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Jan 12, 2009 08:14 |  #1

Windows 7, which will be out within a year to a year and 6 months... Has a nifty little feature thats going to allow ANYONE to steal images from ANYWHERE, even EASIER than it was before.

Even the most novice of users will simply be able to open the "Snipping tool"

Highlight and image, and save it as png, jpg or gif.. Without any concern for the steps some have taken to protect their images from digital thievery.

While, I know its easy enough to steal images from even a flash site with the print screen button, it is now being made easier and easier to be done.

Thanks Microsoft, almost makes me want to never put any photos online.


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Jan 12, 2009 08:16 |  #2

Is this a quote from an actual article? I'll have to install the Beta and see this for myself.

Watermarks are a savior in that case. Just render the image worthless if someone tries to save/print it.


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Jan 12, 2009 08:16 |  #3

Thats why I watermark my images, except for the small versions I occasionally post here.




  
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Jan 12, 2009 08:17 |  #4

Anyone here also heard of the PrtScrn button?

There's also hundreds of programs available that'll allow you to take a selective screen dump.


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Jan 12, 2009 08:25 |  #5

Pete wrote in post #7058578 (external link)
Anyone here also heard of the PrtScrn button?

There's also hundreds of programs available that'll allow you to take a selective screen dump.

I think this is more a complaint of making it even easier for people. Those of us who understand how the web works realize there's no true way to protect your images from being "stolen". This is why watermarking is one of the only 100% effective tools. However the actual watermark itself changes the image (for the worse) thereby partially defeating the purpose of posting it. It's a bit of a catch22 ;)


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Jan 12, 2009 08:28 |  #6

Botanist wrote in post #7058568 (external link)
Is this a quote from an actual article? I'll have to install the Beta and see this for myself.

Watermarks are a savior in that case. Just render the image worthless if someone tries to save/print it.


No, I'm running the beta, and actually posting from it.. I'm a computer tech during the day, repairing peoples porn contracted viruses and mistakes constantly... and know its so easy to steal an image already, this just made it easier for the average dumb dumb to do it :D


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Jan 12, 2009 08:47 |  #7

jchargu3 wrote in post #7058628 (external link)
No, I'm running the beta, and actually posting from it.. I'm a computer tech during the day, repairing peoples porn contracted viruses and mistakes constantly... and know its so easy to steal an image already, this just made it easier for the average dumb dumb to do it :D

Yikes...Thanks Microsoft...


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