Is online piracy hurting or supporting artists?I am a happy artist who pays his rent thanks to FREE exhibitions of my work on the internet, including this awesome website.Is online piracy hurting or supporting artists? by alexiuss
My art and comic book (http://www.rom.ac) is now famous around the world because people share the images I create through blogs, torrents, wallpapers and re-posts.
I allow everyone to download and view my paintings and comic book for free on the internet. If someone who likes the digital version of my painting wants to buy a printed version, they pay me or a publisher who's authorised to print my work, which in turn cuts me a % from the print sales of this painting. At the same time I can put up a couple of nice, non-intrusive commercials into my online exhibitions that I myself approve of, and that will pay for the rest of my expenses.
I believe the same "Free digital content" policy should apply to all digital media arts. If the public likes the content, they WILL buy a solid copy of it from the artist. There are people who will love, cherish and support the ar
DA cares!The issue of auto-resizing images has now been fixed, with a throwback to previous version.DA cares! by alexiuss
Our appeals were heard and normality has been restored.
DA HQ reports: http://hq.deviantart.com/blog/30993250/
Those who went mad from panic, left DA, or threatened to chew on electrical wires because of it, I slap you.
Those who believe that Da is going downhill, I slap you.
DA is getting better everyday and as we can see by this case admins DO listen to us, and DO consider our input, and if there's an error that suddenly occurs- they can fix it pretty fast.
Having talked to DA's CEO :iconSpyed: during a devmeet I'm well aware of many incredible and delicious features coming out in the future on DA.
The case of image resizing has proved that if we as a community are unhappy with a feature- we can always get things going in our direction.
Change doesn't have to be scary, change can be good to make this site grow and the more this site grows steadily, the more art, knowledge, edu
Auto resizing your art since March 18th!I've just been made aware that DA has decided to (temporarily?) take away our choice of showcasing art in any width we desire.Auto resizing your art since March 18th! by alexiuss
That's right- if you upload a new deviation right now, you won't get a choice of "900 width" or "display original size".
Everything I upload, auto-resizes!
I decided to write a news article about this development of interest, since I don't see any official news or topics about this new implementation anywhere... only after 30 minutes found a topic about it on the forum.
What if today I want to upload a comic book artwork that is MEANT to be scrolled horizontally with very little height?
What if today I want to show a wallpaper that's 1800 pixels wide?
Statistically, only 10-20% of people click the "download" button- that means 80-90% of watchers will miss out on what I want to REALLY show.
Give me back my "display art in resolution that I originally uploaded it in" button.
From the forum post on the issue:
"We've recently changed our requirements for t