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11. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 630 posts) 2y

Quoting Cyberia

Many have no real problem with people copying their photos but are endlessly annoyed when others claim the photos are their own.

You can put a watermark on photos.

Who can put a watermark on photos? Me ( the poster ) or Travellerspoint?

Steve

12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 2y

Quoting hasbeen

Hello,

I said that you were being obnoxious because you made accusations against me which are untrue. You call that direct but I find that extremely rude on your part.
You could have just started out by asking the questions about sizes & colours etc before making accusations. And - yes, you were saying those photos were not mine.

I change something on most of my photos. Crop, Enhance Exposure, colour correction, all sorts. In fact, I make it a practise now to auto enhance every photo before I even look at it. 90% of the time there is an improvement. Then I crop. In the past I used to duplicate (copy) my photos to leave the original as is. I now know I don't have to do that.

If you read my blog you would see that the two photos were taken by me from a float plane.

If you still think they are copies, send me the originals. You won't be able to as I have those too.
I can put the whole sequence from the flight, with before and after images If that would satisfy your curiosity.

I only post versions, rarely the master.

Cheers

Steve

Thanks Steve, all clear to me. Sorry for any inconvenience you might have experienced. It's definately not personally but rather a long history of copyied photos, spam and everything else what's crap regarding those matters. Been a moderator too long I guess;)

All the best
Michael.

13. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 2y

Quoting hasbeen

Who can put a watermark on photos? Me ( the poster ) or Travellerspoint?

You'd have to do this yourself. I wouldn't bother. To some people, this is actually an indicator that you are happy for it to be shared around ("you're getting credit from your watermark!"). I've also had a photo taken once where the person actually went to the effort of cropping out the watermark

Bear in mind, our photos are only stored at 800px max width currently, so anyone taking it won't really be able to go out and use it for a magazine or anything like that.

14. Posted by hasbeen (Respected Member 630 posts) 2y

Quoting Peter

Quoting hasbeen

Who can put a watermark on photos? Me ( the poster ) or Travellerspoint?

You'd have to do this yourself. I wouldn't bother. To some people, this is actually an indicator that you are happy for it to be shared around ("you're getting credit from your watermark!").
Bear in mind, our photos are only stored at 800px max width currently, so anyone taking it won't really be able to go out and use it for a magazine or anything like that.

Thanks.

I had never heard the expression outside of Bank Notes.

As someone else said here, I don't have a problem with people copying my photos, but it would feel odd to see it unacknowledged somewhere else.

Sorry for all these questions - this is brand new to me. Just say when you get fed up.

Steve

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17. Posted by automidori (Travel Guru 17 posts) 2y

Two posts have been deleted... hmmm.

Steve, as Peter has mentioned, you can put a watermark by yourself before uploading them on TP. But... Peter didn't mentioned that photos with watermarks have zero chance to be featured. So is it with a blog post providing a link to a hotel, travel agency, and the like. More than me being worried of my photos get copied (even just for 800px), TP is the more worried about "advertisement" in quotation. In the end, nobody likes to be taken advantage of, in whatever pixel.

Regards,
Shuni

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Mar-2014, at 01:57 by automidori ]

18. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 2y

Hi Shuni,

It's not entirely impossible to be featured with a watermark in the photo, but yes it's less likely. It's not so much the advertising as it is the fact that watermarks often just ruin the image. If it is done subtly enough (would have to be very subtle) then it probably won't count against the photo. If it has a url in it, then it will indeed most likely be considered promotional and depending on the user, the photo might even be deleted. It would almost certainly not be featured with a url in the watermark.

p.s. deleted posts were both just typical spam posts and removed by moderators.

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20. Posted by Peter (Admin 5811 posts) 2y

Oh and Shuni, if you are somehow concerned we are censoring people, I'm happy to share the deleted posts and the reasoning for deleting them with you in private. Two are spam and that last one is from a serial troll that creates many accounts on our site just to harass other members.