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#1 Damo

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:44 AM

Hi guys/gals,

I have been asked by an editor of a magazine if they can use some of my images for publication.
I have no problem with this per se- and I intend referring them to my Flickr site- with a view to them picking the images they would like to use- and I send them higher res copies.

However, am just wondering- could they not simply download the lo res images from my site and go ahead and use those??
The flickr image file sizes are about 150-200k- Im assuming this wouldnt be enough quality for reproduction ina magazine- or am I wrong??

Please advise

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:22 AM

Hi guys/gals,

I have been asked by an editor of a magazine if they can use some of my images for publication.
I have no problem with this per se- and I intend referring them to my Flickr site- with a view to them picking the images they would like to use- and I send them higher res copies.

However, am just wondering- could they not simply download the lo res images from my site and go ahead and use those??
The flickr image file sizes are about 150-200k- Im assuming this wouldnt be enough quality for reproduction ina magazine- or am I wrong??

Please advise

Dam


Yes they could use them, the size and quality they would reproduce at in the mag is all relative.

If you use photoshop to open a file that is hosted on your flikr site... go to image>image size , then uncheck "resample image" and make the pixels per inch 300 pixels/inch (some would use 240p/inch, depending on the quality of the mag) the physical size it would reproduce is shown to you in cm or inches.

The only other consideration is the amount of jpeg compression that has been applied when you saved it ... the lower the jpg quality number you used, the more likely you are to loose gradations in the colours and start to get banding in large ares of similar colour... such as blue water. if they were really highly compressed, you will start to get square blocks of pixels appearing/ jpeg artifacts.

But without your permission to do so, I would suggest they are breaching your Copyright if they do reproduce a picture, no matter how they obtained it.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:55 AM

Hi Dam,
if you wish you can select that only you can download your own images from Flickr. When you are logged in click on the drop-down menu next to
the 'You' tab then click on 'Your Account', in the 'Privacy and Permissions' tab you can choose who can do what. Of course this doesn't totally stop someone
from downloading your images just makes it harder and also evidences that you are not giving permission.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 04:19 AM

Hi guys/gals,

I have been asked by an editor of a magazine if they can use some of my images for publication.

Dam


Don't forget to ask "how much?" and "what rights?" for publication.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:58 PM

Thanks a mill for all your great advice as always guys

Much appreciated
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:21 AM

Hi Dam,
if you wish you can select that only you can download your own images from Flickr. When you are logged in click on the drop-down menu next to
the 'You' tab then click on 'Your Account', in the 'Privacy and Permissions' tab you can choose who can do what. Of course this doesn't totally stop someone
from downloading your images just makes it harder and also evidences that you are not giving permission.

Cheers,
Jim.


Thanks for pointing it out Jim! ;-)

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:56 AM

Don't forget to ask "how much?" and "what rights?" for publication.


Yes, these are by far the most important questions

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

Yes, these are by far the most important questions


In my line of work, when I'm asked for a free appraisal, my standard reply is "sure.....when I get some free time".

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:36 PM

Yes, these are by far the most important questions



Indeed they are.

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