Jenny La Fleur
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adventures in costuming
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countess_rosina From: countess_rosina Date: September 29th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Is there a way for you to watermark your pictures? I know it doesn't help in this situation, but it could deter unsavory types in the future.

I'm sorry Etsy is being so cruddy.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 29th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC) (link)
I've tried in the past and there is no easy way to do it, especially at the volume I post things online. Even if I started today I have so many images online I'd never be able to backtrack on them.

Luckily most people are decent and I don't have to deal with situations like this very infrequently. It's more Etsy's reaction that has me frustrated and surprised. You'd think they'd be more concerned with their reputation and making it easier for people to report copyright issues fraud on their site.
demode From: demode Date: September 29th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC) (link)
As a longtime reader of Regretsy.com, which makes fun of all things craptastic on Etsy and particularly the reseller problem (ie people who resell mass-produced items on Etsy) -- yeah, they are TOTALLY laissez-faire about quality control. People try to report resellers all the time, and Etsy does nothing about it.

For examples of what I'm talking about:
http://www.regretsy.com/category/not-remotely-handmade/
demode From: demode Date: September 29th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Just noticed the second post in that category is about sellers stealing images of other people's work!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: September 30th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow - it's really amazing just how laissez-faire they are about quality control. This has been quite the eye-opening experience.
brickhousewench From: brickhousewench Date: September 30th, 2011 12:59 am (UTC) (link)
Friend of friend here (also, I'm on the comm that has been watching this woman...)

I've tried in the past and there is no easy way to do it, especially at the volume I post things online.

Actually, the screen capture/editing tool I use (TechSmith's SnagIt) has a convert images feature that I use all the time. It's totally worth the $50 cost of the software. It lets you bulk process images as a batch, and perform multiple actions at the same time (rename, resize, watermark). I tend to take hundreds of pictures with my digital camera, and then have to resize them before I post them on PhotoBucket. It only takes a few minutes with SnagIt. And you can caption or watermark at the same time.

Just in case you want to start watermarking going forward.
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