The Dilemma of Hi-rez Images
With the introduction of the iPad 3 and the predictable demand for higher resolution images to take advantage of its Retina display technology, there are implications relative to copyright protection that are worth considering. I think this is an issue we all need to be thinking about very carefully. This popped up in another thread, but I'd like to give it a little more focus here. As consumers and as photographers, what are your thoughts about the balance between getting your work out there to be seen and the needs to protect your copyrighted images from unauthorized use?
Should photographers downscale their images for protection — thereby making them look worse on high resolution displays? Should photographers watermark their high resolution images — thereby marring them? Should photographers just hope for the best with a wink and a nod? What are your thoughts?
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