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post #16 of 47

Honestly I feel like I should apologize too because I don't ever bother to track down/confront anyone who has posted photos of my cakes as their own.  Someone was sweet enough to let me know that my princess dress cakes where advertised on someone else's website and I told her I'd let them sort that out with Disney because I'm just a hobby baker and couldn't care less who copies my cakes.  But it probably allows people like that to think what they are doing is okay because not every who they steal a picture from actually says something about it.  

post #17 of 47

^^ lmao

 

sorry sparkle, that wasnt for you. At the time the thread above mine was about the thieving cow being busy lol

post #18 of 47

Wow, just wow. About all of it...but most especially her response!

post #19 of 47

I'm so sorry this happened to you. I don't know that you can reason with people like this and I wouldn't worry about sending a reply. Is she stealing pictures from other bakers because her own cakes are sh*t? If people order from her, then who know's what they'll be getting. It's definitely false advertising and I'd be pretty pee'd off if I was her customer.

post #20 of 47
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Tell her to act like a responsible decorator who cares what others in the profession think of her, to STOP making excuses, and remove any and all content that isn't hers immediately. People and their excuses just crack me up.

I would have ignored her myself for fear of starting something with a wacko. But AZ's post really made me rethink things. She's absolutely correct (AZ).

 

Your wacko is just that. People like her always have all kinds of excuses. Her intent is to make you feel bad for poor ole her. If she's that busy than she can afford to hire an assistant, etc... She's a manipulator and liar and nothing she says will be true, so don't waste your time trying to fix her or correct her because she won't ever listen or change.

 

BUT you should live up to your own standards and be yourself, if that means confronting or walking away from her.

post #21 of 47
Truthfully, it's best left alone I suppose. So aggravating though, to think that people get away with receiving applause and comments for someone else's work, and worse yet make sales because of that work. Good thing is, they don't generally last long if they keep it up. And you rarely see any kind of positive feedback from the customers they do manage to get.

About watermarking, I know it can detract.from the photo in some cases, and when it's positioned in an area where it's easy to remove it's basically pointless, but if you make the mark slightly see thru, it can take away less from the cake. I don't want to insult anyone's intelligence, but there are super easy to use programs that let you type in text, position it where you want, and adjust.the opacity to where it's nearly invisible, all the way to bright and bold. Can be done with a logo too. So you can indeed put it right smack in the middle of your photo and it won't be horribly distracting. Or, just put part of it over an area of the cake with not much going on, but people would know that it hadbeen altered if your mark was removed.

www.ribbet.com is a great free site that does that.
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post #22 of 47

There are people that post other peoples photos, watermark and all. Ask batterupcakes, she did it.

post #23 of 47
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There are people that post other peoples photos, watermark and all. Ask batterupcakes, she did it.
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post #24 of 47

It's funny that I'm reading this.  Yesterday, I decided to look at someone's page.  When I first started looking I thought oh wow, fantastic work,  then I really started to look at a few of the cakes and thought to myself, I've seen these exact cake picture.  I started a search on the cakes and ALL the cakes that I searched were the exact pictures from the internet.  I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

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Yes And I said this is not my work....I had just started and thought it was ok to give people ideas. I was corrected on here and took them down. Obviously someone is wanting to stir up trouble and I have no idea why....

post #26 of 47

When I first started out I thought it was ok to find cake photos online and show people what I could do if they wanted that particular design.   I never removed watermarks because back then nobody used them much.  I thought it was ok  since I didn't have any business and no way to show my creativity.  I didn't do that for long but I realized it was wrong and stopped it.  I always mentioned that the cake WAS NOT mine.  I DON'T do that now, and haven't in years! If I happen to copy a design I always give credit to the person who created that design.  I do find quite a bit of new decorators do not realize it's wrong to use photos other than their own to advertise.  

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post #27 of 47

Making mistakes is part of the learning curve. You learn from it and move on. Then try to pass the lessons on to others, remembering that you once made mistakes too.

post #28 of 47
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Making mistakes is part of the learning curve. You learn from it and move on. Then try to pass the lessons on to others, remembering that you once made mistakes too.

 

Exactly!

 

 

That's why you should contact the person and inform them that it's not professional to post other peoples photos as if they are your own.............educate first. Than you know you've done the right thing trying to help them.

 

But when you run into a repeat offender, down right jerk like the OP did......I don't know the answer...........other than follow your heart as to what you need to do.....remembering there are people who might try to harm you in return.

post #29 of 47

Just wasn't sure why you felt the need to call me out over something that was resolved back in June or July..

post #30 of 47

To learn from someone who's done that. If we understand why someone does this, than we're better able to communicate and convince others why they shouldn't.

 

Batterupcakes, what would you write to the OP's offender given what she's written to the OP already?

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