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Legit contests which have entry fees have those fees because they get too many entries. Sure, they may offset some expenses, but basically the payment exists to make people think twice about entering. It's a basic "must be at least this serious to enter" bar. The scam, on the other hand, is the opposite — they've reached out to you, and expend a lot of ...


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It's a scam. They're trying to get you to pay them money for giving your images to them. Not only are they trying to bilk you out of some cash, the mere act of sending them your image(s), and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contest, probably assigns them unlimited usage rights to, if not outright ownership of, the image. If the images are good ...


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Is this normal business conduct and am I safe to consider participation? I'm sorry, but why do you want to win this "competition"? You received an unsolicited message, asking you to upload one of your images to some site you have never heard of, and then they ask you to pay for the privilege?! Why are you giving this any consideration? Move along.


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If you can set up your Raspberry Pi to listen on WiFi, my suggestion is as follows: Install imagemagick on the Pi to get the convert utility. Set up the Pi with an SSID and NFS/SMB/whatever shared folder to receive the images. Script something in bash like for x in *.jpg; do convert -resize 50% $x; done. You can poll the folder on the Pi for changes, too, ...


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This is a legal question and the best answer is to consult with a lawyer. Even in the US, there is the potential that some states laws are slight variants of each other. The most known source of information on this is Bert P. Krages II who is an attorney and published a pamphlet about the photographers rights which you can obtain here and print yourself. ...


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It's called a tear sheet. Newspapers can usually supply this a a vector PDF but when my photo was published in a magazine, i only received the actual tear sheets and no digital files.


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Photo Mechanic is one of the most widely used products by photojournalists due to the speed you can read your cards, scan thumbnails, add metatdata and upload images. It's a standalone program which runs on Mac and Windows - I don't think there's a version for Linux. If you have a Eye-Fi card, Photo Mechanic can monitor folders for new files as you shoot ...


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My suggestion @ 90€ is have your own web host and run a copy of http://krpano.com/ Samples: Multi-Res: http://krpano.com/examples/multires/ Normal: http://krpano.com/examples/normal/#top


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There are several approaches to nomenclature, and different approaches work for different people. I usually follow the approach that labnut summarizes with Cato the Elder's wisdom: "Rem tene, verba sequentur". I think of titles, or even captions, like one thinks of poetry. My attempt is to state the data minimally and move aside- sometimes that could be ...


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You note that you're taking a lot of pictures. Here's an approach you might take: don't click the shutter until you think of a title. This isn't necessarily what you'll want to do always, and of course occasionally you see something and just have to get the shot as it appears, but overall the idea is to make an exercise of slowing down and making photographs ...


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You should probably be looking for something better, particularly if you want good quality. Good thing you will also have a bigger and better camera too, which you will have to use in low-light and action situations. So, for the small camera, currently the Canon Powershot S95 performs well for its class and even has efficient manual controls so you will not ...


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The Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS is a very basic point and shoot. Nearly anything of a similar price is going to be comparable. It sounds like you are asking for a general listing of comparable cameras. I am not sure how to provide that, as really any new digital camera will have generally the same feature set as this camera. If you have a specific type of ...


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For a situation like this you are better off consulting a legal expert in your area than relying on advise from the Internet. Where I am there is not a lot of recourse. You were on private property and there is an implied consent. I would start first by contacting the company and asking them to remove the picture. Starting the conversation by trying to ...


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When you configure the Flickr publish service (either Jeffrey's or the built-in one), you create one or more "publish collections" that correspond to your Flickr photostream or sets on Flickr. When you add a photo to a publish collection, it appears there under a "New photos to be published" heading. After you upload it to Flickr using the "Publish" button, ...


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In the UK, the law states that you are allowed to take photographs in a public place. Therefore, if you are in a public place (sports event or otherwise), you can reasonably expect to have your photograph taken. However, as it was a sporting event you were at, I imagine the grounds or sports centre where it took place were privately owned? In which case, ...


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The "mark as up-to-date" option is only available for items that have already been published and flagged to be re-published.


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You best way to go for this is using an actual website. Put the images in 3 folders: thumb resolution screen resolution print resolution Make a HTML file that has - for example- a chain of left-floating divs or a table if you prefer that. <div style="float:left;"><a href="\screen\img1.png"><img src="\thumb\img1.png"> <a href="\print\...


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Smugmug has a lightroom plugin that is excellent, and I know of no restrictions on how often an image can be replaced, in place. It is not a free solution but it is a very solid one that is not very expensive; it also supports custom domains (varies by plan you pick). I think most of their competitors work the same (e.g. zenfolio) though I have not used ...


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in manage page, there is a menu in the left side of the webpage. You can see 3 items: All Photos Public MarketPlace When you are in All Photos, you can see the private uploaded photos which are in your library. For moving these photos to your profile or Public, you can simply select them, then drag and drop at Public link at your left side menu.


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This seems to be related to an aberration added due an “optimization” process occurred while the jpg file was uploaded to the CDN (content delivery network) in this case “https://pbs.twimg.com/media/XXXX”. This is pure speculation but a possible cause is that a glitch in the optimization algorithm added the undesired line. Sometimes when the CDN strips the ...


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As it stands (08:00 BST) the question is a bit too specific, but there is a photographic publication question hidden in there, so I'll answer that. Many publishers (including websites) have a preferred image size and proportions, measured in physical dimensions (mm, inches) or pixels. If the image you submit is larger than that or differently shaped, they ...


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I am a daily user of user in Flickr using my Lightroom 5.5 to upload to photostream in Flickr. When you are in Library mode with the grid view of your photostream it shows you any files you have modified that were previously published in your Flickr photostream. If you click the publish button lightroom asks you if you would like to replace the existing ...


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Upload them all to Flickr. The Flickr uploader is very convenient for large number of files, and they give you plenty of free space. People can then like or comment on your photos. You can also share them on Facebook and other sites directly from the Flickr website, or from the mobile app. The site is designed for exactly your purpose - sharing lots of ...


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While not a trivial solution, using a WordPress gallery would allow for you to have each image displayed as a post in a gallery and you could enable commenting for each photo. If you wanted to then embed that as meta data, you could extract the comments from the database directly.


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I used a Nikon D4 which embeds IPTC into RAWS and jpgs. Before an event I upload a batch of templates into the camera. D4 is USB connected to my Pi but you can also connect it via wifi to avoid wires. the RAWS are stored on a HD and the jpgs sent to my database running php scripts to retreive the metadata and flash them beside the thumbnails on my website. ...


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Photoshop has a batch-gallery creator (from a folder) and so you'll get also thumbnails and big-images File -> Automate -> Web Photo Gallery => Check the Options select box Update: I used and liked XnView - http://www.xnview.com/ I can see it also has a linux version. It's way light than Photoshop


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Ok here's what I understand for duty and custom charges. When you order overseas it gets sent to your country it will go through customs who will then determine whether customs duty will apply. I think in most cases the buyer will have to foot out the bill unless Amazon does it for you. Where I'm from there's 0% tax on photographic equipment so custom duty ...


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It's actually possible to host them on SmugMug, if you're willing to do a little bit of work to put the pieces together. A user on dgrin has written pretty thorough directions on how to do it: http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=208690


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I do not use this service so I can't give you a lot of details, but I know Microsoft's Photosynth web site hosts large (several gigapixels) panoramas and has a decent web based viewer for them. What I'm not sure is if you can upload panoramas that you built with your own tools as opposite to using their ICE stitching software. Hopefully someone who has used ...


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Dropbox or some other file-sharing oriented service which happens to make it easy to view pictures?


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