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Finally time to catch up
Friday, June 30, 2006
Been so busy with my teaching gig that I've been neglected the blog. There isn't a lot of stuff going on right now with our adoption since we are just waiting for the final write up of the home-study to be sent to our placement agency.

On a side note, I finally got around to posting some info regarding safeguarding photos you place online. There was a story of obviously a very disturbed woman who actually was stealing pictures of kids people were posting online and then re-posting them herself and claiming that they were her kids!

Can you say LUNATIC.?

Anyway, the best way to protect your photos online is to add a watermark to them or have them in a highly secured server with password protection, etc. The watermark solution is much easier and cheaper (and quite frankly, more secure). Here's the posting I did that explains some of the details on securing photos. I have links in there on a how-to article for adding watermarks in Photoshop and a cool (and cheap) program if you don't have Photoshop that adds watermarks.
posted by Steveg @ 2:35 PM  
  • At 5:00 PM, Blogger Lauren&Marco said…

    Yes, many Loony tunes out there!

    In response to your comment check out my next posts in honor of all my friends adopting boys. I will post my favorite boys room...they are cute if you are looking for different!

  • At 3:57 AM, Blogger Lauri said…

    Good idea- I have never even thought about that with the amount of pics I post of our daughter. I guess I should be more cautious.
    Im going to check that site out.


  • At 9:32 AM, Blogger Elle said…

    There was an episode of CSI that was simlar to that. A woman's son had died and she stole photos off the internet of someone else's child and claimed him as her own. Of course in the episode she went as far as to kidnap the boy. Ever since then I am totally paranoid about ever posting photos of Pickle online. My readers will be disapointed, but a mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do. Thanks for the warning Steve.

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