The beloved Uncle Gordie and Auntie Janny have just arrived at our house. Strange, but Csilla's cold seems to have miraculously disappeared. This takes me off mama-duty for at least a few minutes. Thought I'd share something:
I'm obsessively afraid of pedophiles. (Who isn't?)
It's the primary reason why I don't like to post too many photos of our daughter on the internet. My mother is even more afraid of pedophiles than me. Her first question when I told her I was starting a blog was: "you're not going to post photos of Csilla are you?"
I can't even stand the thought of some creep looking at Csilla's photo and...
I can't even type it.
I don't know if this fear is ridiculous or unfounded, but there it is.
My second worst fear about posting photos on the internet is photo theft. It's not as if my photos are amazing, but who knows? There are lots of people out there with bad taste. I especially don't want someone with bad taste stealing my photos and putting them on their ugly desk at work.
I thought I was being paranoid until I read this post by the awesome Angella of Dutch Blitz fame.
Now I know I'm not crazy.
And since I'm not smart enough to figure out how to html the heck out of my photos so someone can't right click and steal them; and since I am pretty handy with photoshop; I thought I'd take care of the problem that way. I planned on doing just a simple watermark on my photos, but then I saw some wicked inspiration on Kal Barteski's blog i LoveLife. What an amazing way of deterring photo theft!
I've re-posted a few photos just to play with the watermark and the Kal-inspired photo text. You can check them out here, here, here and here.
I'm not sure what the etiquette is, but since we're talking about stealing, did I just steal her idea by doing the same thing?
Is it okay because I told you where I got the idea?
You'll also notice my last post is totally ripped off from her. I wanted to see what a cool font would look like all scripty on my blog. After all, I am a font whore.
Anyway, if Kal catches wind of this and isn't impressed, I'm apologizing now. No theft is intended. You're a scrapbooker, I'm sure you'll understand. Consider it a "lift" - the highest form of creative flattery in the scrapbooking world.
Let me know what you think about the photos and about the theft (by me and others).
Gotta run. My ten minutes are up.