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Questions about resources on the World Wide Web or about photography-related web technologies, including those related to promotion of a photography business.

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How secure is Flickr's “disable download of original image” feature?

In the Flickr privacy settings page there's a setting entitled "Who can access your original image files?". If I set this to anything other than "Anyone" (e.g. "Only you" or "Your contacts"), is it ...
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Doesn't the spread of photographs on social media fall under copyright infringement?

Everyday thousands of pictures (memes,celebrity pics, wallpapers) are shared by users like me on websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and many other websites. We get likes and shares ...
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Self-hosted gallery that will base on existing library structure

I have thousands of photos sorted in hierarchical structure of folders (like Family->John). This library is shared between various devices like DLNA (TV), cloud (android), network sharing (samba, ...
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What solutions are available for a self-hosted portfolio website?

I am trying to find a simple yet solid solution for a self-hosted photo site. I have been through a bunch but have found them outdated code-wise (Gallery2), technology-wise (Flash based) or just plain ...
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Photos of people on an ad supported website [duplicate]

Can I take candid photos of people in publuc without their knowledge and post them on an ad supported blog or website?
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Useful services where I can create a photography website/blog?

I am interested in publishing some of my photography on the internet. I have looked at creating blogs or websites using blogger or wordpress, however a lot of the photography themes cost +$70, as this ...
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What solution should I use for cataloging photos for private sharing?

I'm seeking a solution for cataloging many thousands of images. Each photo will be tagged and categorized to become searchable by a small group of private people. I've considered any combination with ...
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What are some reasons to not display EXIF data when sharing photos online?

I notice that some photographers choose to deliberately omit the information pertaining to how the photo was taken when sharing online. There's a communal value in learning how other folks staged a ...
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What are the options for showing clients their proofs online?

I'm looking for a solution to show clients their photo proofs online. I would like something that can integrate with my website, meaning basically I just want to host it on my site so I can use the ...
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What's the fastest way to get thousands of photos from camera resized and uploaded to web?

Currently, for shooting sports events, my workflow contains following sequential steps: shoot at location (JPEG for smaller files and minimum post-processing); batch resize all photos into a size ...
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Where can I find reviews of and tools for comparing cameras?

We all buy a new digicam/DSLR every now and then. So what web sites do you use to get more information about cameras and compare them? Where do you look for technical information, camera reviews, ...
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Where can I host my pictures for free without giving up rights? [closed]

I want to host some pictures at low cost (less than flickr). I have come across Shareapic and Imgur. However, imagur strips the meta-data off of uploaded images, and I couldn't find much information ...
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Online viewer for panorama photos?

Are there any better services to upload wide (10K pixels wide) than flickr? I would like to see some kind of 'fit to screen height' and zooming functionalities.
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Free photo sharing site with excellent security features

I am organizing the memory book for our local elementary school. For each of our school events, we will have a volunteer take photos. I need a site where the various volunteers will be able to ...
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Website/Apps for Professional photographers [closed]

What are the websites & apps which Professional Photographers use to promote and market their work/themselves? I'm looking for websites where i can publish and promote my photography work, where ...
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Examples and Options for Clean, Simple Photo Portfolio Sites? [closed]

I'm looking for a new photography portfolio site and am exploring my options. Quite a few new portfolio sites have popped up and I'm not even sure I've yet seen them all! The site I currently use is ...
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What are some Chinese/Asian photo sharing websites similar to Flickr?

What are some Chinese/Asian photo sharing websites similar to Flickr? I want to upload some of my photos to one ow two of these websites with Chinese description and share with Chinese/Asian friends. ...
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Does Flickr recompress JPEGs after upload?

Does Flickr recompress JPEGs after upload? I know that if you upload a TIFF, for example, Flickr converts it to JPEG. But do they also compress incoming JPEGs? I've read some complaints about the ...
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How do I compose an image for use as a browser background or wallpaper on a widescreen monitor?

I want to use some of my images for the background of a web page in my browser and for computer desktop wallpaper on my widescreen notebook. When I use a (landscape oriented) picture as is (in a ...
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How to attribute Flickr Creative Commons photos online?

I found some nice images on Flickr using the advanced image search to show only those that are creative commons licensed; I want to use the images in a commercial website I am building. One of the ...
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Finding a mentor [duplicate]

I'm beginning photography and sometimes I find it very difficult to rate my own work or to find answers to common basic problems... Is there any websites/forums that allow people to get rating and ...
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What is a good pre-built website platform for displaying my photos?

I know many of the people develop their own web sites, and that's fine if you want to invest the time. Unfortunately, I barely get time enough to take photographs, so I would rather get something out ...
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Online Printing API?

tl;dr: Is there a way to have SmugMug-like + printing service integration hosted on your own website? (The API to the printing service is the piece I am missing) I am looking for an automated ...
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Is there a photo print provider I can use to offer a “Buy a print” feature on my own website?

I do host my own photo gallery online and want to share my photos with my community. It should be possible to purchase copies of my photos online. So I asked myself if there is a service provider for ...
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Is there a web application that can notify you ahead of time if a certain weather forecast is predicted for a certain location?

In other words, it would be a site where you can "subscribe" to certain locations and then have the service email you if the weather forecast matches the kind of weather conditions you are looking ...
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Why choose Digital Medium Format over high end DSLR? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand why the company I work got a medium format Phase One camera to take photos for their website. The person who ordered it has left, so we don't know their reasoning, but I ...
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How can I find a compact camera with an ultra-wide lens?

I'm looking to buy a compact camera, and having a very wide angle is important to me. I know that review sites often list the real focal length of the lens, but what I'm looking for is something that ...
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Is there a way to make a photo look good for the web but not for small prints?

I work at a professional photography studio and was given the task of creating a photograph that would look good on social media websites. At the same time, the image cannot look good for printing of ...
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Best Unsharp Mask settings after resizing photos for imagemagick

I'm resizing photos uploaded to a photography gallery and have thus applied an unsharp mask to attempt to preserve the photos original sharpness. The settings I use are: radius: 0 sigma: 0.5 amount: ...
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Where can I buy stock photographs to use on my non-profit website [closed]

I am looking for images of people meeting, talking, on computers and off, with cell phones, outdoors, indoors for use in a young educational website and am willing to pay $10 - $20 each. Its hard to ...
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Have you found “From Portfolio to Profit Engine” helpful?

This is not a pitch and I am in no way affiliated with the author of the e-book/training package, From Portfolio to Profit Engine. My difficulty is that I cannot find any online reviews of it other ...
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Wedding photography business website software [duplicate]

I have been running my own wedding photography business for a couple of months. One thing I'm struggling with is how to create my website so that clients can purchase packages and photos from me. I ...
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What's a good web system for sharing photos amongst co-workers?

I work for a company where we quite often are doing internal events, seminars, and party's. This offen ends up with quite a lot of pictures, from both the company dSLR but also coworkers that bring ...
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Is there any site with photos of photography masters?

Is there some online collection of really great photos of great photographers, maybe with some comments giving hints on the reason of their greatness?
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Would you use an online RAW image processing application? [closed]

I'm just curious, if there was a web-site/web-portal related to RAW image processing what features you would prefer to use on it: RAW image processing (from different Cameras) Implementing different ...
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Crowdsourcing sites for scouting photography locations

I was wondering if there is a website where people can share the best spots to take pictures from (of course, this would mostly apply for outdoor photography). Essentially, a map with dots indicating ...
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What sites exist for posting client proofs?

As I'm doing more and more photo shoots, I'm looking for a site in which I can post proofs for clients to look at. I would use Flickr, however the images can be downloaded and I obviously don't want ...
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I'm a Designer and Programmer who wants to create some software for photographers [closed]

I've been wanting to use my skills to do some sort of service for Photographers for a while now and thought I'd finally ask. My initial idea was to create a service that would let you create a ...
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Where can I find posing guides & resources online?

What resources are available online to give ideas for poses. Is there some type of catalogue of common poses?
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What's the best website for showcasing my work to the public?

Wondering which website is more popular for posting own photography art and maybe get some feedback from community in other words a way to carry photography to mass public. FB is not the right place.
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Where to Store Large Photos to Access Them With my Website

I want to develop a small website that shows all my personal photos as a gallery. My hosting provider limits me in storage. Let's say I have 20GB of photo data. Where can I store my photos so I could ...
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good free photography web hosting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best website for showcasing my work to the public? Hi this is my first post. I am looking to build my own website to display my photos in a professionally ...
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What should I look for when choosing a stock web sites to sell through?

I was reading Are stock photo sites a viable source of income? and thought I might give it ago. However what are the things to look for when choosing a stock photo sites to sell on taking in to ...
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Fast, Unlimited Photo/Video Hosting

I'm looking for a paid photo and video hosting site that provides unlimited storage and unlimited video length and is above all FAST for uploads and photo management. Additional features of interest ...
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Is there a way for various online photo services to import the same keywords/tags added in Lighroom?

Flickr seems to import the keywords (tags) correctly. Why won't these automatically import into other online sites when I add a photo? (namely 500px, Fine Art America) I manage my tags in a document ...
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What is a Picasa alternative for posting to a website?

My love/hate relationship with Picasa just permanently tipped to hate I'm afraid. For no reason I can discern Picasa decided I didn't really mean to add yesterday's photos to an album and right in ...
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Is there a site for browsing a ton of photographers by location and skillset?

I'm looking to hire a photographer for a tech / fashion shoot in NYC. I'm very particular on the style that I'm looking for and I'm hoping someone here can point me to a site where I can do some ...
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A website that can help me in choice of new lens?

Is there any website that can help me to choose the best lens? I would like to find a website where I can specify a range of minimum focus distance, a range of maximum focus distance, range of ...
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What are the main advantages of purchasing Photoshop over the free online version?

What are the main advantages of purchasing Photoshop (subscription or one off payment) over the free online version? I am aware that: Internet Access it required The "heal" tool is not fully ...
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What is a simple and effective method to sharpen for web output in Photoshop?

In Photoshop, I've got a master PSD image file with all mask and adjustment layer treatments, but no sharpening at all. I save for web and create a JPG at 1200px. Now, I bring that file back into ...