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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:20 PM

 

Someone stealing your pictures off your website?

On my website I have some custom made photos and graphics. So today I checked to see if anyone was using them and sure enough I discovered them on other sites that were industry specific to my site.

If you want to check if you are having this problem
go to google.....click images on top of page.
then drag and drop your photos into google.

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Reply Someone stealing your pictures off your website? (Original post)
Berserker Oct 2012 OP
RoccoR5955 Oct 2012 #1
RC Oct 2012 #2
ChromeFoundry Oct 2012 #3
blogslut Oct 2012 #4
ManiacJoe Nov 2012 #5

Response to Berserker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. You can always watermark them

and get them copyrighted, and put it in a border, or very small print in the corner of the photo.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:03 PM

2. Borders and small print in a corner can be easily cropped out.

 

A copyright notice inside the picture (file) are harder to remove.
Water marks are good though.

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Response to Berserker (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:47 PM

3. tineye.com is another great tool...

for reverse image searching... http://www.tineye.com/

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Response to Berserker (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. I just look at my server logs

As for someone hotlinking me, it depends on the source. If it's some member at a board, I just slap a nice semi-transparent watermark with my website address right across the original image and re-upload it with the same file name. That way, my site gets a little free publicity.

If it's someone I don't like, I make a text image saying something snarky and rename it to match the stolen image file.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 06:32 PM

5. Hot linking is not the same as stealing/copying the picture.

However, hot linking does steal your bandwidth.

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