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« on: September 15, 2007, 19:08 »
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I see they have improved their watermark.  :)

All we need now is FTP and a few sales.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2007, 19:10 by Peat_Bog »


« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 22:09 »
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By sheer coincidence, I have just been reading this on the SS forums:

"I just wanted to let you know that Corbis are giving all their photos away for free, if you sign up. When I say free, I mean web size photos.
I visited a web design firm today in Delhi, India and was asking what companies they use for getting photos. When they mentioned Corbis, I thought how could an Indian design firm afford Corbis photos. Then he just showed me how he logged in and could access all web size images for free. I was horrified!!"

« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 01:02 »
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I just looked at downloading a small image and it wasn't free.  Perhaps they were taking the photos with the watermark and cropping them?

« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 03:36 »
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I've just posted this on the SV blog:

"Unfortunately when I view my portfolio, the watermark doesnt appear on the small size images. These images can still be stolen. Although the right click save as has been disabled, all I have to do is mail this image and hey presto.

Im afraid I shant be uploading any pictures to Snapvillage other than my initial test images which will now be deleted.

It seems that Snapvillage simply doesnt understand the need for security - I have invested a considerable amount of time, money and effort in creating my images, and I am not going to trust them to an organisation that doesnt understand the need to protect them."


« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007, 04:33 »
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Other sites don't have watermarks on the thumbnails.  SV's are slightly larger but still only 195x129 pixels.

I am not concerned about this.  Perhaps they could make them slightly smaller but watermarks on the thumbnails makes them harder to see.

« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007, 14:14 »
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You are of course correct sharpshot.  I hadn't noticed that before.  Yes, perhaps it's just because SV's are larger that I noticed it.


 

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