Stop the stealing madness, try this...
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Posted by Daniel on May 13, 2002 at 01:53:42:
In reply to:
Re: CCJ...are these your photos? posted by
Catherine Cartwright Jones on May 11, 2002 at 11:53:49:
Emboss your site's name on your pictures and no-one will steal them
again. Here's how to do it:
1. Get a copy of Macromedia Fireworks (which is an editing/graphics
software much like MS Paint and others). A free trial copy can be
downloaded from http://www.macromedia.com/software/trial_download/ or
click on the link below.
2. Open your picture(s) in Fireworks...
3. Edit the size of the picture under "Modify" in the menu bar.
4. Look for the "A" symbol for writing on the side toolbar. A window
will pop up for you to write your site's name in. Here you can also
choose font and size of lettering.
5. Under "Window", choose the option "Optimize" which will open the
little window where you can click on the tab "effect".
6. From the "effect" menu, you'll be able to pick "Bevel and Emboss"
which will give you forms of Embossing: choose "Inset Emboss"
7. Make sure to save your picture by clicking on "File" and "Export"
then enter a file name different from the one you opened to keep your
original. You can also use the Optimize menu to change format of your
pic (from .GIF to .JPG and vice versa)
This is the most efficient and no-cost way of protecting your images
Yes, there are some that will still go out there and steal them. But
they are less tempted when the image reads "Tattoo-Me.Com"
or "Kenzi.com" right in the middle of it.
Also, if someone does do that, it's easier to have their hosts
acknowledge the steal because of this embossing that proves you're
right without asking you to have a letter from your attorney etc...
I can probably do a few for you or Lisa for fun but I can't do many
since I have a job to attend to.
I hope this helps...when you get the hang of it, it's as simple as 1-
Remember what Henry Ford said: "Nothing is particularly difficult as
long as you break it in small steps."
Here are the steps....