These examples demonstrate how various forms of media can become web portals using your mobile device.
In addition to the samples provided here, you may take advantage of our free trial and create your own interactive print and audio content.
First, download and install the Digimarc® Discover app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.
Instructions for Testing Digitally Watermarked Print
- Select a PDF from the choices to the right and print on your inkjet or color laser printer using the best quality settings.
- Launch the app and watch the video tutorial showing how it works.
- Aim your device's camera at the center of the image, not the watermark indicator. The app works best in well-lit areas, but you can use the LED flash feature with newer devices.
- Hold the device steady about 4"-7" (10-17cm) from the image and parallel to the page.
- Watermark detection should be instant. If not immediate, slowly move your phone toward or away from the image.
- Enjoy the demo!
You may also read the digital watermarks in the PDF(s) directly on your monitor screen, without printing. Please note the wide variance of monitors may affect this demonstration. Here are a few considerations if your attempt to read the digital watermark in the onscreen image is unsuccessful:
- Follow the instructions for printed material above, pointing your device's camera at the monitor instead of a printed image.
- If you have a lower resolution monitor, you may need to hold your camera phone at a distance greater than 6 inches. If you have a higher resolution monitor, try less than 6 inches. Adjust your distance from the screen until you have a successful detection.
- Please ensure your monitor is not stretching images and changing the aspect ratio.
- If you have a widescreen monitor, make sure you are using a true widescreen resolution recommended by your system, in proportion to your physical screen size (examples: 1680x1050, 1152x864, 1280x960).
Instructions for Testing Digitally Watermarked Audio
- Play a video below and ensure the audio is heard from your desktop speakers; unplug your headphones. If using a laptop without external speakers, turn your volume up.
- Navigate to "Listen" mode of the app and you will see a graph of the audio that the device is hearing.
- Point your device's microphone toward one speaker or the other and try not to obstruct the microphone with your hand.
- When an audio watermark is detected, you will see a banner appear at the bottom of the screen with details about the item detected.
- Tap the banner to connect to the network service or web site associated with the audio watermark.
This video has two separate audio watermarks, one for the right and left channels. This is an example of how audio watermarking could be used in environments with multiple sound sources, such as retail locations:
This video's audio track takes you to the Digimarc website:
Create Your Own Interactive Images and Print Materials
Learn about online embedding and see how easy it is embed digital watermarks into your own printed materials. A free thirty-day trial is available to everyone.