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Journal Entry: Tue Dec 25, 2012, 5:13 AM


Hello, everybody.

The ladybug-contest ended yesterday, and now Kara-a and me are deciding the winners. All the donators and of course the winners will be contacted soon.

Second thing: Yesterday I uploaded a Christmas-picture for you to download if you like. I thought it would end with an 1:1 ratio of favourites and downloads, but what I saw today destroyed my faith in humanity.
"Comments: 98
Favourites: 625 [who?]
Views: 3,695 (262 today)
Downloads: 2,214 (369 today)"


I cannot believe it, 4 times more downloads than favourites? Guys, do you watch me just for downloading my pictures, not to support me?
:grump: :(

Anyways, I wish you a Merry Christmas.


The last week of my 52-weeks-project has begun. :eager: I am so excited! :onfire:

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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is a bit disappointing, but at least they liked your work so much they wanted to download it? :) Also remember, some people download pictures just to take a closer look, and some downloaders might not have an account. But otherwise, it is sad you have 600 favs and over 2,000 downloads.

Same thing happened to me on my GIMP curves :O This one [link] has 960 faves and 2,700 downloads. This one [link] has 160 faves and 1,700 downloads. :crying:
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:iconstorms-and-lightning:
storms-and-lightning Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I just noticed this in my notifications. ):

I agree, it's very disappointing to see people just downloading them without favouriting. Even if they don't favourite, leaving a comment would be nice. I've got a similar case going with my Photoshop Actions.

"Comments: 6
Favourites: 10 [who?]
Views: 391 (0 today)
Downloads: 143 (0 today)"

Why?
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed.. That's exactly my situation.
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:iconkinrift:
Kinrift Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:noes:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:(
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:iconmichaelaforbus:
michaelaforbus Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Photographer
That is strange. I would certainly hope everybody watches you for more than to just download your photos!
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I also thought that people watch me because they like my pictures.
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:iconsmall-jessamine:
Small-Jessamine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow,I can't believe it... They're not able to even say thanks?! That's how "this" word works... Just taking everything without saying anything...That's just...sad...
Anyway,Merry Christmas to you too,I hope you got everything whar you want to :) you deserve it :hug:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed it is sad..

I also wish you a merry Christmas. :heart:
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:iconcoyotedove:
CoyoteDove Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That Is such an odd ratio! I don't know what to tell you, but I certainly watch you to support you. I enjoy your artwork.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.. :huggle:
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:iconcoyotedove:
CoyoteDove Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :hug:
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:iconflorianhebel:
FlorianHebel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wundert dich das? Wenns was umsonst gibt kommen die Geier in scharen, danke sagt aber keiner...
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Du hast es perfekt ausgedrückt. Die nächsten Bilder kriegen alle keine Downloadmöglichkeit.
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FlorianHebel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ganz ehrllich, zum zeigen reichen auch 800px breite, nix download und n wasserzeichen. Dann kommen aber so kommentare wie" man erkennt nix, wasserzeichen im weg" etc.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich mach das ja auch immer so. 720px in der Breite maximal, Wasserzeichen und kein Download. Aber bei mir beschwert sich niemand.. ^^;
Bei Quadraten geht auf devART sogar 600x600.
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:iconflorianhebel:
FlorianHebel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
die dürften doch weniger klauen oder?
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, jetzt war das ja extrem, weil ich die Downloads angeschaltet habe. Aber das war ja ein Weihnachtsgeschenk.
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:iconflorianhebel:
FlorianHebel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dann darfst du dich nicht wundern wenn die Leute das Geschenk annehmen ohne "Danke" zu sagen ;)
Es bestätigt aber doch das deine Bilder eytrem belibt sind oder nicht? :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, schon. Aber 4mal mehr Downloads als Favoriten?
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:iconbleeding-magic:
Bleeding-Magic Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Photographer
Aw, I certainly do not do that! I love every one of your photos and watch you for the extraordinary talent you have for photography. As for the downloads... I don't understand either. :hug:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.. :heart:
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:iconisalovesphotography:
Isalovesphotography Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
D: ist ja sch*****... aber ich fürchte da gibt's nur eins... fett watermark drüber :/
und ich unterstütze dich ;)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich hab ja ne Watermark. Aber die macht (wenn sie zu groß ist) das Bild kaputt..
Es wurde schon zweimal geklaut. Ich hab beide Diebe kontaktiert.
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Isalovesphotography Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ja, deshalb ja... D: und eine kleine lässt sich einfach nur total schnell retuschieren... x.x
ich hoffe es bringt etwas...aber ich fürchte man kann seine bilder nie vollkommen schützen...
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Doch, kann man. Durchs nicht-hochladen. Naja, ich habs mir ja selbst zuzuschreiben, dass ich meine Bilder hier hochlade.. ;)
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:iconisalovesphotography:
Isalovesphotography Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
klar :Z aber dafür sind wir ja nicht hier D:
bei meinen arbeiten wäre es noch nicht so schlimm weil sie noch nicht sehr gut sind aber bei deinen...
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, nicht entmutigt sein. Soll ich dir mal erzählen, wie mein Anfang war? Ich bin nur auf deviantART rumgedümpelt, und hatte keine Freunde. Nichtmal welche, die mit mir geredet haben. Man arbeitet sich hier wirklich hoch, und der beste Anfang ist immer sozial zu sein. Und möglichst viele Kontakte zu knüpfen. ;)
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:iconisalovesphotography:
Isalovesphotography Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ach freunde hab ich, ich bin nur nicht wirklich zufrieden mit meiner arbeit XD
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Das verbessert sich auch, man muss nur üben! ;)
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fruitpunch1 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Most of the downloads may come from people from the outside,the ones who love to steal pictures from others and put them to their websites pages,blogs ect...

see the proof,i saw your image here: [link]
and here: [link]
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
...
I contacted both, hoping they will delete it.
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Same with photoshop actions, always a lot more downloads than favorites. It does make sense I guess :D
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I understand that with PS-actions or curves or stock pictures, but with a normal picture?
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Too be honest, I think it's quite weird indeed :/ Your photo even has a copyright on it :P Not that it's not good, but mostly it's more favorites than downloads on still life pictures :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: Well, that taught me a lesson. I will never ever again let my pictures have a download-option.
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:iconlieveheersbeestje:
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Haha :XD: They can still copy it?? Just keep your watermark visible always :)
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course they can still copy it..
I will never upload a picture without watermark. Because I know what'll happen then.. :P
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Have fun deciding the winner :)

And.....

I watch you for your awesome works of art :nod:

Regarding the many downloads you are experiencing, you might consider turning off the download options on your artwork :nod:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, the download option is a present for my watchers. I thought this would be a slight thing that cheers you up, but now I see that this "generosity" is shamelessly exploited.. :(

Thank you. :huggle:
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:icondaystar-art:
Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Das passiert jedesmal, wenn man den download aktiviert. Hoffentlich haben die meisten, wenn noch alle, das Foto einfach für screensavers runtergeladet, auf dieser Weise findet man es nicht in Facebook/9gag/etc unter einem anderen Namen... Also, frohe Weihnachten, ich wünsch dir alles Gute und viel Inspiration :huggle:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ich schau immer wieder mal, ob meine Bilder verwendet wurden.
..
Ah, schon einer. Ich hab ihm nen Kommentar geschrieben. Und wehe der löschts nicht. Irgendein Franzose.
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:icondaystar-art:
Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o ist das bei dA??
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nein, auf irgendeiner Internetseite. Und ein Italiener auch.
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:icondaystar-art:
Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dumme Menschen.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconhayzy:
hayzy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:grump: often that s what happens with stock also (I can understand someone not faving an action if they tested it and don t like it )but apart from that they have no reason.

I not sure if it s your watchers who did most of the downloading,if it was a very popular pice (and got on the front page) if it wasn t hidden then it s most likely it was either people who don't have an account or just were not bothered to log in or fave :(

It quite annoying how people don t even stop to think about the amount of time and effort that it takes to take a good photo.They just think oh it s nice I ll just steal it.:steaming:
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I do not say it's stealing, but a favourite would be great somehow. Or a word of thanks.
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