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Old 2nd June 2018, 21:48
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

Sadly, me being a pessimist at heart, the seller probably has all the photos he/she uses stored on their hard drive w/o watermarks!

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Old 2nd June 2018, 21:57
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

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Sadly, me being a pessimist at heart, the seller probably has all the photos he/she uses stored on their hard drive w/o watermarks!

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You're certainly correct; if they will try to market them again, especially with the given captions, this will be obvious again, and we will be able to react.

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Old 2nd June 2018, 22:09
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

Here two quick trials:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/28092068@N03/41618845765
https://www.flickr.com/photos/280920...n/photostream/

Any advice ?

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Old 2nd June 2018, 22:44
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

Marc:

Well...they certainly works....

What I try and do, when sending out my photos to our color profiler for WOTBC, is to place watermarks in such a way that they are obvious, but don't detract from the overall image. For example, the watermarks I place will go thru the top of the rudder only, or thru the gear legs and tail wheel only, not through the center of the fuselage obliterating markings. That ruins the photo. If that to happen, then they may as well be taken off the 'net completely. I try and place the watermark where it is difficult to use Photoshops program to obliterate it w/o harming the subject matter, but enough to try and maintain its overall integrity. Try and think like a thief...is that watermark placed in such a way as to make my effort at removing worth my while or even possible.

Another consideration for placement is thru areas where there are a number of multiple colors. For example, a watermark thru grass and capturing the wheels at the same time a great option. I avoid watermarks in the sky of photos. To easy to remove.

You could also consider multiple watermarks around the subject. I have done that for EE and the decal sheet instructions I created with my photos. Again, I try and avoid obliterating the main subject matter, but place numerous watermarks around it.

Sadly, that is what this has come to now!

I hope this helps and I am very sympathetic to your cause.

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Old 3rd June 2018, 06:42
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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

Marc


Is there a way to share access to your 'Private" collection to those deemed trustworthy? It seems a shame to collectively punish both those who would abuse the permissions and those who would not . Especially, persons who have shared images with you to post on your site.


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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

D.B.,

I fully understand your feeling. Alas, there will be at first the fastidious watermarking process before the photos will be made public again...

Check just now eBay for 109's, and there you see the problem is way not over: another "player" is lifting again photos and slightly modified captions for offering them at 3.99 Euros:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Messerschmitt...kAAOSw-VtbEyHc

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Re: Late war Bf 109 pictures source

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Marc:

Well...they certainly works....

What I try and do, when sending out my photos to our color profiler for WOTBC, is to place watermarks in such a way that they are obvious, but don't detract from the overall image. For example, the watermarks I place will go thru the top of the rudder only, or thru the gear legs and tail wheel only, not through the center of the fuselage obliterating markings. That ruins the photo. If that to happen, then they may as well be taken off the 'net completely. I try and place the watermark where it is difficult to use Photoshops program to obliterate it w/o harming the subject matter, but enough to try and maintain its overall integrity. Try and think like a thief...is that watermark placed in such a way as to make my effort at removing worth my while or even possible.

Another consideration for placement is thru areas where there are a number of multiple colors. For example, a watermark thru grass and capturing the wheels at the same time a great option. I avoid watermarks in the sky of photos. To easy to remove.

You could also consider multiple watermarks around the subject. I have done that for EE and the decal sheet instructions I created with my photos. Again, I try and avoid obliterating the main subject matter, but place numerous watermarks around it.

Sadly, that is what this has come to now!

I hope this helps and I am very sympathetic to your cause.

Mark Proulx

Thanks for you support and guidance, Mark.

Sincerely
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