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Kevin Morris

7 Days Ago

Proof

I'm new here and was wondering, how do I prove that my stuff is original?

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Bill Tomsa

7 Days Ago

I think you need to define what you construe the word 'original" to mean

You don't HAVE to prove it as far as I know, unless someone challenges you on it legally.

then I guess it's up to the courts.

As I understand, it's an honor system here. If you claim to be the "author " of the artwork then most people tend to think you're being truthful

Then again don't take my word for it ,AS i AM NOT ANATTORNEY NOR DO i PLAY ONE ON TV.



 

Rich Franco

7 Days Ago

Kevin,

No need to PROVE it's yours if it's yours! Only becomes an issue if it isn't yours and the REAL artist finds it! What I would spend some time on are the images that you did up[load, some blurry, some tiny, one not cropped right, etc. Here at FAA, there is no Quality Control UNTIL an image is sold and then the PRINTER determines if the quality is good enough to print. But by that time, too late for the buyer.

So take some time and re-visit your uploads and fix whatever needs to be fixed, before you upload more of the same kind of issues. Really want to ONLY u[pload quality images, right from the start!

Here's my tutorial on correctly copying artwork:

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=2764654

Hope this helps and good luck!

Rich



 

Jeffery Johnson

7 Days Ago

Don't worry about that as they are appear to be yours. Are you wondering if a customer to FAA wants to know if yours is original or not but then again most that are here to purchase are buying a print or product with your images on them.

 

Kevin Morris

7 Days Ago

Thanks for the input everyone. Nobody has questioned if it was original or not. I was just curious about it.

 

Bill Tomsa

7 Days Ago

Best to focus on what Rich suggested Kevin

BTW Welcome to FAA and the FORUM

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

usually you have the raw files. you can register things in the copyright office as well. but that's expensive, i think. you'll have to reshoot that cardinal, they won't print it like that btw.

and you'll want a lot more keywords than one single word. no one will find you that way.

generally if someone steals your work you would forward them to this site in the DMCA showing them you uploaded it here first. i wouldn't worry about it though. just keep all your files in a safe place.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Kevin Morris

7 Days Ago

I cropped the picture of my Cardinal. Let me know what you think and thank you all for the advice!

 

Abbie Shores

7 Days Ago

That image is actually too small

The sizes depend on your pixels. Unlike other sites we never crop or skew images to fit standard sizes, instead allowing the artist free scope to just upload what they have

The only limits we have are that one of your dimensions is going to be forced to fit the following list:

8″
10″
12″
14″
16″
20″
24″
32″
36″
48″

So, for example only, if one of your images was 100 pixels per inch (100ppi) then a 4800 pixels image would be 48"

The other dimension will be scaled proportionally to maintain the aspect ratio of your image.

Here is a tutorial on images and products, sizes and filetypes

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=5251790

 

Kevin Morris

7 Days Ago

I might just remove my Cardinal altogether. It was just something I didn't really spend a lot of time on anyways.

 

Mike Savad

7 Days Ago

only post your best

Art Prints
for example won't print and doubtful anyone would buy it. its totally out of focus.


i wouldn't mention it was made in highschool. but more so you need to scan this in. its never going to print here. the site has strict printing standards, the image should look the same as the item in your hand. same with the chicken. its too small and too soft to print. holding a sheet of paper in front of a camera set to the lowest settings won't help you sell. same with the squirrel. frankly they are all too small.

make sure your camera is set to the highest settings. its weird that one image is big, the orange one.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Kevin Morris

6 Days Ago

Thank you for all this advice. I don't have a professional camera at this time, or a scanner. A regular phone camera is all I have to work with right now. I'm hoping to get a professional camera soon.

 

Mike Savad

6 Days Ago

then why are you trying to sell things?

its like saying, i don't own a stove or knives, but i plan on opening a restaurant.

because you won't go far selling small blurry images, let a lone be able to print it. scanners aren't that expensive by the way since your work is flat.

----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Kevin Morris

6 Days Ago

I'm very new to this and that's why my work is flat. I will redo all my stuff when I get a scanner and upload the best I can get it.

 

Kevin Morris

6 Days Ago

Please let me know which of my pictures should stay up. I have been reading and learning all the steps for best quality for future reference.

 

Mike Savad

6 Days Ago

if it looks sharp then it should be fine. i'd say the orange one is fine size and sharpness wise. the rest are small.

your phone should be able to support larger images, just be sure the setting show the largest finest setting. right now its only large enough to make a small print.

the last one with the blue sky is nice sharpness wise but very small.

also i know it sounds like i'm hounding and attacking you, i'm not, its just that if it does sell, the site will only check the work at the time of purchase. and even if the buyer really wants it, if you can't fix it you can't sell it. they only give like 3 days to repair it. it makes the store look bad, annoys the buyer and its sad to lose a sale.

if the orange one also came from the phone, then it should be able to handle the large size.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Kevin Morris

6 Days Ago

I didn't really think you were hounding me but I do appreciate all the helpful advice you're giving me.

 

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