Site Talk forum: How to post pictures?

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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
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Gymgirl
Aug 17, 2011 9:41 AM CST
Ok. Would ya'll give me a brief tutorial on how ya'll are posting the squirrel pics? Mine keep coming up with the writing over the picture, and ya'lls don't have that.

I'm getting my images from a Google search, then saving them to my computer to upload to my post. I'm experiencing user error...

Thanks!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Aug 17, 2011 10:13 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

First, images fond on Google are copyrighted to someone, so unless you have expressed permission from that someone to use their photo, you can't post it here. It's the same as stealing pictures.

Second, the writing is the watermark, which you can change in your profile.

I tip my hat to you.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Aug 17, 2011 11:31 AM CST
Trish, I'd be happy to give the Google credit to the originator of the pictures. Not trying to steal -- just borrowing from the net. So, tell me how to post the credit for where the pictures come from, and I'll do it!

Thanks!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Aug 17, 2011 12:58 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Well, that's the thing- unless you ask permission *before* you post it, you've taken it without permission. Which is....the definition of stealing Whistling

It seems like no big deal to repost a picture, but it is the property of someone else. I'm sure you (or anyone else) isn't intending to do anything wrong, but copyright laws are something that we should all become familiar with.

There are some pictures which are in the public domain, which means that they are available for others to use as long as credit is given. You'd have to know that the photo falls under that category. Just doing a random search and getting a picture probably isn't going to turn up a public domain picture, but rather a copyrighted one.

Over the years, we've worked hard to protect our user's copyrighted photographs around the internet, and we've also had our share of angry people who had their picture taken without permission and reposted to one of our sites.

Sorry to be the bad news bringer!

NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Aug 18, 2011 2:27 PM CST
I'm glad you pointed that out and clarified it, Trish. Thanks. (I've been involved in copyright legal stuff, no fun.)

Linda, there are public domain pics through Wiki if you want to check those. Be careful though, some are still copyrighted, others are okay to use.

Shoe
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Aug 18, 2011 2:29 PM CST
Here ya go. Somewhere down the text is a link to Wicki Common , a place that hosts public domain pics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Public_domain_image_r...
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Aug 18, 2011 2:53 PM CST
Thanks, Shoe. Copyright infringement is not on my scope!!! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Aug 18, 2011 4:41 PM CST
You can always post a link to the image.

Karen
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Aug 18, 2011 9:51 PM CST
Thanks, K!

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