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I create eLearning lessons for a research university.  Sometimes that includes creating lessons on how to use certain lab equipment. There was one old piece of equipment and it was in a location that made taking a photograph very difficult. Normally i want to be able to have an uncluttered view the of the hardware and remove the background.  that way i can place text around the equipment.  Often I can find an online photo taken by a manufacturer on a white background.  Since this equipment was so old I could not find one. 

But i did see a photo taken by another organization created for their surplus store.  The original photo had a very busy background with logos visible through the glass and reflecting on the metal work-surface.  

I pulled the image into Affinity Photo and did what i needed to do and it looked good.  I then decided to have a little bit of minor fun which included replacing the background, added lights, and a researcher behind the glass. I would not call what i did art. Just a small practical use of Affinity Photo. 

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Was the image you used free of copyright? This image would probably be OK but you really should check.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.8,3 Designer 1.8.3 and Publisher 1.8.3 (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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14 hours ago, EducationPrinciples said:

H John,

You raise good question. There is an education fair use within the copyright laws.  We are not selling the device, nor selling the training lesson that the image appears in. Rather, teaching researchers what the device looks like and how it should be used. 

Thanks, I should really have known that, having been in education myself up to my retirement twelve years ago.

John


Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.8,3 Designer 1.8.3 and Publisher 1.8.3 (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

CPU: AMD A6-3670. RAM: 16 GB DDR3 @ 666MHz, Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630

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