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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014135 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 5:46 PM

[quote]I don't really know why someone would want a 1000px photo....it no good to anyone.[/quote
With a good Rip you can get a passable A4 print from one...wouldn't win a camera club comp but still might be usable.

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 5:47 PM

lobsterboy wrote:
> Personally I would like to be able to switch it off but it doesn't seem to be an option at the moment.


At the very least, I'd appreciate an option to turn off "protection" for my own photos.

Dave.

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014135 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 5:50 PM


Quote:
At the very least, I'd appreciate an option to turn off "protection" for my own photos.

yeah thats what I meant.

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 5:55 PM

I just tried to download one of my own pics to add to the funny portrait thread on here and couldn't do it......but can't be bothered to trawl through my drives trying to find the shot...so haven't bothered.......may be an on/off would be useful.

kaybee
kaybee  103823 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 7:15 PM

Add it as a link Cathy

SophieHart
19 Jan 2011 - 7:30 PM


Quote: ......I don't really know why someone would want a 1000px photo....it no good to anyone

Unless they want to use it on a website. Say a hotel who wants to promote the landscape in there area.

keith selmes
19 Jan 2011 - 9:10 PM


Quote: .I don't really know why someone would want a 1000px photo....it no good to anyone.

I am routinely downsizing images to 1024 x whatever, its extremely useful. Sometimes its too big though and I need to downsize further, say to 512 or even 256. It really depends what your usage is. When I don't have one suitable and can't easily get one, I might download from a site like cgtextures or lemog, where the license terms are pretty clear. They are a specialised style of image though. I wouldn't immediately think of ephotozine as a good source.

Jestertheclown
19 Jan 2011 - 9:31 PM

I also usually resize my own images to 1024x something for images that I'd like to keep but don't really have a use for.
They come in useful sometimes at the school where I work and even on a classroom whiteboard, they're acceptable and decent ones can easily be printed at A4 with reasonable results.
So I suppose there would be a use (of sorts) for images lifted from here.
Logos are a waste of time as they're easily removed and any that are sufficiently complicated to not be removable, b****r up the image i the first place.
Personally, I look at anything that I upload here, or anywhere on the internet, as being a potential target and more or less write it off.

Jester.

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 10:06 PM

Jestertheclown wrote:
> I also usually resize my own images to 1024x something for images that I'd
> like to keep but don't really have a use for.


*shrug* Disc is cheap. Smile

> ...even on a classroom whiteboard, they're acceptable...

Current-generation projectors only go up to 1024x768, don't they? So, for the time being, you wouldn't get any advantage in going to higher resolutions.

> Logos are a waste of time as they're easily removed...

I believe that taking an image and editing out a logo or watermark would constitute a 'flagrant' breach of copyright, which would lead to you being awarded more damages if it went to court. That gives you a bit more leverage but, let's face it, if somebody in a different country rips off your photo, you're screwed -- and that means at least 95% of the people on the planet, unless you live in China or India, in which case it's still at least 80%. Best you can hope for is that you write to them and they say, "It's a fair cop" and stop using your photo. If they don't, you cannot afford to sue them unless their use of your image is costing you or depriving you of thousands or tens of thousands of pounds, which is probably isn't, if you uploaded it here.

> I look at anything that I upload here, or anywhere on the internet, as
> being a potential target and more or less write it off.


Yup.

Dave.

Jestertheclown
19 Jan 2011 - 10:13 PM


Quote: Current-generation projectors only go up to 1024x768, don't they? So, for the time being, you wouldn't get any advantage in going to higher resolutions.

I didn't know that.


Quote: I believe that taking an image and editing out a logo or watermark would constitute a 'flagrant' breach of copyright, which would lead to you being awarded more damages if it went to court. That gives you a bit more leverage but, let's face it, if somebody in a different country rips off your photo, you're screwed

I think David, that you're pretty much screwed wherever the image is ripped off and as (I think) you rightly say, if an image is worth anything to you, you shouldn't put it on here.

Jester.

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 10:22 PM

Well, if you threaten to sue somebody in your own country, they have to think you might follow through with it. If you threaten to sue somebody in a different country, especially outside the EU, they're not gonna believe you, unless you're a large company (which you're probably not, if you're posting here).

Dave.

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 10:26 PM


Quote: I have a plugin that displays EXIF information, where present, but that doesn't work any more because of "protection"

EXIF data is now shown on the EXIF tab?


Quote:
On Windows, you can just hit Print Screen, paste into your image editor and crop.

Seems simple enouph for me? Cannot you not do that on a Mac?

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 10:47 PM

mattw wrote:
> EXIF data is now shown on the EXIF tab?


Either that hadn't been switched on at the time I was writing or I was looking at photos without any EXIF (which is, to be fair, a lot of them).

> [hitting Print Screen] Seems simple enouph for me?

At the time when I was unaware of the EXIF tab, Print Screen wasn't much use as I'd have to dig down to get the EXIF. Now the EXIF is easily available, I guess Print Screen's not too bad. But, hey, it also shows that there's no point in the "protection", either, since every PC has a "break this protection" key.


> Cannot you not do that on a Mac?

No idea -- I use Windows. The qualifier was because I didn't want a miffed Mac user to have to say, "Not on a Mac, you can't!" Smile

Dave.

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 10:53 PM

Errrr, hang on. All the photos I've uploaded to this site have EXIF data in them but none of them seems to have the tab in the gallery.

Dave.

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014135 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2011 - 10:57 PM


Quote: Errrr, hang on. All the photos I've uploaded to this site have EXIF data in them but none of them seems to have the tab in the gallery.

I didn't think it was retroactive, I thought it would only appear on a new upload ?

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