I just spent the last 2 hours watermarking all the images I’ve used on my blog to date, due to the sheer numbers of people showing up via Google Images. I’m flattered that they like them enough to want to click on them, but it concerns me that they may also be grabbing them for their own use.
I also slapped some redirection onto my images folders with a not-so-subtle rebuke: http://youknowthatblog.com/images (click away… you’ll be back!)
Certainly anyone who is determined to use your image as their own, who knows anything about PhotoShop isn’t going to be stopped by a watermark. I suppose it’s like a fence, creating a boundary, but is easily jumped over by the ethically-challenged.
What do you think about having your images show up on Google Images? Do you feel its harmless, or cause for concern?