I read somewhere on this site that we should be stamping our cake pictures with our logos.
I'm not a registered business (yet) but I do make and sell cakes to family and friends. I post some of my pictures on this site and wilton's and I have my own private online album. Is it still necessary to stamp them?? And if so, what should I put?? Just my name??
I'm the one that started all of that. You stamp them legal or not. This all started because there were different people on Ebay taking pictures from websites, making CDs for cake ideas and selling them! Taking pictures without permission. Making money off of other people's hard work. So I constantly stand on a soap box and tell people to stamp their pictures.
When you stamp it, it should cover a portion of the cake. I know it hurts the overall picture, but your protection comes first. I will show you a few examples of why it should cover. But give me a few minutes to make an example of how easy it is to steal your picture of the wording doesn't go across the cake.
OK- Here you go. Stamp them with whatever you like. Just stamp them and be consistent. Even the bad ones. I tell everyone starting out, get in the habit doing this. You may think your pics aren't worth stealing today, but you'll get better.
Since I do not have a stamp on one of the pictures in the sample, I did not use pictures of any of my cakes. Hopefully no one wants to steal the picture I used!
Stamped for maximum protection:
Stamp while trying to not block the main subject matter:
what happens when you do that:
If anyone needs instructions on how to stamp, I have 2 tutorials. One is stamping your art with Print Shop (most publishing programs will follow these procedures). The other is stamping your Art with PAINT- which comes with every PC.
Print Shop tutorial starts here:
PAINT starts here:
CaliDawn, you just need to come visit me in Louisiana & give me lessons on my digital camera & my computer!!! Ahhhhh!! If I could figure out the digital camera I could get pics on the forum. Your step by steps are very easy! I did figure out the mirror image! If I could get my teenagers to slow down long enough to help me figure this stuff out I'd be so happy!!! But that's not going to happen!
Thanks for answering my question!! And thanks for taking so much time to explain step by step.
I'll definitely start stamping my pictures now.
tcturtleshell what kind of camera do you have, maybe I can help? PM me and maybe we can collaborate together....I do have a computer background.
mouse will you help me also? i just bought a fuji digital camera today. i took it out of the box and my 14 year old daughter figured a lot of it on her own. she's such a show-off! i hate asking my kids for help.
Sure- I can try.
Email me @ email@example.com- put Cake Central somewhere in the subject line so that I know you are friendly and not junk mail.
Hey m0use HELPPPPPPPPPPPP,
Guess what?? I gave up on the camera!! I took my camera's chip to walmart & developed them there!! I figured out how to stamp my pictures & also how to get them on cakecentral!!! YEAH!!!!!! I just followed Dawn's directions! I just hit upload on here & that was the easiest part! Now if you could help me to make the pictures larger I would appreciate it!
I have a fuji digital also. Everytime I hook it up to my computer it says "not communicating" in red letters. It will not download the pics to the computer or the printer. That's why I just took the chip to Wally world! I was tired of messing w/ it!!
To Diane, I have a 15 yr old daughter. She figured out most of the picture taking way before me! She doesn't stay home long enough to help me w/ the rest of it! So I'm hoping m0use can help me!! I'm like you.. I'd rather not ask my kids! I like to figure things out myself so I can brag!!! So good luck to you too!
Email me Tina- firstname.lastname@example.org, make sure to put cake central somewhere in the subject line please so that I don't ignore it and think it's junk mail. Thanks. I might have an idea as to what may have happened with your pic.
ok mouse fixing to email you
tcturtleshell-Was the the software program that came with your camera installed onto your computer ? Just wondering if that may be why it's not recognizing it. I did have to uninstall mine and reinstall it for it to be recognized.
Yes it was maybe I need to uninstall it again too
I'm having so much problems! Now I have you, calidawn & Mouse helping me out! There gonna kill me!!
nobody is gonna kill you, I just asked a teeny-tiny question and the others will help you. You'll get it and then we can all view your photos!! My mother, bless her heart, has more problems on her computer...I was over there 2 days ago showing her the steps for certain things, like forwarding, deleting, stuff like that. I get an email from her today asking again how to do these things and this time she said she is going to print out the directions so she can look them up. You have to know my mother has been having problems with her memory now for a about a year, so I take it all in stride and never, NEVER argue about the fact that I've already shown her. But I will go over and make sure that she has printed out the directions, if only she would remember where she put the notebook that they are in!!! LOL!
Poor dear! We will be like that one day... Good thing you are there to take care of her!! My parents are still young so their lots of fun to be around! My dad is 60 & mom is 57. They are a blast!
We still haven't fixed my problem... I will try again tomorrow. Calidawn & Mouse will probbably go crazy trying to figure the problem out! It's late here 1:30 am so I better go to be before my hubby comes & gets me off this puter!! I'll catch you tomorrow! JScakes~
Good night mOuse, calidawn & jscakes!!!!!!! I'll talk to ya'll tomorrow!!!! Have a good day!! or night!!! THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
g'night all! Hubby will be home from work in a couple hours and said he was taking me out for breakfast then so I had better be off here too!
Hope you enjoyed your breakfast date! Just wanted to let you know I got my cake pic on here FINALLY! Take a look!!
Glad to see you got it working Tina!!
Had a nice breakfast, thanks. Your cake pics finally made it! Yahoo!!
mouse, i've been soo busy, i forgot about my new camera. i haven't used it at all, my daughter has! i'm soo lazy when it comes to reading directions. when i do get to it and get stuck i will send you a buzz.
thanks in advance for your help!
Sure no problem