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Way to Share Images Among Ourselves on Wizzley

 
Mira
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on 10/31/2014

Hi guys,

I wish there was a way for us to share images on Wizzley. I'm inspired, for instance, by many recipes I read here, and would like to photograph my own attempts at reproducing them and send them back to the original poster, who may, or may not, want to include them in his/her article.

I know there's Dropbox, etc., but moving between all these online services can be tiring after a while. I'm wondering whether we could have something right here on Wizzley.

What does everybody think? And Simon, what are your thoughts on this?


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lobobrandon
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on 11/01/2014

Simon would say use pixabay :P 


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ologsinquito
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on 11/01/2014

Pixabay is great.


Mira
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on 11/01/2014

Actually Pixabay is not a bad idea :)


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ologsinquito
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on 11/01/2014

Actually, I have a question on Pixabay. It seems as if we can use these images freely, even for commercial purposes. Is anyone using them to make Zazzle products? Is that an acceptable use for Pixabay?


Marie
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on 11/01/2014

As far as I know it is OK on the pixabay side but I would just err on the side of caution.

I can't find it now but I did read something in the Zazzle forum which seemed to suggest that Zazzle do not like having tons of products with the exact same image taken from public domain photo sites.

If you combine different parts of photos and images to make something completely new and unique, that's definitely not an issue so long as you're using royalty free images with a commercial license or your own personal photos / image work.

But I would probably ask this same question in the Zazzle forum first because last thing you want is to use photos and then suddenly have Zazzle items removed after the work of putting them up. Make sure to ask can you just use the photos "as is" on products or do they need to be altered to make unique pieces of artwork.


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ologsinquito
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on 11/01/2014

Thanks Marie, I wasn't thinking about it from Zazzle's end. I have a small store, and I've only used one photo so far, which I shot myself.


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dustytoes
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on 11/03/2014

I like your idea Mira.  I would think the original writer would appreciate photos of their recipes.

As far as using Pixabay, they are very strict, and I'm not sure the photos you want to share / trade would be approved there.  I'm not saying it like it's a bad thing, Pixabay has high standards and many of my own photos have been rejected, so it makes me wonder.  But all of you are most likely better photographers than yours truly!

 It's worth a try and maybe there could be a special thread here at Wizzley where we could get those food links (to Pixabay) to add to articles.

As far as using images from Pixabay for Zazzle, I always try to do what Kinworm suggests - to change the image you use, or use only parts of it to create a new design.  I'm sure Zazzle does not want the same photography image showing up in hundreds of stores on tons of products.  If everyone begins doing that, no one will be selling any of them.

I do use people pictures from Pixabay as photo holders in my templates without changing them (except maybe to black and white).


chefkeem
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on 11/03/2014

How to share pics:

Perhaps you could store photos on Picasa (or any other photo sharing site), allow download, then start a new thread under "Tips & Tricks" in our forum and post the links with a description.


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ologsinquito
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on 11/03/2014

Thanks dustytoes, that helps clarify things a lot, as I plan to get going on Zazzle.


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dustytoes
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on 11/05/2014

 

ologsinquito: 11/03/2014 - 10:21 AM

Thanks dustytoes, that helps clarify things a lot, as I plan to get going on Zazzle.

Don't forget to change the images you use from Pixabay to 300 dpi for use at Zazzle.

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ologsinquito
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on 11/05/2014

Thanks Pam, I'll have to figure out how to do that once I start to do more on Zazzle.


Mira
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on 11/09/2014

Thank you, Pam, Chef. I think Picasa is a great idea too :)


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on 11/26/2014

I get in touch with the Wizzley author from their recipe page or profile and include a link to my Google drive with the images I've taken. So far two of three authors I've contacted have happily included my images. It's been an amazing experience!

You can see them here (Tomato Bread) and here (Peach Pie).

PS I suggest downloading image versus using the direct link in the article, assures you'll never have a broken image just in case drive goes offline. :)


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