Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tales from the Trenches: Name stamping photos

Because my blog counter is so kind as to give me a traffic listing of where everyone comes from, I've found some of my photos on many sites on our lovely internet. The photos, when clicked, spin back to the original post that I plunked them in on.

I fear that isn't always the case, though.

Since I'm an artist and can take a decent picture or two, I've decided to start name stamping my photos. I take a lot of nature shots that I'd like to include on my blog. One I would love to have as a blog header. I've held back because of photo lifting. When name stamping through Picasa, I've tried to put the name to where you couldn't conveniently and quickly just crop it out.

I hate that I've had to come to this point, though.

How about all of you? Have you found your pictures located in other places without your permission? No one has ever asked me my permission with the photos. (I was contacted about my chili recipe, though.) I thought it was an unwritten rule. I thought it would be kind for folks to ask. Maybe I'm wrong.


Smiles in my day:
- After a few weeks of major programs, weird work hours, rain in fits and allergy issues Hubs got the lawn mowed. One neighbor asked, "Did you just not want to mow it?" [argh] "Uh, no. I was very busy."
- The soapwort is blooming!
- Leona is back from Switzerland, finally. She only went for a week and was delayed because of volcanic ash.
- When I was in the bath, the phone rang. K- answered it and I asked if it was someone calling about voting. "Mommy, they want you to vote on issue 1." She hung up and she said, "But all you are going to vote on is for President Obama, right?" "Nope. We already voted him in. There's other stuff to vote about." "Oh."

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Rach said...

LOL K and the phone call. :oP

I've never really given much thought to my photos. I suppose they've been snitched, but I've never thought about it until your post. Hm. With the number of photos I post it would be more trouble than it's worth for me to watermark them all. :sigh:

Miss Bean is extra-fussy this morning after a particularly fussy night. It should be a FUN day...