Great BritainHow to prevent Facebook Downloads?
I have created a Facbook page for my photography... how do I prevent people from being able to Download the images I put up?
Also any quick n easy methods for watermarking welcome. (I use Aperature / Photoshop)
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I'm with Matt on this, I'm a bit more caution when it comes to FB (I don't post up EVERY shoot I do) but I don't mind people sharing my images.
This is especially true if your client wants an image on a CD (From say, a portrait sitting or a headshot) I don't mind if they make it their profile picture on facebook, twitter, linkedin etc. Put your name on it, and even make a special folder on your disc to clients called "Facebook" where you have the size just right for online but too small to print.
Just my 2 cents.
This could open a can of worms people love to hate on facebook... :)
My take on images on facebook is you can't stop them so simply don't try. Put a watermark on your work or put them in a template (still with your name on it some place) and encourage your clients to share them with facebook it's the new word of mouth.
A friend of mine shoots kids/family and she uploads photos in a template (5 images I think) that way the files are to small to do anything with and she still gets to show the world a "sneak peek" of the session, this sort of thing also helps with client anticipation and is her time to let the client use the share feature, posting to the clients wall.
Another good way to get you images used productively by clients is if you are shooting weddings, events etc, tell your clients to tag the people they know in the photos, this makes the images work a little harder for you and still holds the link to your photography page.
From there how many people see it can be any thing from a 100 people to 1000's all with your name in front of them, then you need to find a way of converting looks to your page into likes. One good way I have found is to tell a client if you get X number of people to like the post I will give you a fee gift of X, works a treat :)
That will not just open the flood gates for you client wise but I see very little harm that can come from it and will help you build up a strong fan base.
On your second point, to make a watermark look on youtube for a tutorial on making a custom brush or make a transparent gif file to place over the top.
Hope that helps Matt
I recommend hosting your images on your website/host/server where you retain all rights to your images.
Simply link your images from your website on Facebook. This way you retain everything. Don't give up all your rights on 3rd party websites. Make sure you read the Terms on all of them and see how much rights you are giving up. Twitpic is one example...they sell your images via a 3rd party partner.
There are many others. So, beware.