter subscribers and blog readers.    I made this video to show you where I got the watermarking software and how to use it.

Since making that video, I actually discovered that Auctiva has an image watermark tool.  I tried it, but actually I prefer the piece of free software ‘Visual Watermark’ I found as this is more versatile as to what you can do with the watermark.  Here is the link to where you can find this software.

Free watermark software – Visual watermark

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.  Or if you find anything better, I would appreciate it if you can let me and the other readers of the blog know.

Keep your images safe, and help keep your listings unique.

One Response to “Protecting you eBay images from being used by other sellers”

  1. Thanks for this helpful video, even though I don’t do much selling on ebay, I still found it useful and like that you shared it with everyone through your post

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