View Full Version : How to keep track of who to credit
08-09-2004, 12:40 PM
As I find my way through PSP8 I'm starting to download brushes, patterns, textures etc.from the net. I'm still trying to find out a way of how to keep track of how to give credit for those files to the creator. With page kits and elements I think I'm fine (probably in a few months my system will have proved to be chaotic, but that's another matter :) ), but how do I store info about where I got the files from when they all go into my psp8 files folder, where they are among many others?
Sorry, if this is a stupid question, but I think it is very important to be able to give credit to the right person and I can't figure out how to do it... :confused:
Thanks for your help
08-09-2004, 12:47 PM
Not a stupid question! I am starting to have the same problem. Fonts and elements aren't too hard to give credit to. Most of the time if I have no idea where I got it from I won't use it - - I will just create my own!!
But brushes, picture tubes and such are hard to document credits. I have tried putting them in folders by which website I got them from, helped a little. Would also be interested in the correct and effecient way to do this!
08-09-2004, 12:51 PM
I wouldn't say there is a "correct" way....but here is what I do:
For brushes & other program specific items
I just keep a folder with a text file of where it was from..or I name the folder the name of the website. And load each time I need it...maybe not the most efficient.
Here is an idea....what about renaming the files with a reference to a folder or site or something like we do with elements and peoples initials or screennames??
Also what about if you are using brushes and you just stamp the and make a pictorial file with the brush name and where it came from with a picture of it???
08-09-2004, 01:00 PM
Boy, you are quick! Thank you for your ideas.
Does PSP allow you to rename the brushes etc.? Never tried it because I was afraid they might not work anymore. Don't they always come with a script (not sure, but think I read that somewhere)? Would the script still work if the brush is renamed? I'm a terrible programmer , that is, I'm not a programmer at all :o , but I would think it wouldn't.
08-10-2004, 05:40 AM
hello new here and have bought picture it, is that the only program I need to start digital scrapbook.
I have not downloaded it yet for the first thing it said to do was turn off virus scan,
not computer wise and so do not know what it is talking about. :confused:
can any one tell me what and where.
I am thinking of getting a computer repair man in to set it up and teach me on how to use it.
08-10-2004, 06:15 AM
Rikki-- I'm not sure lets see if a PSP user can help. If not I'll do a bunch of research for you.
WRITING-- I do not use picture it so I don't know about that error...Let me check and see if there are any other picture it users. also once you've got your program up and running be sure to check out our university there are some free quick classes you can work through and I'm sure they will help you alot!!! Seems like a computer repair man teaching you might be expensive???
08-10-2004, 09:38 AM
I'm not sure about PSP...but in PS you can rename the brushes no problem.
I would contact Microsoft Writing. see what they say.
I'd rename the brushes if you want, filenames have very little to do with the file contents: the extension is still pspscript. Just go to Open and browse to the brushes folder in the Jasc>PSP folder and change the name of whichever one you want. You have to close and reopen PSP for the change to take effect, however.
So have fun renaming away!
I think the error you get when downloading MS products is standard on all MS products and just a warning that things may contain viruses, etc, and that you will accept that risk by downloading that product.
Just click OK, and uncheck to "accept all downloads from this site" if you want the warning to appear every time so you can decide for yourself if it's safe. There's no way to do that, however! You always run the risk of infecting your computer when you download or connect to anything, so just keep your virus software and spyware updated and run frequent checks.
If I'm mistaken, and this isn't the error you're receiving, please type in the specific message you're getting so we can troubleshoot it better.
Good luck! And come back if you have any questions on the details!
Also, you might like to start on new thread on this topic so it doesn't get lost in this brushes discussion. Try this link to start a new thread on just the help you need! So glad to have you here at DSP, and I'm sure you'll learn a lot: we love to help!
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