Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Why Live Writer?

Okay, I said i would explain my insistence on getting Live Writer to work, so here it is:

Quite awhile ago, a fellow blogging friend of mine discovered that someone had stolen pictures of her children from her blog and was using them without her permission. I think that the stranger had entered one of my friend’s pics in a contest, claiming credit for him or herself! After that, my friend started putting a watermark on all the pictures she posted to her blog.

At that time, I considered that I might want to do the same to protect my own pictures, but like most things, I put it off and put it off and then forgot about it!

Well, a couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a friend with a link to an ABC.com news article about a family who discovered that some scammer had stolen pics of their son from their blog and was using them to advertise for a child who was up for adoption! Can you imagine! You casually glance at an adoption advertiselent and discover your own child in the picture!

After that, I was determined to have watermarks on my pics, at least from now on! I don’t know if I can go back and add them to previous posts or not. I haven’t tried it. But they are on now! Windows live Writer is a free download that works with Blogger and will add a watermark to pictures easily. I love the program! It’s so easy to use, and I love that I can crop and edit pics right there in Live Writer!

It was just a little tricky getting the pictures to work right. Once i knew what to do, fixing the problem was easy! I just had a little trouble finding out what to do. I finally had to send an email to the Live Writer support team. Their response was fast, pleasant, and exactly the answer I needed!

So if you want watermarks on your pics, I recommend Windows Live Writer! And if you have trouble publishing your posts with pictures, let me know! I might have an answer for you!


KRISTI said...

Thank you for the info on Writer. I've been wnating to try something new because loading pics on blogger drives me NUTS!

Anways.... THANKS!

The Perkins Girls said...

That's freaky. But can't someone still take the pic and crop the watermark out if they really want to?

Nikki McElroy said...

I'm going to check this out! Thanks!

Quad Squad! said...

You're right, Jodie, but the idea is to make it just a little bit more trouble, hopefully enough that someone would just look elsewhere!

christina said...

My frustration with Live Writer has caused me to de-lurk! :) I found your blog several months ago when my twins were very young and I was struggling to figure out how to parent four little boys. I love reading about how you manage the "crowd" of four at your house - it gives me ideas for our own family, although we don't have quads.
I love Live Writer - just can't get it to transfer to my blog. Any ideas? It seems to work unless I add a photo to the post.
Thank you for your help...and I promise I am not a stalker! :)