Watermarks is a way of cheating.

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
Victor Engel
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Re: Watermarks is a way of cheating.
In reply to Slynky, Nov 8, 2012

Slynky wrote:

Victor Engel wrote:

CG33 wrote:

On an ANONYMOUS challenge, showing the name of the participant breaks the anonymity.

I don't see where this challenge is an anonymous challenge.

That is very unethical. That is C H E A T I N G, especially when you have family and friends that can help you with the 5.0 stars.

And they wouldn't be able to help without the watermark? The submitter is clearly visible for this entry. It would be visible with or without a watermark. The submitter could email his friends/relatives a small photo of the picture with no watermark. Who needs a watermark to identify a picture when you have a thumbnail?

I must be missing something.

Oh, finally, back when the Canon DSLR challenge was still ongoing, for a significant number of the regulars, it was usually possible to tell which pictures were shot by whom, just because they had developed a distinctive style.

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The submitter is only visible AFTER voting has completed. Before that, it's not known--unless the person watermarks it or somehow "autographs" it or attaches a copyright.

So, to clarify, yes, you are missing something. I see you've voted, so you must have forgotten.

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I can't forget that which I didn't learn. When I voted, I took pains to make sure the pictures were full frame Before I started voting.

one final comment. The watermark on this particular photo doesn't identify the photographer directly. It is just a URL. A viewer would have to either know the URL or type it in to make use of it.

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