March 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm #155672
I’m not sure where your work is posted, but I’ve seen other websites disable the ability to right-click and save, or make a smaller version of the ORIGINAL photo, and when you click to enlarge it is the watermarked version (such as gettyimages.com does). Just an idea.
But kudos to you that people love your work enough to take the images!
WendyMarch 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm #155677
but I’ve seen other websites disable the ability to right-click and save,
Disabling right-click doesn’t do squat. There are a myriad of ways around that, too, not to mention it’s annoying when you want to right-click on a link to open it in a new tab, or select a bit of text to copy-and-paste somewhere, or whatever else. It’s a nuisance and a turn-off.
or make a smaller version of the ORIGINAL photo, and when you click to enlarge it is the watermarked version (such as gettyimages.com does).
Only press images, I believe, are watermarked on Getty; royalty-free and rights-managed ones are not.
And again, I bring up the same arguments: someone can simply crop the watermark out, if it’s in the corner, or find a way to erase it if they’re skilled in that sort of thing.
The only surefire way to make sure your work isn’t taken is not to post it online in the first place.March 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm #155679
I’m going to be honest here, if I find a site I’m on has disabled right click I simply close the tab and don’t bother returning. I have a lot of functions tied into my right click menu, most of which I use frequently and at least a few which I rely quite heavily on. I don’t like having it disabled under the false idea that it prevents image theft.March 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm #155719
If it’s on your screen it can be clipped and then saved.
Do a custom ‘border’ with yo url and name, etc
The image is layered so it can be taken apart – but if you save it from photoshop then bring it up and screenshot it – it’s all one image rather than layers.
Yes, the border could be cropped out by the nefarious – but then it’s appearing in numerous places before that happens with free advertising.March 4, 2012 at 3:40 am #155770
I don’t understand why you’d need to screenshot the image if you’ve saved it.March 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm #155936
if you watermark across the image – and then screen shoot it – it is one image with no layers to be manipulated in photoshop.
(1) do a custom border with URL etc (that can be cropped out easily)
(2) Do a ‘watermark’ with some cute thing you want for a logo. Put the watermark in at least 3 places on the photo – one of which if someone attempts to airbrush it out will not produce a good result. You can control the intensity of the watermark.
(3) save it and then bring it up and do a screen shot – save that to a folder for publication.March 4, 2012 at 11:24 pm #155937
Again, I don’t understand why you’d need to screenshot the image if you’ve saved it. You can simply save the image as a flat image file type, which is what you have to do for images you use online anyway. There’s absolutely no reason a person should need to open it and take a screenshot.March 5, 2012 at 9:18 am #155968
Then save it twice – once as a file with the layers and then once as a flat file. Do NOT overwrite the one you created – you can then edit later if needed.
I screen shoot because I place in presentations/documents etc – clip and paste is faster. Especially since I do the art as I am creating the document.
I use Photoscape (free) – it has a viewer like picassa only does not automatically upload all your photos.March 5, 2012 at 10:18 am #155980
Saving as different file types wont overwrite the original layered file, even if you use the same file name.
I think it’s more time consuming to take a screenshot than it is to simply save the file, that and you have far less control over the quality and compression the image is saved at.
Personally, I prefer GIMP and Inkscape. Both of which are free open source awesomeness.March 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm #156232
im sorry to hear this is happening to you! I think shelly has the right answer i checked out the site and it looks legit. I hope u figure out what to do
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