tahoecedar wrote:And you've been taking photos for a while right? How else would you know the size of mine, and be disappointed that I was posting them smaller than you could use now??? ...so it makes a person not want to share with thieves...and yet, why disappoint the other people by not posting?
I do not appreciate you calling me a thief.
I did not take any of your photos! (unless you count looking at your photos which any time you look at something it saves it into your browser cache and eventually deletes it automatically). I did not realize the context of what you were saying until you started posting more replies. At first I thought you meant taking pictures of mountains like the ones I actually post here on SummitPost (3,381 to be exact. A handful of them are topo's and a few from other folks with permission).
For those who do not know what TahoeCedar is talking about, I sent her a PM wondering about how her pic sizes were very small. Every now and then I look at pictures in full resolution before voting. The reasoning behind this is to ensure that the quality of the photo is good and not blurry. People will vote on a blurry picture not knowing that the bigger one is of lower quality.
When ever I post photos here on SP I resize it to 1200px (at least for the past several months).
The thread was originally started because someone I know was doing this because he was falsely informed. I started this thread to prove to him that he was told wrong as well as get the hot linking issue figured out.
tahoecedar wrote:They weren't of snowy mountain tops anyway, so who will care...
And that is your choice. We will have to respect that. You own your pics so that's perfectly okay. If I decide to remove all my best pics, I have the right to do so. (BTW I don't plan on doing that)
tahoecedar wrote:And so you have one photo???
I have thousands of photos. After all I am a landscape photographer.
tahoecedar wrote:Why do you ask? Are you taking photos too?
So are you accusing other people in this thread of stealing photos too? What is this the witch hunt?
“It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves” -Arthur Miller
Need evidence to suggest that I didn't steal them? Well let's get started. Court is now in session. First off you posted your photos in low resolution. The makes it very unappealing to take such a photo. It couldn't even be used for a website banner! But let's just pretend that I only needed a small picture. Okay. Now days Google has a neat tool that searches up similar images. Take one of my pictures for example
. As you can see in the link it provides all the results with that particular picture. This makes it very easy to track pics on the web. If you don't believe Google will find them all, I suppose that argument could work. So lets go to more examples. Where would I likely post my content? On my personal websites. My profile has a list of websites that I own or use. They would be the most likely sources of posting my content. Well I could go on and on but you get the idea.
What if I post in private online? Well how silly would that be? Of all the photos on SP why would I specifically target you? So then you have the argument of off line stealing. What could I do off line with low resolution photos? Sell it as a post card? That would then be a step up to the next level of trouble and likelihood of getting caught doing such a thing. I'm by now means a lawyer, but I am a website detective. And I know how to piece together evidence.Bottom Line. I did not steal any photos!
Tahoecedar, I was a fan of your work and still am. I'm sad to hear because of a misconception that you will no longer be posting nice photos.
For everyone else, I said I was a detective. But watch out for guys like this: