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You're using too small a type size to be readable at that low resolution.
8 points at 144 dpi is only 16 pixels.
You could use a cleaner, easier to read typeface.
But it's not going to look very clean at low resolutions and small point sizes, no matter what application you use.
I'm having trouble discerning what you feel is wrong.
You're showing your screen grabs at 50% zoom, and the box in which you've shown the text larger is at 200% zoom.
Could you please both describe what you feel is "bad" and maybe give a little more info about just how your images are being displayed?
I think Chris confirmed what I thought, which is that at a small-sized font at a low resolution,
I can't get a sharply-defined type.
In terms of answering your question, I find that the type is "soft" and lacks sharpness.
Therefore, I either go with a larger fornt size, and also perhaps a simpler font with less curves and edge surface.
In this way, the adjacent pixels next to the fonts won;t affect the lettering as much. e.g. a straight and vertical font.
I guess that's why high DPI displays like Apple's Retina Display are growing popular. Our eyes can make out details to well beyond 300 ppi.
Another option would be to put a larger but less intrusively colored or partially transparent copyright message.
Honestly, a copyright message of any kind/size on the image states your intent, and those who are going to repurpose the image are going to do so even if it were in bold letters right across the subject in the image.