Manage and Monitor Artwork

Helping brands and artists communicate copyright, track distribution and prevent unlicensed use.

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Designed for photographers, designers and digital artists who want the ability to demonstrate ownership when images are used without permission, using imperceptible identifiers within each file.

Search ServiceNone
SoftwareAdobe Photoshop Add-on
Account ManagementSelf-Service
Images Protected3000
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Designed for businesses, brand managers, e-commerce sites and image aggregators that require large-scale image protection and have a significant economic stake in stopping unlicensed use, aided by advanced web search.

Search ServicePremium, Managed Web Crawl
SoftwareBatch, Scripted, & Platform Tools
Account ManagementDedicated
Images Protectedunlimited
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Success Stories


Shaw Floors relies on Guardian to protect its images. Read the story.


Widen partners with Digimarc Guardian to help its customers with security, rights management and asset tracking of images. Read the story.

Add the Adobe Add-on

Extend the capability and value of your Adobe Photoshop software application and link directly to your Digimarc for Images account with the free Digimarc for Images plug-in at Adobe Add-ons. Ensure your images are protected when they are created.

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Protection with Persistence

Digimarc for Images allows hobbyists, professionals and businesses to add an imperceptible identifier to individual photos and other images prior to distribution. The technology is resilient, capable of continuing to communicate ownership rights even after:

  • file format changes
  • encryption and decryption
  • editing and cropping

Your information goes wherever your images do. Find your work, and ensure potential customers can find you.

Market Insight that Sells

Whether you manage major stock image libraries or shoot weddings on weekends, you need to know what potential customers want to drive more targeted campaigns and boost sales. Accounts with search service receive access to reports reflecting where your images have been found around the web, updated daily.

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Take Action Against Infringement

Digimarc for Images helps you locate unauthorized use of your images and issue related notices, empowering you to explore strategic resolutions which may include:

  • licensing the image under your terms and conditions
  • authorizing use of the image with correct attribution
  • issuing a takedown notice
  • initiating a collections process

Protect your rights. Make your enforcement more forceful.


Who should use Digimarc Guardian for Images?

Digimarc Guardian for Images is for people and organizations managing digital-image assets online, from private consumers to global brands. Consumer subscribers use Photoshop to enhance their images with a unique customer ID, allowing them to identify their assets online. We prepare custom license agreements for our Enterprise subscribers so they can enhance images with unique organizational and transactional IDs, as well as make use of scalable enhancement software. Our DAM platform partners also offer seamless integrations with your existing technology solutions for a simplified workflow.

What does the Digimarc Guardian for Images identifier do?

Known as Barcode for digital images, our imperceptible codes carry your unique IDs as payloads, eliminating any uncertainty about the origins and ownership of digital-image assets online.

How are my images enhanced?

Consumer subscribers enhance their images using the Digimarc Guardian for Images plug-in for Adobe Photoshop.

Adobe Creative Cloud users can install the Digimarc Guardian for Images plug-in via Adobe Add-ons.

Users of earlier versions of Digimarc Guardian for Images for Adobe Photoshop can download the legacy plug-in.

Enterprise customers have the option of using purpose-built embedders that scale to enhance larger image volumes. We also work with many Digital Asset Management (DAM) partners who can do the embedding for you, once we have established your custom enhancement solution.
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