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The Forecourt => Gallery => Topic started by: Saabman on 30 June 2011, 06:58:10 PM

Title: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Saabman on 30 June 2011, 06:58:10 PM
Please don't take this as a negative as it's not, I'm just sure your all aware with the way things are today with internet fraud/identity theft if you display you registration number on the web you're leaving yourself wide open.
I and the rest of Saab Tech Talk team/members would hate to see anybody getting parking fines/speeding tickets or worse just from posting a picture of there car on a friendly forum  :)
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: chris aka zaphod on 30 June 2011, 09:27:19 PM
Not a problem with me. Images I use have either been tweaked, or relate to completely different vehicles!
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: mikeloadsasaabs on 30 June 2011, 10:09:06 PM
Sorry, I've never really understood the problem with this. Anyone walking by can see your numberplate, so why is it such a big deal when it's displayed in an online photo?
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Saabman on 30 June 2011, 11:13:16 PM
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Sorry, I've never really understood the problem with this. Anyone walking by can see your numberplate, so why is it such a big deal when it's displayed in an online photo?

It makes it easy for crooks to find the model/colour/spec/year of the car they want to clone and they also know what area it lives in.  :(
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Max Headroom on 06 July 2011, 11:25:42 PM
Help nick crooks by pasting images of totally unrelated number plates onto the image of your car   ;D :o

In all seriousness - this happened to the daughter of a colleague of mine - she had speeding fines and parking tickets up the ying yang and it seemed to take ages for the authorities to get to the bottom of it and wake up to the fact her number was on a similar colour/model car


...And her number plate wasn't even in any photos on the internet!!
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Geoff1951 on 07 July 2011, 09:37:59 PM
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...And her number plate wasn't even in any photos on the internet!!


And that says it all.  For me, this falls into the "Don't panic, Captain Mainwaring, don't panic!!" category. Scaremongering. Like walking round in public witha DSLR camera means your either a paedophile or terrorist. Or both.
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Max Headroom on 08 July 2011, 09:01:18 AM
Personally I'd agree with that to some extent, but to be honest if I was posting a pic on the internet I'd edit the number in one way or another - it doesn't take a minute to do it, and possibly reduces the risks I guess
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: AL900S on 17 July 2011, 03:25:35 PM
Hi guys

Can someone tell me how to 'swirly' out my plate? Camera software won't do it and I don't have access to Photoshop. Is there some free software I can download?

Cheers
Al
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Kev_Mc on 17 July 2011, 03:51:35 PM
Hi guys

Can someone tell me how to 'swirly' out my plate? Camera software won't do it and I don't have access to Photoshop. Is there some free software I can download?

Cheers
Al

irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/) is free - not sure if it does the swirly thing or not..
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Max Headroom on 17 July 2011, 05:41:25 PM
You can download Gimp (http://www.gimp.org/) for free - its really very good - quite powerful considering its free! Haven't looked to see if it can do the swirly thing but it will certainly edit stuff like number plates one way or another... Even if its just painting over them.
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Max Headroom on 17 July 2011, 07:22:56 PM
What am I thinking...!

Host your photos from somwhere like Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/) completely free. It also gives you an option to edit photos, and there you will find a 'Twirl' tool  :D ;)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f153/markdev/mysaabcartoon3-1.jpg?t=1310926763)
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Geoff1951 on 17 July 2011, 10:13:16 PM
Trenchfoot, I think your suspension needs seeing to.
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Max Headroom on 17 July 2011, 10:48:52 PM
Trenchfoot, I think your suspension needs seeing to.

LOL.

Busted springs. Innit
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: AL900S on 28 July 2011, 10:49:10 PM
Thanks for the tip.
Cheers
Al
Title: Re: Display Number Plates at your own risk.
Post by: Audax on 31 July 2011, 11:16:15 PM
Just read this thread, don't do the twirly thing if you really care about people finding out as there is software out there that can reverse the effect.