My reaction to this newpost
Ohmy god, this just made my day! I work at the photolab in walmart and this happens everyday! Lol. We usually don’t get people that take the digital pics and edit them.
Most of our problems come from the people that get their pictures done professionally somewhere, thing bring them in and use one of out Digital Print Machines to make copies by themselves. Then they come up to the counter to pay and I’m all like, “yeah… since these were obviously taken by a professional photographer, we can’t sell you these” Then I use the paper shredder that’s at the counter and shred them in front of the customer.
This really makes them mad. But we will get sued if we reproduce those, and I value my job.
The thing is we have copyright policies posted everywhere, even on the picture maker software about our policy.
Even if it isn’t copyrighted, but has the apperance of being copyrighted, or done by a professional, we don’t have to sell it to them. But people just skip right throught the notice and then they get mad. Well if they would have read the policy to begin with, they wouldn’t have printed the pictures.
But nothing makes my day better than someone who starts to curse at me because I didn’t sell them their prints because I want to piss them off or something. As soon as they start to leave, I wave and tell them to have a nice day. Lol, I love it!!