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Raist3d Forum Pro • Posts: 41,298
Re: Image posted here on DPR

knickerhawk wrote:

alcelc wrote:

As per the new DPR forum rule, it seems that we could have beached the forum rule if we download the originals of posted images, edited it and repost again without the poster's permission.

IMHO a sample with full EXIF is always better than a thousand words. In many case, specially those samples were used to show the problem of OP, it would always be the easiest for members to download the original, examine it by whatsoever means on our monitor, do the appropriate changes (if need) or whatsoever action, and repost the result that might address the issue in a far more efficient way.

Of course, there must be a reason for the new forum rule.

Hence, I urge members to state their approval on posting an image (or otherwise) to convince members here to offer their help or for an easier ongoing discussion...

I personally add the following to my signature field:

"Please feel free to download the original image I posted here and edit it as you like" to release any member's potential liability under the new forum rule.

Your suggestion is well-intentioned but has the effect of reinforcing a fundamentally misguided rule change. Particularly in an active forum like the Micro Four Thirds Talk forum, where many posts include images purporting to serve as supporting evidence of some positive or negative aspect of the mFT format, the "no-edit" burden should remain with the originator of the image. They should, in effect, put their money where their mouth is and not subsequently call "foul" if someone edits their image to counter their claim. If they're so insecure that they don't want any edits, then they need to be up-front about it. It's really no different than when someone makes a claim about image quality but refuses to back that up with supportive image(s). If they take the next step of providing the supportive images but prohibit use of those supporting images by others in the discussion without good justification for the prohibition, then that's an important signal to the discussion participants about the credibility and seriousness of the original poster's claim.

I don't think it has to do with any insecurity. I think it has to do with the common respects of simply asking before editing someone else's work. I am including the context of people who take photographs and aren't just in discussions of a more "just the metrics/science" nature.

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