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Post by admin » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:50 pm

Please do not post any images for which you do not hold copyright. Likewise, please do not download, steal, reuse any images from this site without seeking permission from the photographer. Copyright remains with original posters.

If possible, try to fill in the EXIF information on digital photos with all your contact information - this will make tracing an image easier if any infringement takes place.

Please only post images relating to shipping and board topics. Do not post anything illegal, pornographic or offensive. Any user found doing so will be banned.
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Re: Copyright

Post by dougie-coull » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:55 pm

Hope this does not come across as negative (pardon the pun) ;)

Due to the painful experiences that some of us endured with one individual in particular both stealing and selling on our images, I would also urge the use of a pertinent watermark.

Although I fully appreciate it impacts on the image, anything that prevents or make life difficult for those reduced to stealing the work of others has to be worthwhile.

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Post by mcmahos » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:15 pm

I would agree with you there, Dougie. I would consider it as 'best practice' nowadays. (goes to look at how many images I have with watermarks!)

For individuals with their own sites, it may be worth looking at My Free Copyright which is another deterrent.

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Re: Copyright

Post by japottinger » Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:48 pm

Dougie, what is involded in adding a watermark please, regards,
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Post by dougie-coull » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:05 pm

There are quite a number of ways of achieving this Jim, and some involve parting with a few shillings initially for the software.

Picasa is a free software application (which I like) and you can add a watermark as an option.

I personally use 'Watermark Factory' as it gives me the flexibility I require and having tested loads of others this proved the best fit for me.It does carry a price tag though.

Finally, ensure your watermark covers a part of the actual image and can't just be cropped out of the image and then used.

Hope this helps.

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Post by mcmahos » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:31 pm

can't wait to try Photoshop CS5's Content Aware Fill !!!!
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Post by dougie-coull » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:03 pm

Really?

Already using it and know it's capabilities :lol:

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Post by mcmahos » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:40 pm

Hoping to get it at work soon. The demos I've seen of it look amazing. Oh to make life and day-job easier . . .
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Re: Copyright

Post by Tugnut » Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:36 am

Re software for Watermarking.
Visit www.majorgeeks.com and put Watermarks in search box. Quite a few free options for use.
You could try www.filehippo.com. or cnet downloads.
Good searching.

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Re: Copyright

Post by mcmahos » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:11 am

Just a wee refresher to remind users that if you are posting images to our forums we recommend the addition of a watermark over your images. I appreciate that such a watermark is not always aesthetically pleasing and not everyone is in favour of them. However, I read of image theft stories virtually every day on the internet and this is one way to deter it.

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Re: Copyright

Post by mcmahos » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:34 pm

A reminder to all that you cannot repost an image that appears on another website unless you have the permission of the original photographer to do so. A simple solution is to just include a link to the photo within your posting.

ClydeMaritime will not be held responsible for any possible litigation resulting from such a member's posting - it is the onus of the poster to ensure they adhere to the copyright laws.

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Re: Copyright

Post by mcmahos » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:59 am

It's been over a year since I updated this thread, so time for another 'bump'.

Just another reminder to all that you should not repost an image that appears on another website unless you have the permission of the original photographer to do so. A simple solution is to just include a link to the photo within your posting.

ClydeMaritime will not be held responsible for any possible litigation resulting from such a member's posting - it is the onus of the poster to ensure they adhere to the copyright laws.

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Re: Copyright

Post by mcmahos » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:05 pm

BUMP - Just a periodic reminder about the above rules.
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