Mark misuse: On images

The incorrect mark use on this page is representative of the ways in which marks are often misused. The incorrect use of a mark tends to give license to, and spawn, other misuses.

One challenge is to avoid strong patterns or textures that impinge on legibility. The other consideration is avoiding objects or strong shapes within the image.

In the lower set of images we show how shapes with different degrees of transparency can be used to create a less disruptive field to place the mark.

Do not let objects impinge on clear space

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Do not let mark appear to affect the image

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Do not place mark on contrasting values

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Do not place mark on contrasting values

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Do not place mark on contrasting texture

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