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CTB’s guide to preventing Instagram from using your photos for advertisements (mildly NSFW)

Fairly less than 48 hours after Instagram posted a dubbed by many “Suicide Note” update to its terms of service (the details of which you can see here, that’s not what this is about), the oh so expected mass recoil by users who think everything should be free on the Internet regardless of how good it is has already occurred and the fear of your picture of your dog and or baby appearing on an advert somewhere on the Internet or in real life has been realized, well not really, I’m pretty sure the only people who would be affected by this would be liegit celebrities and people with pre existing artistic ability, the latter of which should probably stop using Instagram or shouldn’t have ever used it to begin with. Regardless. If you’re so concerned about your precious landscape/cat/food/thing you found in the toilet photos being used by Big Instagram for profit, there are a few very simple ways to ensure that Instagram will never bother selling your images to a 3rd party, here’s three as a start.

Stamp the ever loving shit out of your photos

In case you haven’t noticed, Instagram isn’t the only app available for your mobile device for decorating and sharing your photos. It might the most popular and arguably the best, but certainly not the only one. And with the help of totally rad plugins like Cat Effects and the aforementioned by us LINE Camera app, you can ensure that any and every picture you have will more than likely not cut the editorial / profitable muster when it comes to selling your material to a 3rd party.

Granted, if you took a photo on the moon you should probably put cats on it regardless.

Granted, if you took a photo on the moon you should probably put cats on it regardless.

 

Subliminal Cocks

What better way to ensure that in the event that your photo is somehow capture and or sold to an advertiser that they’ll foolishly use it and then some crazy soccer mom gets a hold of it and causes a huge uproar? Subliminal cocks, that’s how.

"Beautiful #meadow #clouds #nature"

“Beautiful #meadow #clouds #nature”

"The #Pizza at Verde is awesome! #foodporn"

“The #Pizza at Verde is awesome! #foodporn”

"Me and Goody Head watching the #meateor shower"

“Me and Goody Head watching the #meateor shower”

Continue taking mediocre pictures

Look, again if you’re a run of the mill Joe or Josie taking pictures of your pets, and your Instagram is set to private, you have literally nothing to worry about. If you’re a professional graphic designer, photographer or creative type whose concern is intellectual property being pilfered and passed along to Orbitz or something, don’t post your A game material on Instagram. There are thousands of other, more powerful ways to put your proudest works on the Internet. Maybe not the easiest, but certainly more powerful. (hint: it’s not Facebook)

So to recap #3:

WRONG FOR INSTAGRAM

WRONG FOR INSTAGRAM

RIGHT FOR INSTAGRAM

RIGHT FOR INSTAGRAM

Or, just go back to Flickr.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Pangwin Neal Moorhouse

    Where can I download the subliminal cocks app??