that! to me theres no point in showing pictures at all, if theyre not representing your creation in the best possible way. i dont go small with the pictures i post because of someone somewhere could print it, maybe even selling it, but because it sucks not beeing viewed as a whole on most screens. and it would be a waste of bandwidth/storage.
Originally Posted by TinyBird
i think this whole stealing problem is a little overrated in most cases, but especially in yours. youre saying youre a gallery artist... do you think someone would steal your place in an exhibition, standing there with a print of your photo of your picture (no typo), while youre having the original?
i dont get that watermark stuff neither... on portfolio pictures id put my contactdetails in a corner outside my creation (for the artdirector having the contact details instantly), but not some, in most cases badly designed, semitransparent rubbish, thats on top of and obscuring the reason i actually want to show it (see paragraph 1).
 by intentionally presenting your artwork in a worse way than possible, youre only harming yourself, your direct competition has it easier, and the stealing dorks dont care... theyll steal something else.
[edit 2] to me the best prevention is to post your artwork in several communities and getting it known. your fellow artists are quite good at recognizing stuff theyve seen (its an integral part of our trade ) and have little empathy with thieves. and if it still happens... theres laws assisting us in making it a quite miserable experience for the offender.
[edit 3 (after this im done... i promise)] or would you buy ugly, uncomfortable shoes, so its less likely someone would try to steal them?
Last edited by sone_one; July 3rd, 2012 at 10:29 AM.
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