Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by eddiesimages, May 1, 2007.
How secure are my photos on Flickr?
Not at all.
If someone can view them, they can get capture them in the viewing resolution.
pretty much. Same here, same everywhere.
Any way to make them more secure on that site?
only solice is that over the web all your stuff can be grabbed, but only 72-96 dpi. depending on your browser..
not enough for someone to reproduce a 8x10 print and have it look good.
Does the flickr pro account let you watermark on the fly like the smugmug does? that is a good idea if you can make a semi-transparent logo and stick it in a lower corner... just enough hassle to make messing with it not worth it.
I agree with above, I think just a logo on the bottom would keep people from coping and pasting for whatever reason.
Good idea Thor, I'll check into that. I just have the basic account right now, but was wondering about the security of my photos before upgrading and placing all my photos on that site.
I didn't even think about that. I just uploaded my pictures yesterday. Something to think about now.
Anything that can be displayed on the screen, can be saved. All they have to do is know how to use the "Print Screen" key. That said, they can't get higher quality than they can display. I have a script that I run stuff through before I upload to flickr that resizes to a maximum size of 1024px and puts my signature and a copyright symbol and the year in the corner of each image. (I also use a CC license for almost all of my images, so I'm not real worried about their use.) I figure if someone likes something enough to use it as wallpaper, more power to them.
Where did you get that script from? name?
You could however limit the exposure to your friends and/or family and/or just you. USD25 per annum for unltd storage is nothing.
I wrote/adapted it from a couple different bash scripts I found on the web. I'd be happy to share them with others if anyone interested. I have no idea if they'd work on windows or mac. They also tend to get adjusted every time I change my workflow. The most basic one takes a jpg and resizes it and watermarks it. The one I use most often takes the my edited .tif converts to .jpg, resizes, watermarks, and then pulls exif from the original .TIF output my Canon's RAW conversion from the windows machine. It's a bit of a mess.
If you're still interested, let me know. Maybe I'll do a post on my screwy work-flow to try to get improvements.
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