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Does anyone know of a way to copy the Disney photo pass pics onto your computer? We did not order the CD. We are just looking at the pics on the photo pass web site.
As far as I know it CAN NOT be done. I tryed to do it 3 years ago and it would not do it. I think it is something in the software they use that will not allow it. If you have alot of photos on the PP I would just pay the money for the CD and then you can make copys for everyone in your family, your self and scrapbooks, and such.
Just a warning to everyone. This is against the law. Those pictures are copywrited and that is why when you pay for the CD you get a release from Disney allowing you to make copies. Excuse me but that woman who copied songs and then gave them to other people just got how many years in jail? When they start cracking down on pictures too you do not want to be the one that they decide to make an example out of. Bigred
as a pro photographer I don't allow anyone to save the pictures for their use without some sort of compensation... I expect WDW is the same (and I know they are as we bought the CD... and it's well worth it as you can make as many copies as you want)
A Cousin of mine was able to do it in 2006, but I have no idea how and the quality of the photos really sux! Even when we only had 44 pics and we couldn't get the boarders and such on the CD it was worth it to get the CD.
My 19 year old hero! Hurry home! (A.K.A. D_Stitch)
I would just order the CD with the pix. I feel it was worth the money. Especially since about 2 months ago, my DH crashed our computer with our pictures on it. Because I had the CD, I could put our Disney pix back in. Plus too, I can go anywhere and get actual prints without people quesitoning whether I have permission or not - it states it somewhere either on the disk or the case it came in. Without looking at them, I'm not sure which - or it could even be both.
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By people doing it illegally it drives up the price for those of us who purchase the CD.
Not to climb too high on my soapbox.... but....
While I 100% agree that it is illegal and not ethical to copy the pictures without paying for them... I can't help but correct the idea that it drives up the price in some way. Disney does not "lose" money if people who don't intend to buy the high-res pictures on the CD steal a low-res picture from the website. Disney has already paid for the technology to take, house, and distribute the images for the paying public and have carefully calculated 1) how much to charge according to the expected volume/sales and 2) how much the market will bear (i.e., how much we'll pay for the images.) If Disney raises their costs at a later date, that will be totally a factor of inflation and not due to piracy by those unencumbered by ethics.
What might happen is that, if there isn't enough of a market for purchased CDs/pictures, Disney might decide to shut the PhotoPass system down. (They have a reputation for shutting down ventures that aren't very successful -- almost from a reputation standpoint as well as a fiscal one.)
So, for that reason alone, it's important that those of us who value this service support the PhotoPass system and purchase CDs/prints.
If you check out your Photopass pictures and find that it's not worth it to purchase the whole CD, but you like one or two images, then I wholeheartedly suggest that you purchase them through Disney.The low-res version that you could nab, would only be worth displaying on-line and would be of very poor quality -- too poor an image to print and frame.
I bought the CD last trip and found it well worth the money!!
Believe me - I'm not looking at ripping anyone off or doing anything illegal! I appreciate the service Disney provides. It was just one of those...hey, wonder if you can do this kind of things. Hope I didn't offend anyone!