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Your photo albums on the web

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{Photography.18.267}: annie {oceanannie} Thu, 03 Jan 2008 18:56:25 CST (1 line)

Congratulations!

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{Photography.18.268}: Donald Dozier {donaldpd} Fri, 04 Jan 2008 10:45:36 CST (1 line)

Take the show on the road and sell some birds and bugs.

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{Photography.18.269}: swellyn {swellyn} Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:42:35 CST (4 lines)

ok, I just wandered over here from The Nook. I have questions about
storing my pix so friends and family can see them.
What is the best place to put pictures of, say the family reunion or
my yard so my Aunt Tillie can view them at her leisure?

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{Photography.18.270}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:48:34 CST (7 lines)

Lots of us have Flickr accounts here Sue.

http://www.flickr.com

You can sign up for a free account, or pay a miminal amount for a Pro
account. That doesn't mean you have to be a PROfessional, it just
means you PROvide the cash.

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{Photography.18.271}: swellyn {swellyn} Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:49:42 CST (3 lines)

Thanks
and all the brouhaha about others downloading your photos and worry
about security??

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{Photography.18.272}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:57:51 CST (11 lines)

Well, I don't know what to say about that, except that if you think
your family reunion pictures are worth a lot to pirates, you will
probably want to upload small files that would be hard to reproduce.
Of course then Aunt Tillie wouldn't be able to see them very well, or
print out the good one of Uncle Clarence getting that ringer at
horseshoes.

No picture on the WWW is really safe, but they are all marked for
copyright and you have legal recourse if your pics are used without
your consent. You just have to have the will to pursue it. the only
sure way is not to post at all.

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{Photography.18.273}: Coyote {coyote} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:05:20 CST (8 lines)

Sue, at Flickr, you have full control over who sees your pictures. You
can password-protect your albums, for one. You can restrict
viewability of your photos to Flickr users only. Or, you can restrict
viewability of your photos to just the Flickr members you've
designated as friends or family.

I'll have to go check out all those privacy options again. I may be
forgetting something.

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{Photography.18.274}: Coyote {coyote} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:09:31 CST (1 line)

The above applies to who can download your photos, too.

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{Photography.18.275}: Jenny Reiswig {jreiswig} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 00:11:08 CST (14 lines)

It's true that anyone could take a publicly viewable picture off of
flickr and use it. It's happened, and there is absolutely nothing to
stop it.  However, as TJ says, for most of us, how likely is it your
pictures will be valuable to thieves?  There are a couple things you
can do to reduce the attractiveness of your photos to would-be thieves.

1. Don't post images so big they'd be useful in print. I usually
resize my images to 1000 pixels in length or 900 pixels in height
whichever is smaller.  You could make a decent sticker out of that but
not much else.
2. Add a 'watermark' or copyright statement into the picture. Ex:
http://flickr.com/photos/bmljenny/276301868/
You can do this in Flickr so as not to risk adding it to your original
photo, or with a photo editor program on your computer.

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{Photography.18.276}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 08:21:52 CST (2 lines)

Coyote, is Flickr able to actually prevent someone from downloading a
public image, or does it only apply to those which are private?

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{Photography.18.277}: Coyote {coyote} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 12:17:35 CST (5 lines)

It works for public images, too. I think the All Sizes option
disappears for the folks you don't want downloading your photos. So,
they can only access the default sized image that shows up in your
photo stream. And, of course, they can hijack *that* image if they are
so intentioned, but it will be of little value for reproduction purposes.

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{Photography.18.278}: Coyote {coyote} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 12:23:36 CST (6 lines)

Actually, no they can't. I logged out of my account and tried to save
one of my images to my hard drive, but it doesn't work. Somehow
they've rigged it such that if you try to hijack the image, you only
get a tiny dot called spaceball.gif. Cool!

And, yes, there was no All Sizes option when I was logged out.

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{Photography.18.279}: rebecca {anahita} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:03:48 CST (HTML)

When I log out of Flickr and look at my stream, I have no All Sizes option. And yup I get spaceball if I try to save to my harddrive. The only way to hijack an image is to printscreen, which would loose a good bit.

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{Photography.18.280}: swellyn {swellyn} Tue, 04 Mar 2008 14:13:53 CST (8 lines)

Thanks one and all.
And you realize I don't think Aunt Tillie even has a pc...but I know
that cousin Margaret does, and that creepy guy down the street.
Seriously, I have never been too worried about this stuff, but some
folks seem to be, so I had to ask...

and not that my pictures are even close to the quality you folks
have posted, but, you know...

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{Photography.18.281}: Coyote {coyote} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 18:34:27 CDT (HTML)

One of my kitty photos was featured on Fotothing's front page today :-)

Welcome to Fotothing - Photo Blogging - Photo Sharing

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{Photography.18.282}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:04:12 CDT (1 line)

Congratulations!

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{Photography.18.283}: Coyote {coyote} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:16:19 CDT (3 lines)

Thank you! I also just found out that 124 of my photos have been
featured in Explore at Flickr. Lordy!
http://flickr.com/photos/coyote/2409721666/

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{Photography.18.284}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:29:55 CDT (3 lines)

Wow!

I don't know that I've ever had even one.

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{Photography.18.285}: annie {oceanannie} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:34:57 CDT (1 line)

Congratulations!

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{Photography.18.286}: Coyote {coyote} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:43:58 CDT (6 lines)

Thanks!
TJ, three of your photos made it to Explore so far:

"http://bighugelabs.com/flickr/scout.php?username=freeopinions&sort=date&year=0"

Click on the "details" link for more groovy info.

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{Photography.18.287}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:48:47 CDT (3 lines)

Only two there, Coyote.

Won't make much of a poster.

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{Photography.18.288}: T.J. McGovern {tj2} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 19:57:37 CDT (1 line)

Never mind, I found the right page.

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{Photography.18.289}: Jenny Reiswig {jreiswig} Sun, 13 Apr 2008 20:27:47 CDT (1 line)

I've only got one. Hrumph.

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{Photography.18.290}: Paddrick Mackin {paddrick} Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:33:20 CDT (4 lines)

I've got one myself.  No poster.

I'm back.  I was locked out for a few days.  C' helped me get back
in.  Thanks Coyote.

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{Photography.18.291}: Coyote {coyote} Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:52:08 CDT (1 line)

Yay! You're back! Glad I could help :-)

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