Some of the newer models of the smartphones have a feature that puts a watermark on all of the photos that you snap using its camera. The watermark is just the model and make of the smartphone, for example, “OPPO Reno” is automatically added to all the pictures you take using the back camera of OPPO Reno. This feature is called “device watermarking” and is enabled by default and many people think that there is nothing they can do about it.
If you do not like all of your pictures watermarked using the device name then you can simply disable it from the smartphone camera. Here is how:
- Launch the camera app from your Android smartphone.
- Tap on the small cogwheel icon on the screen to open the Camera setting.
- Locate a setting Device watermark and disable it.
After disabling the device watermark setting, when you take photos using your smartphone, it will no longer watermark them. This setting can later be enabled in a similar fashion. In fact there is a reset camera option using which you can reset all the options of the smartphone camera.
The reason why smartphone manufacturers have added this device watermark feature is very simple – free advertisement. When you take a really good picture and post it on social networks like Instagram or Twitter, people look at the watermark and know which camera was used to snap that picture. If the picture is really beautiful and good quality, then people would want to buy the same camera or at least a smartphone from the same manufacturer. With this design in mind, many newer smartphone manufacturers have added this device watermarking feature. However it is not harmless and can be kept enabled especially if you have an expensive smartphone so that you can show it off to your friends.