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post #16 of 36
maisieparrish - NO
Ron Ben-Israel - NO
Susan Carberry - NO
BRONWEN WEBER - NO

Also check out some of your favorite decorators on here! Here are some of mine (pulled from my favorites, and these are just a few!)....

ShirleyW - NO
tutugirl - NO
adven68 - NO
pinkbunny - NO
Thanh Thanh - Yes but also understated!
tiptop57 - yes but very professional looking
post #17 of 36
I put an annoying, huge watermark over most of mine, since some jerk stole a lot of my photos off of here and my Myspace and used them on their own site (they have since been removed off their site). I make about 5 cakes a week, but rarely post any of them after this...but the few that I post now usually are watermarked.
post #18 of 36
TPDC-- Sorry I have been working on the rest of my informal survey since my last post! icon_lol.gif I don't know why they choose not to do it! Maybe they think a huge name across the middle of their pictures looks unprofessional....or maybe one of the reasons you said. icon_lol.gif
post #19 of 36
TDPC, I think that is the case. They are already big name individuals and they are not really concerned with little leagues stealing pictures. They have already built a clientele.

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www.desirabledelights.com

www.facebook.com/desirabledelights

Trust in the LORD with all of your heart and lean not into your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your hands to create the perfect cake.

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post #20 of 36
Thread Starter 
Thanks Ckkerber! I went to the Help section for posting to the gallery and there was a post to the effect that safari is problematic. My jpeg was 292 kb and 799x595 so I'm pretty sure it's not a size issue. Any suggestions?
post #21 of 36
Yeah Primal it is big BUT it is see through-- you can still see the cake! icon_lol.gif Thats all I am saying! Let me see cake! icon_lol.gif
post #22 of 36
Thread Starter 
I neglected to add that I'm considering the watermark on my web because of what happened to a local cake designer I know. A picture of one of her cakes was lifted from her website by another cake designer and submitted to a local publication for her own studio's ad!!! Admittedly, this was an idiotic move (especially in such a small town) but she pulled it off and it was published. My friend had her lawyer send both the publication and the other designer a not so friendly letter and when the next issue came out (3 months later) they printed a teeny correction. What a huge waste of everyone's time!
post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by Oniro

Thanks Ckkerber! I went to the Help section for posting to the gallery and there was a post to the effect that safari is problematic. My jpeg was 292 kb and 799x595 so I'm pretty sure it's not a size issue. Any suggestions?



This is what I do and I'm sure it's not the most efficient way to do it . . . I just use iPhoto. I click on the picture I want to use, and click "Email" as if I were going to send the picture to someone. That lets me size it down (with the window that pops up asking if I want a small, medium, large, or full size photo sent). Then, instead of clicking "send", I right click and save the image to my desktop. So when I'm attaching a photo to the gallery, I click "upload" and attach the picture from my desktop. It's always worked for me! Like I said, I'm far from computer savvy and I'm sure there are better ways to do it but I've never had an issue. How are you doing it?
post #24 of 36
Just a quick note on posting to the gallery with a Mac. You need to use the Firefox browser to upload to the gallery, for some reason it does not work with Safari. You can download Firefox free at http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/.

There was a whole thread about this topic.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-3933263-.html#3933263

HTH icon_biggrin.gif
post #25 of 36
ckkerber-Have you done that recently?

I used to be able to upload in Safari until the gallery was changed about a month or so ago. Since then I haven't been able to upload at all with Safari but Firefox works fine.
post #26 of 36
I have a couple of interesting thoughts on this.....first off Oniro, I agree with you, if someone has it in their mind to steal they will find a way - period. "Nasty people!thumbsdown.gif "

But here is my thought on Watermarks and another way to look at them..........they introduce me and my work to the public and people will recognize my work by my piece, by my picture style and by my studio name. So later on down the road when I have been at this longer I can produce a piece and somebody will just say, "Oh that's a piece from the Trompe L'Oeil Studio"!
Award winning cake designer and fine art sculptor.

"An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please." ~Andre Malraux
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Award winning cake designer and fine art sculptor.

"An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please." ~Andre Malraux
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post #27 of 36
Since I am a small nobody, I did watermark my one pictures because it was my original design (using Kerry's technique, but I designed the cake). I always make sure to go across the cake and make it see through so you can see the cake. If you compress the layers (in photoshop for me) then it is realllllllly hard to get rid of the watermark.

If you just put the your name to the side or below the actual cake, it is easy to remove it with photoshop or by cropping. I guess it just makes me feel better knowing it's there.

I'll have to ask Susan why she didn't watermark hers, could be because her web person didn't ask when they designed the site? Or, since she's very easy going, it could be she's just not concerned about it.

ORIGINAL creator of Gelatin Bubbles

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post #28 of 36
That is a good way to look at it tiptop! And I do recognize your name now! Of course I usually think it may be one of oyurs before I even see that! icon_lol.gif Truly Art!
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by belindajax

ckkerber-Have you done that recently?

I used to be able to upload in Safari until the gallery was changed about a month or so ago. Since then I haven't been able to upload at all with Safari but Firefox works fine.



I guess I haven't tried it very recently because I just tried and it DIDN'T work! How frustrating! I'll have to check out that other thread. Sorry for my misinformation!
post #30 of 36
Too funny ckkerber.... Every time I read your name in my head I read it "ckbaker" (like cake baker) up until just this second when in my watched topics I saw it correctly! It is funny the tricks your mind plays with words! Sorry off topic! icon_lol.gif
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