I Love –really LOVE- Pinterest.
It’s one stop shopping for all the eye candy you could ever enjoy.
Yesterday, I came across this video by Mashable. It got me thinking about Pinterest in a different, more analytical way. How much of what I have pinned is someone’s hard work. Were they artisans who’ve now been ripped off-their images out there with no credit given, no link to a source page.
As things are pinned, generation after generation, the original artist credit is inevitably lost. UPDATE-READ THIS ARTICLE ABOUT PINTEREST’S RIGHTS TO PRINT & DISTRIBUTE ANY PHOTO UPLOADED. EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF PINTEREST, YOU ARE AT RISK!
This is a double edged sword for me. I want to interest everyone in the arts, textile arts & quilting that I can. Eye candy is the best way! We do it through our store samples, blogs, classes, etc.
But, in the interest of your protection, think about adding a watermark to every image you post. Not just on Etsy, but your blogs too.
Here’s how to do it in Picasa
select the picture (edit)
click the Text button under the Basic Fixes tab
Your screen will look like this
click anywhere & start typing
you can adjust the colors, size, make it just an outline,
center/left/right even angle
after It’s saved:
Isn’t she cute?Pin It