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« on: November 23, 2008, 20:47 »
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Today I found that I didn't have a backup for a final edited image uploaded a while ago.  I remembered that 123RF allows us to download our images for free, so I went there.  Much to my surprise, the 7.1Mpix file had only 437kB.  I went to StockXpert and saw that I could dld it from there too - and got a 2.11MB file.  The latter also had the IPTC data that the first didn't show anymore (the main reason why I wanted the final uploaded image - I have the TIFF in my backup).

So is 123RF actually compressing our original files?  Hmm, now it makes sense why they sell a TIFF file - possibly saved from the original low-compression JPEG one.

Regards,
Adelaide


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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2008, 07:17 »
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We had considered offering this feature but it seems pretty risky: if your account password is compromised, someone could download your entire portfolio. 

hali

« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2008, 07:30 »
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We had considered offering this feature but it seems pretty risky: if your account password is compromised, someone could download your entire portfolio. 
good point , keith. probably safer making a backup dvd and leaving it in your safety deposit box.

« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2008, 07:55 »
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For additional backup I personally use my flick account, uploading is quite easy , I set the pictures as private of course
L

« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2008, 08:49 »
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I did not choose a thread title to emphasize what was really relevant: does 123RF compress our images?

Hali: of course backing-up is important, and I'm constantly doing back-ups.  This file (maybe a couple of others I am unaware of) missed my normal procedure.

Ldambies: I don't think that private images improves safety from any other online solution, unless you have cryptography with token certification or something like this.

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 08:55 »
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Yes I agree but I don't think there is a difference between files security on Flickr or 123rf fro example. On flickr you can upload teh high res file (not the raw though)

Tuilay

« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 09:14 »
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Yes I agree but I don't think there is a difference between files security on Flickr or 123rf fro example. On flickr you can upload teh high res file (not the raw though)
Idambies, even then it's not fail proof. Like when Yahoo closed their photo album, you have to retrieve them to somewhere else. it only takes a few DVD to backup all your arquives. and put it somewhere safe. the only loss if ever would be if your DVD fails. but i always make 2 copies , since DVDs are so cheap.

« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 09:16 »
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I do have other backups that Flickr u never know liek u said if the site shut down

« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 10:28 »
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I did not choose a thread title to emphasize what was really relevant: does 123RF compress our images?

Regards,
Adelaide

Adelaide, have you found the answer to your question yet?

Kellie

« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 17:35 »
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Adelaide, have you found the answer to your question yet?

Nope, but I haven't inquired 123RF either. 

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2008, 18:29 »
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I also used Flickr so far, but they are closing their free pro account to me. I need to decide whether it is worth paying to them...

WarrenPrice

« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2008, 18:40 »
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I also used Flickr so far, but they are closing their free pro account to me. I need to decide whether it is worth paying to them...

ditto... I'm wondering how much Getty had to do with the change?


 

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