I really appreciate the talent on this website, and all the high-quality images being posted here, but I have to ask? Aren't you guys afraid of having your hard work and high-quality images ripped-off?
Personally, I only post photos of my work, because the low-quality images make me feel a little more protected from theft. I understand it makes it far less interesting to online communities, because the photos can't do the original justice, but I also feel that it keeps my original works safe. That may just be a security blanket, but I can't bring myself to post high-quality images of my work, because it's so easy to steal and digitally render art these days.. As a new gallery artist, and new to world of fine art, I'm often being warned that gallery artists are notorious for theft.
Many, if not most of you are professionals here; what are your thoughts on this?