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 Post subject: Stealing photos / Copyright mark
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:44 pm 
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Hi guys and gals got back from KNP today after 11 awesome nights.I want to know what can I do so that my pics wont get stolen and used by other people?Except taking bad pics :twisted: I have heard that water marks can be taken out by a IT/photoshop geeck.

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:56 pm 
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Duco had a good thread to this buddy, but I had a certain Johan Bester steal a pic of mine off this forum & he won a compitition with PhotoFirst. So it does happen.

Oops. the spelling is bad. :redface: :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:06 pm 
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I think the best way is to embed a copyright in the metadata along with all other info. That way if someone does attempt to steal your image for a competition they will have a very hard time as to delete the metadata would not be an option because as far as i know competitions like that must see the meadata.

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:14 pm 
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I know scipio just cant find it.I am no professional but took some stunning shots and just scared they steal it.Scipio I will steals your :cam: anyday :lol: :lol:
Thanx for advice so far.This trip really put a spark into my photography and the Sigma 150-500 performs leke.Thinking of doing another photo TR so will see.

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Hey, your 150-500, :mrgreen: :mrgreen: but I can set my cam with copywrite on the picture file.(Dunno what you call it) But there are some scaly blokes out there. Just get on with the TR though. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
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Hi B5S,

Glad you has success with your Sigma! :thumbs_up:

Normally with photo competitions they ask for the High Res version if you go to the finals or win or whatever, so if you load very low res photos on the forum, it makes it a bit harder, but still probably not fool proof...

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:09 am 
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There is no fool-proof way.

So resize them to 800 pixels on the longest side (which not by accident is the max for posting here), and resample them this way. Which makes them nice and small, and speeds up browsing in a major way.

And splatter a copyright into it. Not really at the side, as it can be cropped away then, but straight through the photo.
A good person with Photoshop can however repair it...

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
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metadata is the key :clap:
and you will easily prove you were the owner then


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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
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Metadata, care to explain pucelou?

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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
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you can set your camera to put a copyright on the pictures , in the internal settings of the camera itself.
your pics will be accompanied by "metadatas" , which are basic infos about , aperture , focal length , date, time etc... and : a name , your name , as the photography owner. :dance:


wikipedia:Metadata may be written into a digital photo file that will identify who owns it, copyright & contact information, what camera created the file, along with exposure information and descriptive information such as keywords about the photo, making the file searchable on the computer and/or the Internet. Some metadata is written by the camera and some is input by the photographer and/or software after downloading to a computer.


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 Post subject: Re: Stealing photos
Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Sounds interesting pucelou, thanks for the info.

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 Post subject: Copyright of pictures
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Of and on we have had reports of people/ companies stealing, because that is what it is, photo's of some extremely good photographers off this site.
As Hippo-fan demonstrated with one of Sprocky's pictures a watermark or trademark is not nearly enough and can be removed with some simple handlings in a matter of minutes.

To embed copyright details in the Meta Data of your pictures seemed to be the key, but after some googling I have found some free programs with which you can even change that. :big_eyes:

So now for the million dollar question.

How on earth are we going to make sure that our pictures are not going to be pirated from this site?


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 Post subject: Re: Copyright of pictures
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In short: not.

So what you need to do is make theft less attractive. With copyright notices, resampling them to really small photos (like in the first post of the 2010 competition), and of course not posting them large. But you can't anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Copyright of pictures
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So you basically have to mame your pictures in order to prevent anyone to use them.

That is like buying a new car and then make it look like something from a Mad Max movie in order to prevent car thieves to steal it. :wall: :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Copyright of pictures
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It's a crazy world we live in!! :evil:

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