Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: HTML5 - the true tragedy
- Another thing... how do professionals like the idea of their panorama
projects being completely open for anyone to steal the images and other
things they have been putting into their pano? I can tell you with
confidence, that they DO NOT LIKE IT ONE BIT. And understandably so. But
with HTML5 panos, comes the "grab all you want" buffet. Just right click a
cube face and save it to your computer.... After all it is open source and
But I guess that normal hobbyists don't mind that at all... errr... well
actually I know of MANY hobbyists who do all they can to hide the inner
workings away from others.
Not everyone is that way though, but most are.
I guess that will not be happy news to some, and probably someone will find
a solution... but for now, things are out in the open for anyone to steal.
Brave new world. If people want to provide their competition with all their
hard work, they are of course free to do so.
... Just saying... :)
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- Im jumping in on the tail-end of the conversation but .. I use the Digimarc
( https://www.digimarc.com/solutions/images/ ) digital watermarking service
when Im worried about image theft. I havent tried it yet with panos but
Ill bet it works just the same. Embed the code into one of the cube faces.
If someone appropriates the pano and post it online the service can search
the web for your images and notify you where they are being used. You can
even use their partner LicenseStream to do the dirty work (send
notifications of copyright violations, etc..).
The annual fee for the service may be considered expensive by some but for
me its worth it. I started using it years ago within weeks I discovered
that a former customer took some of my elevated photography work and was
reselling the images as stock photography online. I contacted the perp and
the stock photo company and was rewarded with a check ! I didnt get rich
with that check, but it did supply me with enough cash to cover several
years of the Digimarc service.
Ill be buying Pano Cocoon shortly.
>>On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 1:42 PM, Ian Wood <panolists@...<mailto:panolists%40azurevision.co.uk> >wrote:
> >On 6 Jun 2010, at 12:33, Trausti Hraunfjord wrote:
>> The VAST majority of professional photographers do exactly that. Go
>> look at big names like Magnum (standard JPEGs shown via Flash) or
>> Rankin (not even Flash just HTML) and you'll be hard-pressed to find
>> encrypted images in general use.
>Ian, Magnum´s "standard JPEGs" wheter delivered via flash or plain HTML are
>all branded. Just like many photographers brand the images in their
>portfolio in some way or other. And most agencies that I know of do
>likewise. Also, Magnum showcases mostly low resolution, highly compressed
>images, like this example http://bit.ly/9brZMX . It points to a legit
>page, but with an extremely long and likely to become broken URL; So the--
>paranoids can relax... wait, no they can´t, and hence their paranoia ;)
>The point is that no, Magnum and most others that profit from the sales of
>their works (graphically, at least) do not "put their images online in a
>completely unsafe format".
>If that is done in a "disruptive" manner or not is a whole different story.
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