I wrote this journal entry a few days ago and it failed to show on my profile or be saved to Sta.sh at all. So, writing it again but with less patience.
As a general rule, I do not give permission for my fractals to be included in others' artwork. I also will not release the original full-sized renders or parameter files. If you have any questions regarding my personal policy, please send me a Note and I will do my best to clear things up.
I'm not being a bitch, keep reading.
When I've finished a render, I pop it into Photoshop for reformatting and resizing. I'll usually play around with it a bit, some sharpening and/or a filter usually. If I like the results, they become part of the final piece. It takes me so long to be happy with anything I produce that it's all I can stand to have done to them. A couple of years ago a family member suggested that I use a piece I had just shown them in a photomanipulation and I physically flinched. I enjoy well-done manips, Jerry Uelsmann is one of my favorite artists but it's not for me.
Here's the deal: If you've read this and you think you can change my mind, you can save the image of the fractal that you would like to alter simply by going to its page, right-clicking on it and choosing the Save As... option. Most of mine don't have watermarks anymore. Once you are finished, let me know via Note (and include the results if you can.) If I approve, then I will release it for that one use only. I am only doing this on a case-by-case basis, I will not give anyone general permission for the foreseeable future.
I'm not full-on OCD, more like Obsessive Lite. Still weird but without all the compulsions that make life extra difficult.
To be clear, I'm not that worried about art theft springing from this. As I mentioned before, my originals and parameters are not up for grabs. All my files have my name and the date that I finalized them embedded in them, plus there's not much one can do with a 900x600 px file as far as prints go.
Thanks for reading, I really do appreciate it.
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