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DolbyR
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PostSubject: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/2/2012, 11:40 am

I've seen lately lot's of pictures from different sites being shared online... I'm talking about copyrighted pictures here.
Nothing is stopping a certain individual from just saving and uploading one of our pictures somewhere else as their own.

We should be well aware of this problem and take actions to prevent it. We MUST protect our pictures.

Therefore, I suggest we start a campaign in the forums to promote eveybody to start atleast watermarking the pictures we upload. Some members are doing this already, but most of us (including me, until now) are not.

Watermarking doesn't take too long either, there are several software (besides photoshop) that you can use to do it pretty easily.


Additionally, I would suggest we don't share any copyrighted pictures of other authors, or if we must do it, we should at least mention the source, and who the copyright owner is.

I'd like to get some feedback on this, and if there is need (and If I get green light/support from ASF admin team), I can prepare a simple tutorial on watermarking and metadata alteration.
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/5/2012, 6:38 pm

Sounds good! Although I don't post many pic's. I'm in! I think it's a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/7/2012, 4:57 am

Supported.

Thank you for raising this issue up and volunteering to put up a tutorial for it Smile


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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/16/2012, 3:31 am

Thanks for the support!
Will work on a tutorial and post it up.
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/28/2012, 1:21 pm

sounds like a very good idea! but i have no idea how to watermark
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/28/2012, 9:32 pm

You may wish to check out DolbyR's [HOW TO] Image Protection Smile
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/28/2012, 11:41 pm

yea i saw that after i posted that i didn't know how to but i still don't know how to and the main reason is i got a new laptop and after having it since at least october, still have no idea how to use it. lol but thats a whole other story
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/28/2012, 11:59 pm

haha.. yes thats a whole other story.
There is no limit to how in-depth we can asking of from a "HOW TO" guide.
Like what DolbyR has suggested. You may wish to try Gimp or MS Paint?

Personally, i have created a simple Photoshop .psd template which i am using for all my pictures. Let me know if you wish to take a look at it.

Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/29/2012, 4:08 am

I'm working in a simple tutorial (with images) to be included in that HOW TO, I agree it's not complete enough yet.

I won't cover Photoshop though as I have no experience with it at all. Anyone with Photoshop experience may feel free to give a contribution Wink
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/29/2012, 8:27 am

GS wrote:
Personally, i have created a simple Photoshop .psd template which i am using for all my pictures. Let me know if you wish to take a look at it.

Cheers!

I'd love to see what you have ps?
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/29/2012, 11:37 am

GS wrote:


Personally, i have created a simple Photoshop .psd template which i am using for all my pictures. Let me know if you wish to take a look at it.

yes that would be fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/29/2012, 12:11 pm

tfleming wrote:
I'd love to see what you have ps?
sp1int3r wrote:
yes that would be fantastic!
Sent!

I'll try to get it uploaded for all to use freely. Will post once its ready Smile

Okay, back to topic.
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/29/2012, 3:24 pm

Thanks again GS!
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/29/2012, 7:47 pm

I just remembered there is an app for iPhones where you can easily just add a watermark, pick the text, the color, the font, and opacity. the app is called Impression and I'm pretty sure its free. i know most of my photos are taken with my cell phone so for everyone else out there like me here is a simple way to add a water mark!
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PostSubject: Re: "Protect your pictures" Campaign   3/30/2012, 2:50 am

Great tip sp1int3r!
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