graphic design & photography on facebook

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by graphicsward, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. graphicsward macrumors member


    Aug 22, 2009
    What do think of putting pictures of your graphic design and photography work on your facebook page? Seems am easy way to promote yourself though all the fans and marketing it can offer but it still sounds scary. Maybe watermark everything? What are the pros and cons?

    thanks much
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  3. Nostromo macrumors 65816


    Dec 26, 2009
    Deep Space
    e-register your images with the Library of Congress.

    Cost: $35 per upload. Can be hundreds of images.

    Advantage: in case of a copyright violation, there will be much higher fines from the thief to you. If the thief can pay.

    In case of theft by poor people you can always file a DMCA take-down notice. Which often disconnects whole websites.

    Images can be stolen from your website, too, so hysteria in regards to Facebook is pointless. What worries me more is the compression e.g. MySpace applies to images, pretty much destroying them.
  4. SwiftLives macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    Social networking is more of a supplement for promoting yourself rather than a replacement. If you want to promote yourself, it's going to cost money - there's no way around it. Whether it's getting a business card printed, registering a domain, or sending out flyers, it's going to cost you.

    Facebook will not let you connect with anyone you don't already have a relationship with. They'd would have to know about you before they friended or fanned you. And if you want to grow your business, then you will need to find the people who haven't heard of you.
  5. jampat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2008
    The facebook user agreement allows facebook to use any information you put on their website forever with no payment to you (even if you delete the pictures or your account). Even if you have copyright, you have granted facebook permission to use whatever you put up.

    Carefully read any user agreements for any sites where you plan on posting pictures.
  6. jerryrock macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007
    Amsterdam, NY
    You retain the Copyright to any photo placed on Facebook. You grant them license to display your image on their site, it gives them no rights to use your images for advertising or profit.

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