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  1. I'm late to this, but hope it helps anyway. RAW Conversions The biggest issue I'm aware of in staying with your older Adobe software arises when you buy a new camera. For any release of LR or ACR, Adobe eventually stops releasing updates; at that point, those versions of LR and ACR lose the ability to read RAW's from new cameras. That's also the point at which Bridge loses the ability to extract/construct a thumbnail for RAW from newer cameras. You can use the RAW converter that came with your camera, or another RAW converter such as Phase One's Capture One. Neither of these approaches will enable older versions of Bridge or LR to create thumbnails for newer RAW's, but your older Photoshop will still be happy to process any compatible format your RAW converter is able to produce (think .tiff). DNG Format I would not save anything in DNG format - but that's just little old paranoid me. Most camera vendors add proprietary information to the RAW files, and Adobe will embed that in a DNG along with the rest of the proprietary RAW, even when they do not know how to take advantage of that information for RAW conversion. The vendor's RAW converter can and usually will use the additional information; Adobe acknowledges the reality of this situation, but can't do anything about it if the vendor won't disclose existence and functionality of proprietary extensions. Other Compatibility Issues The biggest cross-version compatibility issue I'm aware of with the various flavours of Photoshop relates to .PSD files; you should go into Photoshop Preferences and set the option to maximize .PSD compatibility. LR in CC does not understand older format .PSD files; you can fix the problem by setting the compatiblity option, and then re-saving .PSD files that LR rejects. LR has done a pretty neat job of identifying problem files when I have them, and the fix is easy if laborious. For context I'm running CS4 Extended and CC, trying to figure out how to integrate LR into my workflow. I make large stitched images outside PS, and regularly read large .PSD and .PSB files into Photoshop CS4 and CC for post-processing; no compatibility problems. File size usually dictates I use .PSB files, but LR does not catalog them; go figure. Regards Lionel
  2. Arunabh, if you want to learn about lighting for photography (flash in this case) I recommend you take a look at www.Strobist.com; it's free, and there's no need to register. Strobist has accumulated a lot of information over the years, so you should begin with the Lighting 101 series that is bookmarked at the top of his home page. If you would like a book, try "Light Science and Magic"; it's available from Amazon, and you might find a copy if you have access to a good library (I'm guessing you're somewhere in that big country called India, and I don't know what resources are available to you). Regards Lionel
  3. I did a poor job point out that all you need to do is comply with the DMCA, in particular this bit: (iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted. from that article. DMCA does not require WordPress to divulge that information to the infringer; I would challenge their "need" to do so. Regards Lionel
  4. PhotoAttorney has an article that seems relevant at http://www.photoattorney.com/google-questions-photographers-dmca-take-down-notice/ especially this bit: "Ryan responded that he was unaware of any provision of the DMCA that required him to prove to Google that the image was his. Instead, he swore under penalty of perjury that he was the copyright holder (or his/her authorized representative). He included the copyright registration number for his image in his reply. Google soon replied, stating that Google would remove the content (and did so shortly thereafter)." Regards Lionel
  5. You can already pursue foreign infringers in many countries - go take a look at www.ImageRights.Com; not perfect, not all countries, but it's better than nothing. And WIPO has ongoing negotiations pretty much all the time, so if you want a system that has a very high degree of buy-in, and therefore a higher level of voluntary compliance, you don't want one set of negotiations to compromise the other. If you know a little history, you'll know that the whole question of copyright is tinged with more than a little irony. Regards Lionel - headed off my soap box now
  6. Martin, I believe you may misunderstand the registration process. As far as I know, and I'm no expert, there is no need for you to to change the published/unpublished status of your images. Once they're registered, they're registered, and you're free to publish or not as the case may be with no time limit. I have definitely not encountered any mechanism on the ECO web site that would enable you to change status when you publish, nor have I seen any reference to a need to do so. I'll do some checking and let you know what I find; Linda almost certainly knows more than I do, perhaps she'll chime in. Regards Lionel
  7. I think some of the suggestions are very close to this, but to be specific: a Lightroom plug-in using Lightroom's Publish capability that handles uploads, initial keywording and subsequent keyword updates (as and when those arise). If Alamy retains the separation of keywords by significance as at the moment, the plug-in should include XMP extensions so that our keywords maintain the same separation. FTP sounds nice, but if you implement it please beware FTP's security weaknesses.. Regards and Thanks for asking Lionel
  8. I assume you're aware that you can register images as unpublished as long as you register them within 3 months of being published? That might allow you to register new images as unpublished if you register a batch every 90 days. Have you read through Carolyn Wright's PhotoAttorney.com where she describes the process? I think her information is a little out of date now, but you might still find it helpful. At the risk of repeating info already posted, ASMP, APA and Photoshelter have information on this topic too - the Photoshelter info is very recent. Regards Lionel
  9. I think a link to this Compendium has been posted in this forum before, but here it is in case someone finds it helpful: http://copyright.gov/comp3/ There is a lot of useful information in this large document - fortunately Acrobat Reader has a very useful search function. The parts I found most useful relate to derivative works. I make stitched images, and recently started making abstracts that are derivatives that bear no visual relationship to the source image/s. In these cases I register the stitched image or final abstract as the case may be, but not the source images except for isolated cases where a source image is useful in and of itself. Regards Lionel
  10. Martin, if you use Firefox you can grab much more than a screenshot - and it's very simple to do. So, assuming you use Firefox, navigate to the offending images and in the Firefox "File" menu select "Save Page As" and specify "Web Page, Complete" as the format. This will be quite a lot of pieces of data and for the sake of keeping your disk neat and tidy I recommend you create a directory/folder for each save. Regards Lionel
  11. Ok, taking a deep breath here because I'm not a lawyer.... You can retrieve the text of the UK law titled "Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988" from here http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/48/contents?text=copyright%20infringement#openingWholeMod I don't know if this text includes all amendments, so you will need to take that into account. The pdf I downloaded a few minutes ago (from the above url) includes a section titled "296ZG Electronic rights management information" on page 258. Perhaps this is what you're looking for? The phrasing and language in this law is rather heavy going.... I'm very interested to know how this develops - to the extent you can provide that information. Regards Lionel
  12. Are they perhaps looking at the verticals, assuming there are some reliable verticals? Regards Lionel
  13. Every time I read the terms and conditions for a competition, I come to the conclusion that the real reason for the competition is the organiser's desire to assemble a collection of essentially free images they can use to promote a pet project - usually a travel destination (we have at least one large competition in the Washington DC area that fits). There's an article at http://www.photoattorney.com/share-experience-share-photos-rights-grab/ on this theme. As far as I know, the most photographer-friendly competition out there is the Epson PanoAwards - just in case you wanted to know. Regards Lionel
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