Post # 1
So I recently did a recap with my photographers pictures. She had her watermark on it but it could easily be cropped out. I called her the moment I noticed the new Pin It thingy on here, and she was okay with it… but my concern was that her watermark could be cropped out and then Pinned all over the place without her “permission” and then make it to someone that would use it was their own work… Am I overracting? Are my concerns legit? Do you worry about the same thing since WB made it a little easier to Pin stuff?
Post # 3
The bee made it a tiny bit easier, but everyone using pinterest would have known how to pin before the “hover over” feature, and any of the pictures you post online can show up there.
I am a little worried about it and I’ve thought about taking my pictures down, but….I have an addiction to oversharing.
Your concerns are those that all wedding photographers have right now. They aren’t unfounded, but there isn’t really anything that can be done about it. Any photographer that posts their photos on their website or their blog (all of them?) runs the risk of having their photos ripped off.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
@andmuzic4all: If people are wanting to take out the watermarks, they are going to have to do more than just pin it. They are going to have to save it to their desktop, crop out the watermark and manually load it to pinterest.
And for those who already pin to pinterest, WB really did not make it that much easier. Most people already have the pin it feature on their toolbar and can do it just as easy. I wouldn’t worry too much, people already were pinning from WB before the added pin it feature directly on pictures.
Post # 5
I agree with PP. I did (and still do) use my toolbar pin tool, so I don’t think adding a direct “pin” button to WB pics makes it any easier for people to pin photos. I also never save, alter, and then upload a photo in order to pin it, so I wouldn’t worry about someone removing a watermark.
If someone is going to propogate someone else’s work and claim it as their own, they’re going to do it very intentionally, and the photos will probably come from any number of places online. I think it’s a negligible risk, and not something you should have to worry about if your contract already states that you have the right to share your photos online with proper credit given.
Post # 6
I am worried about the same thing. I wish there was some way to see all pictures that were originally mine that have been pinned!
Post # 8
It’s sad that so many photographers have to worry about their work being ripped off… but it seems like it’s just the price we all pay for the convenience of the internet/the general sharing that we all take part in via FB, Pinterest, etc. It’s weird to think that other people could be looking at pictures of you for wedding inspiration/other ideas, or taking credit for the work, but there isn’t a whole lot we can do other than decide not to post anything on the internet. I also wish you could track (and block!) people from sharing your photos.