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"Protected" photos


lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 5:46PM

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 e2
6 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 5:47PM
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 e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 5:50PM

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



yeah thats what I meant.
CathyT e2
8 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 5:55PM
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 10 4.0k 24 Scotland
19 Jan 2011 7:15PM
Add it as a link Cathy
SophieHart 4 136 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 7:30PM

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 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 9:10PM

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 6 6.6k 242 England
19 Jan 2011 9:31PM
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 e2
6 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 10:06PM
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 6 6.6k 242 England
19 Jan 2011 10:13PM

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 e2
6 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 10:22PM
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 e2
11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 10:26PM

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?
DRicherby e2
6 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 10:47PM
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 e2
6 269 725 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 10:53PM
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 e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2011 10:57PM

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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