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How to Destroy Slides

Ordinary household bleach will destroy the image. The image is contained within a thin layer of gelatin. Household bleach will separate (lift off) the emulsion from the film base thus destroying the ...
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Does Shutterfly.com own my photos, even after I deleted them?

I'm not a lawyer, but the terms of use say: You will retain ownership of such User Submitted Materials, and you grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, ...
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How to Destroy Slides

... a normal shredder for paper actually creates stripes so wide that each is like a complete picture itself ... Most of the shredders you buy for home use don't cut the mustard; you want one that ...
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How to Destroy Slides

A kitchen blender or food processor would do a pretty good job at converting the film to dust. You might add a slice of bread, some dry beans, or some other dry material to keep things moving inside ...
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How to Destroy Slides

The safest, simplest, and cheapest way of destroying the images is to drop the slide film into boiling water. The gelatine-bearing image layers will quickly melt, slide off the film base into a black ...
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Can I take a picture of things on display in someone's house?

In the US, taking pictures on private property without the permission of the property owner is illegal. This is why security guards can and will stop you from taking pictures at, say, the Westfield ...
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What is a safe, reliable site to make a calendar without losing control of photos or privacy issues?

My answer is not exactly of what you want but replying in regard to privacy, as you are concerned about it. You have come to know about Shutterfly that they save the images but you cannot be sure ...
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Does Shutterfly.com own my photos, even after I deleted them?

Shutterfly customer support responded after all: We do not have your pictures stored on Shutterfly. You have received the promotional email because the images still appear in the My Shutterfly ...
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City/Street Photography; is it morally okay and what laws govern it?

Laws will differ based on the country you happen to be in. Here in the UK where I live, as of November 2015, we don’t require a permit to shoot non commercial photos in public areas. Currently, the ...
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What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?

Almost a decade late with this answer, but Photoshop's 'Export as…' [the replacement for 'Save for Web'] deletes almost all metadata with little option to keep it; only copyright & contact details ...
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What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?

Another command-line tool that can do this is exiftool, using the option -all=. Here's an example: exiftool -all= image.jpg You can wildcard all files in a directory using the normal Unix-style shell ...
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Is a model release required when taking commercial photos for my UK company?

No. Model releases aren't used much in the UK.and there's no legal requirement for one. However you may want to have a contract drawn out between you and the organisation to protect everyone involved'...
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Can I take a picture of things on display in someone's house?

If you are talking about taking a picture of an existing piece of art — "a framed picture" — the answer in most jurisdictions is probably no. Under the Berne Convention, which covers 172 countries, ...
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Event Photography, Online Password Protect Each Photo

Most image portfolio services (eg Adobe Portfolio, many others) do support an arbitrary number of galleries, each with their own URL and protected with their own password. While slightly inconvenient, ...
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Can I take pictures of the outside of someone's house without consent?

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. The information below is general in nature and should not be taken as specific legal advice. If you have a specific legal question you should consult an attorney ...
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What data does digikam actually share?

Digikam is FOSS, so normally not interested in your data. As far as I can tell the privacy policy is only about using the photo uploaders (Google Drive and others) present in the application. ...
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Can I take pictures of the outside of someone's house without consent?

I think officially it's not needed, although it depends per country (I'm from the Netherlands). It might also depend if they are published or are used on public internet sites (and the context in ...
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How to Destroy Slides

Depending on the quantity. If there are just one or two, just moisten the emulsion side which i. s the side facing the screen, wait for a while, scrape it with some sharp object or your finger ...
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How to Destroy Slides

I would suggest just finding a furnace that burns waste and using that. Some dumps may have them and many office buildings and factories do. No, I do not want to keep them as a backup just in case ...
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