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post #31 of 158
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

I think I will try to do that today....I want to redo my website but that will take too much time.

I wouldn't say it really upset me that bad...its just odd, and surprising, and disappointing that someone would do that.

I'm sure she isn't getting tons of business from my cake pic, its just one of my earlier ones anyway. Its just the principle.



and I totally totally agree....I usually don't do this kind of thing, and I don't neccessarily recommend it, but I emailed the other cakesite where the dinosaur was taken from just so they knew....I wish I could be a fly on her wall...
post #32 of 158
Isn't this awful. I was googleing around for the barney cakes on day and i am 100 % sure that this page is stealing cake pics as well.
http://call-a-cake.tripod.com/id1.html have a look and check if any of your cakes is not loaded up.

ps the stolen barney cake is from this site
http://www.thecakefairy.co.uk/ and when i checked around i think many other cakes were taken from there.

Ps. i think it would be a really good idea if you finD a site that steals other people cakes you could poste the link. Don't you think so?
post #33 of 158
When you are building your website you can disable the right click which enable people to copy.
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post #34 of 158
wow kitagrl, i am so sorry this happened to you. i have to admit, your cakes are beautiful and i guess it is tempting for some, i know i wish i could do some of the cakes you have in your pics but i could never imagine stealing them. now trying to do one myself, yes, but stealing a photo and trying to say it was my own, never.

good luck with what ever you decide to do.
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post #35 of 158
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Originally Posted by Liis

Isn't this awful. I was googleing around for the barney cakes on day and i am 100 % sure that this page is stealing cake pics as well.
http://call-a-cake.tripod.com/id1.html have a look and check if any of your cakes is not loaded up.

ps the stolen barney cake is from this site
http://www.thecakefairy.co.uk/ and when i checked around i think many other cakes were taken from there.

Ps. i think it would be a really good idea if you finD a site that steals other people cakes you could poste the link. Don't you think so?



Guys! I just took a "quick" look at the stolen pics! Here's the list of SOME of the pics that were stolen from thecakefairy.com:
Farm-ducks
superman
duck
thomas the train
crocodile
monkey cake (with bananas)
spongebob

That's just a quick look!!! I can't believe this!!! icon_surprised.gif
post #36 of 158
Forgot to add--
I think the photo programs that come on your PC even have a way to add text in different types of font/color & then merge or layer them into your photo. Just make sure to save them afterwards. icon_wink.gif
post #37 of 158
Unfortunately this is a reality with the internet. It sucks, it's not right but that's how it is. I know that if I were to see one of my cakes on someone else's site and claimed it to be their own that it would irk me to no end. ]

A similar situation occurred with Tracy on her webiste (if you do a search for Sweet Dreams by Tracy you'll find it). She had a picture of a slot machine and she found it on the webiste for another bakery. And yes, she had indeed watermarked the photo however they were able to touch it up and no would have known. She was quite shocked and upset at the situation and even emailed the bakery to remove the photo. I don't know if they ever did though...

Altering photos is actually quite easy. Look at this thread:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=131601&osCsid=f082bc8fbf8f6d5d4c03386527359d08#131601

briansbaker was able to take my photo and another from Darra and make a whole new picture. Plus, she was able to remove my watermark, all with free software she downloaded. Please do not misunderstand, I was not upset by this at all, I loved what she came up with. It just illustrates how easy it is to do.
post #38 of 158
preventing someone from right-licking and copying a photo is a good idea, but let's face it, if they know how to press shift-Printscreen, anyone can copy anything on the screen.

Watermarks have long been used for phtoos and I'd suggest that everyone that has photos here or on their own website do that very thing. Even when I showed vacation photos to a graphics website I belonged to a few years ago, I used watermarks in strategic areas. I got a few complaints because people said they wanted to print them out. I told them fine, print them the way they are with my watermark.
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post #39 of 158
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I don't understand why people would even steal a photo though. I mean, that Superman photo on that one site would be difficult to replicate if you are not the true author of the cake. What if a customer wants that cake? They will be sorely disappointed when you can't make it like the photo.

I would not even be tempted to post a pix on my site that I did not do by myself, if nothing else than for fear I could not replicate it. Its hard enough to replicate perfectly one that I HAVE done before!
post #40 of 158
This is actually illegal to do, any work is protected from this form of copying. This comes up often and you do not have to have your work or site copyright protected as stealing a picture of anyone else's work is within the rules of copyright laws.
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post #41 of 158
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Originally Posted by tripletmom

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briansbaker was able to take my photo and another from Darra and make a whole new picture. Plus, she was able to remove my watermark, all with free software she downloaded. Please do not misunderstand, I was not upset by this at all, I loved what she came up with. It just illustrates how easy it is to do.



The difference is these are pictures were put together as an example and the persons involved were asked if it was ok to use the designs.

When you say the watermark was removed, it's plain to see that BB just used an airbrush or something to cross the watermark out. If they were stealing this photo and calling it their own and posting as a cake they'd made. I think people would seriously question the quality, based on the doctored photo. I hope they would if it was on my site. That's not to say the doctoring was poorly executed, but obviously was a quickie job to prove a point, or to ask permission...


This is a sticky subject that could go on and on and I'm sure comments could and will be taken the wrong way than they are meant, at some point.

In my mind, if you have a picture of a cake on your site, it had better be a cake you made, (or can re-produce quite accurately), if you're going to pass it as your own. Otherwise you'll surely be up the creek without the paddle.

And yes, Squirrely is quite correct. At this point, it's not just a copied photo, but stolen material.
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post #42 of 158
If someone wants to take (steal) a picture from some one else and have the knowledge how to erase watermarks, logos etc., I think you really can´t do that much. I talked about all the possibilities with my webdesigner and he just said: if you really want to go for it you can have any picture in the world.

I know a shop here in Germany who took a picture of one of my cakes during an exhibiton, it´s on his website (still with my name tag beside the cake icon_biggrin.gif ) and I really want to know what he sells to his customers icon_wink.gif
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post #43 of 158
The idea is that it's too much work to TRULY get rid of a watermark. That's the point behind them. That's why most cake decorators would never attempt to do it sufficiently. Most people aren't "sophisticated" enough to know the difference in shading when a watermark might have been removed.

As a graphic designer before a cake decorator, I'm a firm believer in watermarks.
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post #44 of 158
Cakeman66:

could you please possibly put together a tutorial for all of us that explains how to effectively watermark our photos using free or inexpensive software (ie...i don't want to have to buy photoshop and such...say in the under $50 range for an investment insoftware)?
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post #45 of 158
I'm not a great teacher, but I can certainly try.

Don't get me wrong, I think the idea that people try to watermark in anyway they can is great. I'm used to doing it one way, with Photoshop, because I've used it since it came out, but there are cheap if not free programs certainly that would do the job.

I'll try to have something by tonight.
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