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Discussion in 'Contests and Special Offers' started by Kuffy, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Kuffy

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    I've started to populate my free image site, and InstaFree clients are welcome to use these images on their websites, and for board posting. There is no royalty or other charge associated with this use, but you must leave the "Jazz Pics" watermark on the picture - even if you resize it. I haven't disabled hotlinking at the moment. I'll discuss bandwidth issues with Bryan if the site starts to have an impact on the server.

    You can visit the site by clicking this link - Jazz Pics - free images for your website
     
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  2. Hussam Al-Tayeb

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  3. Kuffy

    Kuffy Premium Hosting Client

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    Good point - thanks for reminding me of that Hussam.
     
  4. Fedora

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    I love it!

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  5. Fedora

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    Cute!

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  6. Fedora

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    I like your site. We will waiting more pictures. :)
     
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    Here's wolf photography PSX_20150221_080757.jpg
     
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  8. Kuffy

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    I've added a simple creative commons declaration. I used a plugin for this. I'll have a look to see how I can broaden the permission later. Now I need to add yesterdays pictures.
     
  9. Kuffy

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    I've just changed the watermarking, which is added as the image is loading from the db. This results in a failure to display the image when I open the forum thread that contains it. If I load the image on my computer via the Jazz Pics site, then reloading the forum thread displays the image correctly. This problem occurs on 3 different forums, so it is not an InstaFree problem. I'm not sure I want to spend time researching this, I think I'll just leave the watermark alone.

    Talking of InstaFree - the site and picture loading seems to be very quick and efficient Thanks Instafree for providing the fast and problem free hosting for Jazz Pics.
     
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  10. Bryan

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    You're welcome! Glad everything is quick!

    What's the issue with the watermark?
     
  11. Kuffy

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    I think it's an intermediate cacheing problem. The watermark is added as the image is extracted from the db, and it seems a watermark change can cause the image to be flagged as missing or something. It goes away as the galleries are accessed, and, as I don't plan on changing the watermark too often, it's really just an item of academic interest only.
     
  12. Kuffy

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    I've just added some pictures of this old Talbot saloon car.

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    Well I've got myself onto page one for the Google search for "jazz pics" out of 17 million pages. Of course this isn;t the top search phrase. :) I can see I need to add some descriptive text to the basic structure of the pages to try to improve traffic. Traffic is still pretty sparse.
     
  14. Kuffy

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    I haven't got much traffic at the moment, as I haven't done much site promotion. It's interesting to see which pictures are the most visited though. Here is the current list
    http://jazzpics.com/index.php?/most_visited

    It looks as if cats, flowers and dogs are the winners. :)
     
  15. Konstantin

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    Do you take these pictures?
     
  16. Kuffy

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    Yep - they are all my own work. :)
     
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    Nice! What camera are you using? Any compression?
     
  18. Kuffy

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    Finepix HS50EXR - no compression as far as I know. I've been experimenting with the EXR setting, and I'm getting quite good results with that, although it's much slower with the focusing.
     
  19. Hussam Al-Tayeb

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    With JPEG, no compression is a good thing.
    I like that last car picture :)
     
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    Cat!!!! Yay!!!! The number 1! Yeah! :cool::D
     

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