From now on, my photographs have a new presentation I have been working on over the last few weeks. The reason for the change is twofold. On the one hand, I wanted to be able to upload larger photograps for the enjoyment (I hope) of those with larger monitor screens. On the other hand, I had to do something to make it more difficult for those that are stealing my photographs (in the case of other bloggers, I’m sad but not too worried; in the case of multinational companies, I’m pretty pissed off).
The new elements of the presentation are:
- on the upper part of the photograph, a black stripe with the address of deviajeaBrasil.com (self promotion!).
- on the bottom left, the symbol of the Creative Commons licence under which all my photographs are. For those in the know, they will be able to tell right away the conditions of use of my photographs (can be used and reproduced freely for as long as it’s not done for commercial purposes, the authorship of the work is attributed, and no derivative works are made from mine). I had already mentioned here in the blog how to make the most of Creative Commons licences: Wonderful photographs for your blogs.
- on the bottom right, a shortish description of the photograph and a copyright statement.
- in the middle of the picture, at a height that varies from one photograph to another, I’ve placed a watermark to hinder unauthorised use of the photo (there is no 100% sure way of preventing it). On some photos the watermark is hardly visible, on others it stands out a bit more. I spent weeks trying to reach the best possible balance..
On PBase, where I keep my photos, you can choose the size at which you will be viewing photographs. There is a small menu under the photograph:
Small, medium, large and original (the original size at which I uploaded the picture).