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Great robiuk 2006-04-17 8:05

Hi Joel,
Magic palette of colours and a great location, indeed!
If someone wants to use your photo, they will use it regardless the size and 'watermark'. So, there's no reason not to post bigger size, IMHO - at least it looks much much better than a miniature...
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Robi

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Old 04-17-2006, 06:21 PM
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Thanks for your comment and honest opinion.

Nevertheless, I must desagree. It's completely different using a 420pix file from a, say, 700pix file. From a 700pix, using a good enlarging software like genuine fractals, you can make a large print, using it for commercial uses and even for entering in some contests. I know what I'm saying because a travel agency stole one of my photos (a 700pix size one) and made big size/good quality panflet with it. They were sued and waiting for disclosure, but It's a hard and long process.

Reducing pixel count makes harder that kind of use, at least more than if I give them a bigger file. I had only too choices: big file with huge watermark over the image or small image and no watermark over it. I choose the second option and added the watermark on the bottom just in case someone likes the photo and sends it to another person. It's normal and everybody does it... but I would like to know that if that person enjoyed my work that he/she can know where to see the rest of it.

I know small images sucks. I also prefer to see them bigger, offcourse. But I'm tired of unauthorized use and all the trouble it gets me into to recover my rights. Some people think that "if it is online, than I can use as I please". I know my method isn't perfect, and I apologise for it, but I have to TRY to protect my rights.

Still, I hope you can continue to enjoy my photos, eventhough they're so small. I would always like to have your honest opinion.


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Joel Santos
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Hi Joel,
thanks for your elaborate answer.
I understand and agree with almost everything you say - unfortunately, this site has become home to maybe too many good photos (and photographers) and there are some that are misusing our good will. Therefore, I wish you all the luck in the process of sueing the travel agency!
Still, I believe in good faith and purpose of this website and therefore have to disagree with you in your rejection to post bigger format.
But, that certainly won't stop me from looking at postings of a smaller format than 700pix. Can I enjoy photos THAT small, that's another issue...
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Thanks for understanding, Robi.

I don't enjoy posting them so small either. They look like stamps, instead of photos. I would also like to leave my home's door open too, but I know that someday someone would enter and steal stuff fromm inside.

There was a time I posted larger image files, but then some people abused my trust...

Again, thanks a lot and keep giving your opinions.

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You're welcome, Joel!

All the best to you, too!


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