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  • #9805
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Our Flickr site is going very well. I think it serves several purposes; getting reaction with a view to competition entries, talking about photography and I also think it will help new members to find their way into club photography and CPS in particular.

    Coincidentally Flickr has upgraded considerably and now offers many exciting features. One, however, I would avoid like the Plague; the facility to allow it to gobble up every image on your computer and store it for you! No thanks, and I’m surprised that respected photographers such as Doug Chinnery seem to be endorsing this. He says, quite rightly, that this feature  has remarkable search facilities but, what a price to pay! No thanks. I would advise anyone to think very hard indeed before opting for this facility. Copyright is extremely complex – look at the Richard Prince situation! Keep control. If you are doubtful is it enough to say that Google also want to do this? Why should anyone want to offer for free limitless storage which others charge £8/TB for? There is no such things as a free lunch, Folks.

    There is no need for us to abandon the monthly topic. It serves a special purpose and is an important Forum feature. At times it may attract little interest but it handsomely repays at others, as with this month for example.

    With Flickr and the Forum we have two great communication facilities, while the Facebook page gives us a community presence too.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by Profile photo of John Royle ajroyle.
    #9848
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    I’ve only just spotted your post here on the ‘Website Matters’ forum. It has never been a busy forum, and one gets out of the habit of checking it.

    Since Peter’s away just now, I’ve just edited the forum’s description to include mention of our Flickr a/c. I wonder if we should change the ‘Website Matters’ name to something that better covers our widening internet presence. What do you reckon?

    #9853
    Profile photo of John Royle
    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Internet Matters? We need to mention Facebook too.

    #9880
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Split the difference: “Web Matters” ?

    (Added ‘Facebook’ to the subtitle line.)

    #10394
    Profile photo of wbaxter
    wbaxter
    Participant

    On my own Flickr account I put the copyright across the middle of the image when it is for a potential client. and don’t post it on the Flikr club group

    #10396
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    I’m not sure what prompted this firm but puzzling assertion, Wallace. Would you want to clarify?

    #10406
    Profile photo of wbaxter
    wbaxter
    Participant

    When asked to take a series of images for someone I will post them on Flickr for them to see, with the copyright across the middle to prevent them copying.

     

     

    #10407
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Has someone commented adversely on your use of a copyright notice?

    #10410
    Profile photo of wbaxter
    wbaxter
    Participant

    No they haven’t Ian. Just for info

    #10411
    Profile photo of Ian McNab
    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Ah, OK. That’s fine, then.

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