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Photo by lutzflcat

Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Living In: Lutz, Florida, USA
lutzflcat is asking: (1 answer)
FYI to any of you adding recipe titles to photos..........

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Last updated: Dec. 6, 2012 10:31 am
Posted: Dec. 6, 2012 4:34 am
Answered by: lutzflcat
Dec. 6, 2012 4:39 am
If you're posting photos to AR recipes and adding text/recipe titles to them, AR considers that a "watermark," they will be removed from the photo, and put into your personal photo gallery. It was recommended to me I start adding the text, but I just had five photos removed (so far), so I won't be doing that anymore. On the positive side, you can just repost the photo "without" the recipe title, and you'll be fine. I'll be reposting one a day until they're all back.
Dec. 6, 2012 4:45 am
And that's a shame since so many people leave little tips with the picture that you're trying to replicate.
Dec. 6, 2012 5:05 am
Honestly I find the text on the photos distracting and in some case they almost ruin the beauty of the image. I wondered it was suggested to add those in.
Dec. 6, 2012 5:21 am
I find it telling that someone browsing through every photo looking for added type is what they think is important. Perhaps it's a way of making sure they eliminate watermarked photos that are borrowed from the web/food blogs, but I think it's more to make the statement that once it's submitted they "own" it.
Dec. 6, 2012 5:57 am
lutzflcat - this must be something new as the recipe for Praline-Pumpkin Mousse Cornucopias has several photos posted with text/recipe titles on them. I agree with *Sherri*!
Dec. 6, 2012 6:54 am
Shearone, I still have recipe photos with recipe titles on them, too. I'm assuming they'll be kicked out as photo reviews are done. This surfaced after making an inquiry to customer service about what happened to my photos, so all of this is coming directly from them. They also told me that two photos were deleted because they were "protected intellectual property" (copyrighted) but after they reviewed, that was a a mistake on their part. Just wanted to give a heads up to anybody who has added recipe titles to photos and then finds out that they are no longer posted to the photo. Just post again without the text, and it should be OK. FYI, directly from AR Customer Service: "When our staff reviews photos, they look for images with watermarks or words on them and assume they're stolen images. Usually, they are."
Dec. 6, 2012 8:27 am
Lutz, it is just that your photos are so beautiful they look magazine professional, so they assume they must be copied/stolen. Guess they missed the 2nd photo on the photo page winners is all over Pinterest.
Dec. 6, 2012 10:31 am
Sherri, that's a real compliment coming from you because you're the PRO photographer. I am still very much in the amateur category. Is it the tomato mozzarella bites photo? Are a bunch of people claiming it as their own and was this one submitted as such?
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