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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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Is it safe from a privacy and security point of view to display identifiable EXIF data on a public web site?

Whenever I compare the exif data displayed by Flickr or the data on Lightroom (3.4), I can't avoid getting my mind blown for the simple fact that I never come to a software tool (for windows) with a ...
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How to Destroy Slides

After scanning (some of) them I would like to destroy the old 35mm slides I inherited due to privacy concerns. I will separate them from the frames, so I'm talking about destroying only the thin film ...
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What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?

Whenever I share my photographs, I also share lots of information that I do not want to pass on: specific camera model that the photo was taken with exposure time focal ratio ... How can I remove ...
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Is it possible to recover original content from an edited image file?

OK possibly a random question here, but one that is relevant to the site and regarding a hot topic nowadays: privacy. If I load an image file (in my case a PNG photocopy of a document which contains ...
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Does Shutterfly.com own my photos, even after I deleted them?

I tried to use Shutterfly.com few months ago, and once I logged in, the interface suggested to connect to my Google photos account, to retrieve photos. The process was long, until I realized it ...
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How to handle publicly sharing family photos (especially kids) online?

I have been getting back to photography as a hobby after quite a few years off. Last time I dabbled digital photography was not a thing and photos were hosted in an albums on a shelf, not Flickr. ...
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Privacy/ Private Property

I recently shopped at a large international clothes store with a premises in the UK. When I bought some clothes I was asked by an employee if she could take my photo for Research purposes as Head ...
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What is a safe, reliable site to make a calendar without losing control of photos or privacy issues? [closed]

I would like to make a calendar for my mom using photos of her grandchildren. I was planning to use Shutterfly until it came to my attention that that site retains copies of your photos on an "...
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City/Street Photography; is it morally okay and what laws govern it? [duplicate]

I love to take photos of people in urban areas; buildings, houses, cars, motion, expression... everything. However, taking photos of people and taking photos of indoors without having any permission, ...
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Can I take a picture of things on display in someone's house?

All right, so, here's the scenario: A friend or family member invites you to their house, you happily come over, and inside you notice that they have, say, a framed picture or write up. Would it be ...
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Is a model release required when taking commercial photos for my UK company?

My (UK) company wants me to take some photos of identifiable individuals in a private space, so they can be used on their commercial web site. Is a model release needed here? I'm under the impression ...
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How do you feel about someone using one of your pictures from the internet? [closed]

How do you feel if someone used one of your pictures that you posted on the internet? As I novice photographer I feel good that my picture is good enough but is that right? I do not like making my ...
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Privacy and commercial use of photos [duplicate]

[Removed unnecessary questions and rephrased the question] I have a few concerns about taking pictures of people for commercial and non-commercial purposes [U.S.]. Can I post online pictures of ...
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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?