New 365 Privacy Settings

posted April 2nd, 2013
If you share your pictures outside of 365 then 'public' is the only way to go otherwise you can be pretty selective here. Keep in mind that if you choose to show to your followers only or a list of followers, no one else will see them until you make the public. If you don't mind new followers then 'public' is the only way to go.

Now, if Ross could do something similar with the download and copy/paste. ;-)
posted April 2nd, 2013
With the download and copy/paste issue, there's only so much Ross can do. Unfortunately, while he could disable right click, that would only prevent the casual copier from grabbing photos. In order to display an image in your browser, that image must be downloaded to your PC. If you know where to look, you can certainly find it regardless of what Ross does with the settings. About the best you can do to prevent images from being stolen is to resize them and display them with a low resolution. This will, at least, make it impractical to print them or use them on sites where a high resolution image is needed.
posted April 2nd, 2013
The only sure way to avoid theft of your pics is don't post them on the internet..anything i post anywhere in this cyberworld is free rein..If i ever wanted my pictures to be protected, i would open my own webpage and disable copying there..
I am pleased to see the privacy function though. Ross did good..
posted April 2nd, 2013
;-) Yeah, I know. Curious how people will use this new feature. If the photos are not public then that pretty much eliminates allowing for new followers or any of the challenges or posting them into discussions. Sounds good on the surface but it's very restrictive. Something to think about when deciding to implement the feature.
posted April 2nd, 2013
I think Ross was giving what some of the people were asking for, but they do not realize how limiting it will be for your photo exposure, and availability for others to pop in and look over your work. Not sure it is something I would use. I do not mind keeping mine public.
posted April 2nd, 2013
I applaud the attempt to give us more privacy options. Personally, I will leave mine open to the public. I know of one person who is not a 365 member who has looked at every photo I've posted, and another who became a 365'er specifically because he looked at my photos. I have a photo web site and a blog, and the internet reality is, if anyone wants to steal a reduced quality image from them they will probably get away with it, despite copyright notices, etc. Many of you use watermarks, and if you are willing to make your images less attractive, that is another way to go. Anyway, this is a good start and I appreciate it.
posted April 2nd, 2013
Ann
Don't you have the privacy option with each individual picture on any given day? That way if you were doing a challenge you could make that photo public, or if most of your photos are public but you want to keep a family picture private, then for that image you would limit the viewers to your followers. That's my understanding. Each upload you make the choice.
posted April 2nd, 2013
I have gotten into the habit of putting my photos up as 640x480, so if someone wants one, they are welcome to it. Creative Commons applied.
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