Almost ready to send this one out to Sarina Dumart, Second Life Avatar. Hmm, yes, I know. It’s a bit mean. And all that. But a virtual girl needs to make herself a virtual living, right… . Digital blackmail is one of the ways to do that. We can’t all do SLescort work? What about Miss Dumart’s feelings, you say? Well…
She asked for this herself! I swear! Sarina Dumart knew exactly what was coming at her, when she submitted her photograph to the Second Life Picture Pile Up Flickr group! That’s right! ;) Picture Pile Up? Well, it’s kinda like “Photoshop Tennis” but then with Second Life avatars:
Second Life Picture Pile Up
- After posting your unedited (or barely edited) image to flickr, create a discussion thread and post your photo for others to edit.
- After posting an edited image to flickr, please add it to the pile-up photo pool and add it to the discussion thread for that pic.
- It is essential that you add a comment to your photo about the group (so people don’t mistake the original work as your own, we want to give credit where credit is due). Make sure your photo description includes the following information: This photo was edited for the SL Picture•Pile•Ups group. See something you’d change? join the group, download the pic, and edit it your way. original capture by “name here”, 1st edit by “name here if relevant”, @nd edit, etc…
The Original Image by Sarina Dumart.
Picture Pile Up in short: An excellent solution if you yourself suck at Second Life snapshot post-processing, if you want to try something different for a chance, or if you’re looking for an avatar face that isn’t your own to massacre with dodge, burn and a clonestamp.
My “Second Life Picture Pile Up” version.
Why not use a Creative Commons license?
Only one thing disappoints me: despite being a Flickr based group, they don’t make use of one of Flickr’s strong points: the ability to tag your image as “creative commons”. They could drop the complete #3 of their rulebook, if they only stated “All Images submitted to this pool must be Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike”. No more fuss about “credit where credit due” as that’s included in the license and I’d feel safer editing a “creative commons” image than one that says “all rights reserved”. This way the person that uploaded the original avatar, could make use of the “derivatives” also, albeit it within the limits of the CC license (so for instance “only for non-commercial use”). Just my 0.02L$ though.
This is my submission for the Picture Pile up group, curious what y’all are going to make out of it: