Interference of others has always bothered us and piracy of photos are also a great problem on the web. But a tool called Exif intends to resolve this problem by implementing similar techniques used by the video services like YouTube and Vimeo.

Photographers usually share their photos with an expectation that other people won’t reclaim those photos without giving any credit. To ensure the reliability, they watermark their photos but this is not 100 percent infallible. As a consequence of this, getting a reasonable pay as a photographer or even getting an acknowledgment is not easy to do.

Exif - A tool to prevent your photos from stealing

Uploading an image to tool’s site generates HTML embed codes which could be used by the third parties to include those photos in any post. New standards are introduced which revolutionized the whole process. Previously, the appointed person was supposed to download that photo from the website and upload it to their own hosting service. Following these steps caused the loss of image’s metadata, and breakpoints were also introduced in the process. This means that person’s negligence could deprive the photographer of proper credits and reward.

Exif is more than just a new smart tool. A photo entrenched using Exif is also interactive. A brief introduction of the photographer and art director appears on the screen when you hover over an Exif image and then clicking a small “i” button appearing on the image.

Photographers can also block certain sites from embedding their images. When you try to copy the image, a black box with a link to the photographer’s page pops up. It’s a rude way of enforcing solution but it’s effective.

The big stumbling block in the path of Exif’s progress is the fact that it’s not free. There are still some imperfections, nevertheless, Exif seems to be an effective and useful tool for photographers.


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