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Mostly, it's when people tell me they see one of my images out there. I'm honestly too busy to spend time hunting for them. I think there are services that will do it for you though, not sure of the name though.Steve - I guess that begs the question what do you use to check for photo's that are yours?
I did run across this thing; its not a gallery but you can get a list of threads that a member started. If you click on a member then below their Messages count there's a Find pull down that allows you to find all threads started by that person. Like this:Not that I know of (I'm still learning the software too). I'll check and see if I can find anything.
Hi Charlie, the problem with the find option is you have to sift through it all, to find the photos. The gallery for each member would show only the photos uploaded by that member and most likely as small thumbnails. If someone wanted to see the full size, they would click on that photo.
Thanks for your comment, I think I'll wait for Steve to weigh in on this one ... just in case. If you'd like to see what I have in mind, send me your e-mail and I'll show you. I'm at [email protected]@Howard5252 I'm only speaking for myself, but I don't see a problem with it. No harm in posting one and see what the reaction is from fellow members. I really liked your fiddler in the cemetery (https://bcgforums.com/index.php?threads/music-forever.38/post-90) which was well received by those who commented, and if I had to make a critique on it as far as this forum is concerned, the focus was too much on the fiddler, not the "landscape" of the cemetery.
There's a place for everything and everything in its place. Get the balance right and go for it.
Everyone's art is different. Although I'm not one to composite, I know others enjoy it. I'd only ask that you do mention it's a composite when postingSteve,
From time to time I create an image (composite) in order to tell a story; you've seen one in the Post Processing forum. Would it be proper to post a composite in the Wildlife, Landscape, or Nature forums if the image fit the criteria of the forum?
Thank you. In the interest of full disclosure, I have already posted one composite. I have never called them photographs; I always use the word "Image" or I say nothing. Going forward, I'll be sure to mention that it is a composite. Going to post one now.Everyone's art is different. Although I'm not one to composite, I know others enjoy it. I'd only ask that you do mention it's a composite when posting
Definitely true about taking a screen shot, but it's my understanding (limited as it is!) that much more can be done with a downloaded image vs a screen shot of that image, especially as regards making prints and enlargements. That’s just my thought on the subject.There was a discussion on this someplace else...Sorry can't remember where. The fact they anyone can take a screen shot kinda makes it a moot point if someone wants to get a copy they will.
Thanks steve, I think you are on the right track.I actually found a couple, but they use geolocation and it would show every member's location. I'm hesitate to install it due to privacy concerns since there would be no way to opt out. It wouldn't show member's names, but it still would freak people out. I'm still looking for a plug-in that uses the location the member input - that way, it's just using the info they are already freely sharing.
Possibly - although I'm not quite sure how. In addition, the forum itself only displays 1200px wide (and that's the recommended size to upload as well). At 200 DPI, that's a 6" wide print. at the "standard 300 DPI, it's 4" wide. So, there's really not much anyone can do with the image sizes we have here.Definitely true about taking a screen shot, but it's my understanding (limited as it is!) that much more can be done with a downloaded image vs a screen shot of that image, especially as regards making prints and enlargements. That’s just my thought on the subject.
I agree to a point BUT with the software out there today, I don't necessarily agree with this. Take a screen shot of something run it though Gigapixel then denoise. It's frightening how nice you can make a screen shot look. Is it harder sure but if you have the right software, it's about 5 mouse clicks away from being whatever you want.Definitely true about taking a screen shot, but it's my understanding (limited as it is!) that much more can be done with a downloaded image vs a screen shot of that image, especially as regards making prints and enlargements. That’s just my thought on the subject.
I give my files away to people who ask about buying the photo. The only thing I ask of them is that they sent me a photo of my photo hanging on their wall; I have a few of those. Even on my website - the BUY option is turned off.
I think this could become complicated because "save graphics as ..." is a standard function in browsers and if you want to block it would be either a black and white solution or @Steve has to get special functions in the forum if download of pictures shall be selectively allowed per user or per photo., which I think would be ab it too much. You can't do anything against screenshots (as @gordon_g said) but if you upload your JPGs with copyright note in the IPTC/XMP data of the picture you've done all you can, and even this can easily be removed if somebody wants it.Hi Steve, one other thing I noticed. Photos that are posted can be downloaded by anyone. Any way off turning off this option?
Thank youSorry @Steve, I haven't done this as my first thing here, but I also want to say thank you for this forum.
It became my favourite one in no time after joining, not only because of the obvious reasons looking at the photography topics but especially also looking at technical side. It is a pleasure to use it and I wished other forums would provide this level of user experience as well.