A synopsis to get you up and running.

Anyone can quickly set up an account in the Digimarc® Discover Online Services Portal (OSP). Once you're logged on, it's easy to create and manage project folders and individual services. Setting up a service can be completed in minutes with very little impact to your workflow.

Getting started

  1. Go to www.digimarc.com/portal to sign up for your free account or sign in if you're already a user.
  2. If you don’t yet have a free account, select "Get Started Now." After selecting "Get Started Now," you'll be taken to the "Create Your Free Account" page.
  3. Complete the form and check your email to complete the registration process.

Creating projects

Each project works like a folder and helps you organize your watermarked content. For example, a project could reference an issue of a magazine, advertising campaign, playlist or a specific client or brand. These are just a few suggestions; feel free to choose a method of organization that makes sense to you.

We recommend assigning a project title that is easily recognizable for each publication. For example, let’s say you’re the publisher of Example Magazine and you want to include digital watermarks in the July 2013 issue. A potential name for your project could be something like "Example Campaign – July 2013."

After clicking “Submit,” you are taken to the Project Folders page that lists all your projects. You’ll always be able to create additional projects from here by clicking on the “New Project Folder” button in the upper right area of the page.

Creating services

A project is composed of individual services. A service is essentially the process of linking watermarked content to a payoff of your choosing. For example, linking a car advertisement (in a magazine or on the radio) to an online video of the car — highlighting its features and performance — would be considered a service. To clarify, if a magazine uses 75 different digital watermarks in the May issue, that would be 75 different services.

After purchasing the service you will be returned to the Services List page, where you may edit, pause or extend individual services.


The Reports page shows the engagement activity of your services over a selected period of time. This lets you know how many times each unique watermarks was accessed by consumers using their smartphone.

Account Settings

The Account Settings tab allows you to enter additional account and contact information. Digimarc encourages users to enter information on this page to help us contact you in case we need to provide additional assistance related your Account. You can either click the “Edit Settings” or “Invite a User” button from this page. Following is an overview of these two buttons:

  • Edit Settings
    Select this option if you wish to update account information, such as contact information, address, etc.
  • Invite User
    Select this option if you wish to grant access to your account to others. Please note, all members will have the same permissions as the account owner.