1 Idea for Imgur plugin improvement:
→ Everytime you paste an image, 2 options apear:
- paste with imgur
- paste in media folder
WHY? (and some thoughts on imgur reliability)
Imgur plugin is great for some good reasons, however…
It doesn’t seem as safe as to keep your notes in your folder. You probably don’t want to risk to loose dozens or hundred of images you had inside your hardworked notes.
Have you check their terms of consent? (see intelectual property excerpt bellow)
Imagine you upload a screenshot of a book content for example, an image of the book, a chart, or whatever. Even it is just for you, without the intention to share. If you have it tied to your imgur account and there is some intelectual problem with one photo, it may put in risk your account and the access to all your other uploaded images no? And they will stay with your images even after you delete it. I’m not that pessimist but we never know what future will bring, an AI system could eventually easily recognize if an imgur image as copyrights. And I don’t trust so much a website that give you ads based on your information and (above all) only let you register if you confirm your cell-phone number.
Given this, a cautious approach when pasting an image on obsidian may make sense. And if you worried if the image may have rights don’t upload to imgur. It’s not practical to make the choice of upload or not, by turn on and off the pluggin when you need to paste something.
I wonder what is safer: upload to imgur without or with account?
INTELECTUAL PROPERTY By uploading a file or other content or by making a comment, you represent and warrant to us that (1) doing so does not violate or infringe anyone else’s rights; and (2) you created the file or other content you are uploading, or otherwise have sufficient intellectual property rights to upload the material consistent with these terms. With regard to any file or content you upload to the public portions of our site, you grant Imgur a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable worldwide license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to use, to display online and in any present or future media, to create derivative works of, to allow downloads of, and/or distribute any such file or content. To the extent that you delete any such file or content from the public portions of our site, the license you grant to Imgur pursuant to the preceding sentence will automatically terminate, but will not be revoked with respect to any file or content Imgur has already copied and sublicensed or designated for sublicense. Also, of course, anything you post to a public portion of our site may be used by the public pursuant to the following paragraph even after you delete it."
Wandering your thoughts on this.
Does the plugin improvement makes sense?
Do you feel safe putting all obsidian images in imgur hands?
I guess i get the terms of consent right, didn’t I?
(BTW i can’t do this pluggin. Is just an idea for a more talended person if it makes sense)