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Old 05-09-11, 04:52
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hi everyone,

i want to put my images on the net but dont want to have a watermak on them..... is there a way of not having to do this to the photo???? anyone had the prob before??

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Old 05-09-11, 10:03
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Well, it's the easiest thing not to have the watermark on the photo, but sharing pics in the internet is not really the way to keep the copyright on your photography, as far as I am aware. If they are photography websites or flickr, you should probably check the terms and conditions just to make sure, but I wouldn't put anything special out there without a watermark.
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Old 12-10-11, 16:15
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Hi Rustyhands

I have heard lots of stories about photos being misused on the world wide web, and I know of people who have openly admitted they have taken other peoples images, and made them their own. I have heard of other people have found out the hard way, that someone has been using their photos and making them their own regardless to their cost.

Personally, I think anyone who steals another persons photo of any website to get a result is out of order.

I agree with Mightypain that if you have very valuable photos that you simply do not post them at all.

Watermarks vary in that you can post a shadow mark through your photo, or place your signature. I think a signature on the corner of your photos would be a great idea for peace of mind for yourself and it had not got a detremental {sp) effect on your prized photo

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Old 13-10-11, 11:22
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I agree with Mightypain that if you have very valuable photos that you simply do not post them at all.
Also agree. Therefore if you only post non valuable photos. Do you need a watermark? For me the answer is no. Something only you can decide. You could resize and use low quality to post a photo that would hopefully be not worth anyone stealing.
Depends on if you post just to share or if you intend/hope to get a sale.
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Old 13-10-11, 19:42
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I Always embed my info into the metadata, apply a custom frame with my name and website, mainly to help me get exposure. But the most important thing is to put up only low quality images onto the net. The two first things can easily be removed, but the later makes the image useless in most cases if someone did fancy stealing. As for stealing an image and passing it off as you own.....that is disgusting, somepeople obviously have no shame.
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Old 14-10-11, 06:58
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^^^^ your absolutely correct about some people not having any shame. If you ever listen to the news, you'll know that people do very strange things.

I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computers and photo technology ( editing equipment). So I'm just wondering, If some one did post a low quality image that a person wanted to steal, could they do that and make the photo better using their computer and some software? Just asking.
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Old 14-10-11, 08:01
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^^^^ your absolutely correct about some people not having any shame. If you ever listen to the news, you'll know that people do very strange things.

I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computers and photo technology ( editing equipment). So I'm just wondering, If some one did post a low quality image that a person wanted to steal, could they do that and make the photo better using their computer and some software? Just asking.
Yes, they could no doubt improve it, and use it for the internet. I doubt they'd be able to make a decent A4 print though.
I've heard of cases where printed images in exhibitions & books have been photographed & used as the copiers own work. One student apparently got a lifetime ban because one of his examiners happened to be a co-author of a book he'd used to copy from. (Serves him right!) The only ways to ensure no one copies your work is to make sure no one sees it or the ensure images are degraded to the point nobody wants too. I don't see the point in either of those, so damage limitation is the way to go.
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Thanks for your quick reply. I learned something today.
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Thanks for your quick reply. I learned something today.
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