I think it's time for me to start watermarking my photos (mainly pop culture convention photos), not to obscure them with an obnoxious watermark (semi-opaque) in the center portion of the photo, but just a small semi-opaque one along the bottom edge for promotional/informational use. I'm struggling with using my own name on each photo, or my personal webpage URL which has links to other sites like Flickr, Facebook, etc. on it. I'm leaning away from using my typical online nom de plume on the photos. It's weird to actually put your name on your photos, as I think it'll make me think twice to upload photos due to wanting to self-impose a higher quality standard due to my name/URL being on the photo itself. I'm not looking to turn pro, or anything grandiose like that, but I know people do seek out my photos here and there, and it'd be easier to do so with a non-intrusive watermark on the photos. I'm fully aware it'll be easy to crop the photo to leave off the watermark if the photo grabbers wanted to a cleaner image, I can live with that. The budget is a bit stretched, so I may get Photoshop Elements 9, but I think I'll hold off on Lightroom 3 due to costs. I did find a shareware program Faststone Photo Resizer that does batch watermarking which is another alternative. Then it comes to actually deciding on a simple text watermark with a copyright/year included, or a more stylized graphic image of my own design. Maybe I'll do a graphic that includes both my name and URL.