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Adobe CS5 Content aware fill warning

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Johnny|lucidcomposure, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    So I am obviously not the only person to think of this but did skip past my concerns when all the hype was a go.

    As useful as content aware fill is going to be to everyone its also going to be very useful for those nasty critters who steal medium sized jpgs from your web posts and ebay a canvas of your pride n joys. I thought it was important to note that when trying to protect an image of yours it might be worth thinking a few hours longer on how to best retain a copyright to your images. No one really likes any overlay ontop of work but we live in a digital age and digital theft is a reality.

    This content aware fill is gonna make it a dam side easier for anyone looking to rip off your work so all I am saying is it consider it when uploading your work.
    Of course you are never going to stop people stealing your work but you can at least make things one tiny bit harder for the pathetic sods.

    I love artwork and know it can be really depressing not to sell your work if you really wanted to. To then see it ripped off on some (lets say Germans) ebay store or whatever wouldn't be very nice would it?

    I know of 3 people now subject to having work stolen n sold on ebay and 4 others who's websites have been duplicated.

    LOVE ART, HATE THEFT!

    Wonder if anyone else shared these views?

    Johnny
     
  2. Stupot_

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    I think you've just got to keep things small tbh, and forget about watermarks. web based images don't have to be bigger than 800px on the long edge...
     
  3. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    I agree but I know 900px wide images have been used for canvas prints (alot of people buy small canvases due to the cost so lower images can pull it off almost)

    Don't get me wrong, I wouldnt buy one.
     
  4. ichabod crane

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    Is it really going to make that much of a difference? you could do all this with current versions of photoshop.
     
  5. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Does it make a massive difference?
    Maybe, maybe not.

    The tool could make people who are put off by removal of copyrights more appealing.
    I am not saying this is alert factor 5 I am mearly underling an issue that "could" arise.
     
  6. ichabod crane

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    I agree, just don't see it as being anymore of an issue than it already is.
     
  7. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Well I thought it was a worthy discussion to have along all the postives of content aware fill.
     
  8. ichabod crane

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    Yeah when someone has some first hand experience of it i'd be interested in hearing it as I don't trust adobe published videos they make it look to straight forward and it never is in photoshop!
     
  9. tbs

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    A lot of people have moaned about my watermark even thought its not plastered over the image but to the side etc, but this is what I feel too.

    Its either plaster your watermark over the entire image or just make the pictures really small, which then you would still get the whiners and complainers saying its too small for them to view on their 27" monitor, so how do you solve this problem if you want to post your images on the net?!

    For the canvas print, you dont even need it to be 300dpi to get a good print, 150dpi or "even" 72dpi would do, since its printed on canvas it gives it a textured look anyway, and yes I have printed images on A2 canvas before anyone says "No you cant, it would be pixalated!!!!11!"
     
  10. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Yeah exactly. Its such a blead media that you really can use such low res images.
     
  11. Steve M

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    I couldn't give a toss if someone steals my work but i would if i was trying to make money off my work, which i am not.

    If anyone wants to make a few quid off my images then good luck to them, afterall i put photos on the web for all to see.

    I'd sum up by saying you can't stop people stealing your work so i don't worry about it.