A check to see if your photos have been used without your knowledge.

Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 6:20AM
This link will help search for your photos that have been used on any websites around the world without your knowledge. Once clicked, follow the instructions by dragging the link to your bookmark toolbar. Click the link when you open a page of your photos and then click the question marks. This will show you if the photo has been used with a list of sites they are on.

I've checked some of mine this morning from my EPZ pages and a small number of my photos have been used without my permission.


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peterjones 18 4.9k 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 7:51AM
any image you have published by Ephotozine can be right clicked or screen printed by any organisation to be used on their website FOC; Google Image Search or Tineye will reveal a number of images so purloined; the Daily Telegraph will shortly be receiving an invoice from me for an image that they have helped themselves to from my epz portfolio on their Travel page.
Graflex 16 488 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 10:32AM
Once you put your head above the parapet anyone can nick your pictures.Yes,I know all about copyright,you tell that to those that steal.
But do we need to spend the rest of our lives in litigation,of course not.
Or in otherwords don't bother in submitting pictures here and lock them away in a safe.Life's too short show your pictures.

Put it down to modern technology and the den of thieves out there...The days of 'exclusive' pictures on the net went out with the darkroom.

Yes,I've seen pictures of mine being lifted from this forum..am I screaming from the rooftop,no.My days of writing strongly worded letters are over.
But Im not condemning others that do,good luck.It's a risk you take.
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 12:12PM
Excellent tool, very useful - now how do i get my images to a level where they get stolen in the first place ;-(

Seriously though I do though think we have a duty at least to remind image lifters that they do not have the right to promote their services with images that are stolen.
I look forward to the ambulance chasers building an app that emails me and says, no win no fee, they will chase payment for stolen images. they did something similar for video's.
thewilliam 11 6.1k
25 Jun 2012 12:33PM
The problem arises when images are used commercially. She-who-must-be-obeyed does arty "bump" pictures and does frequent checks to make sure none get stolen. She places her watermark so that it can't be cropped off without spoiling images.

One good friend found her images on a porn website so it was imperative that they were taken down ASAP.

One colleague found her images offered for sale as awful reproductions at a craft sale. The culprit didn't seem to understand the concept of copyright. The photographer now watermarks or copyright labels images placed in the public domain.
scottishphototours 16 2.6k 2
25 Jun 2012 1:07PM
I'd like to try it but am totally confused as to how to use it!

Any simpleton instructions available?...
CaptivePhotons 16 1.7k 2 England
25 Jun 2012 1:09PM

Quote:One good friend found her images on a porn website

I was just doing research. Honest Tongue
thewilliam 11 6.1k
25 Jun 2012 2:00PM
My friend was using the software.
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
25 Jun 2012 2:31PM
Neat link - I've just found an EPZ article which has been copied to a Russian website : http://web-foto.ru/masterclass/urok/article/kak-snjat-avtoportet/
JackAllTog Plus
10 5.8k 58 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 2:57PM
International theft - they do credit you in here though.

Google translate:
How to take avtoportet
It is believed that a self-portrait genre originated in the Renaissance, when the creators are no longer anonymous, and aware of their individuality. Each photographer is doing his self-portrait based on how he sees himself. He puts in his self-portrait photo view of the inner world. Alison Morgan, shares tips on creating avtoportetov.

Photo Alison Morgan
It is very important to create a self-portrait is a tripod, because you can not hold the camera and pose the same time. With the camera on a tripod, make sure it is on that line with his head.
To take a self-portrait is convenient wired or wireless shutter release. You will be able to snap the shutter, not while holding your finger on the shutter button. These panels are sold in various versions (including wireless) and works with most modern cameras. Such a method of self-portraits is one of the best.
If there is no remote control, use the self-timer. The timer can give you 5 to 10 seconds for it to take the right attitude, the more self-timer feature nearly all cameras ..
Backdrop for a self-portrait can be monotonous wall or piece of fabric without a pattern, Choosing the right clothes is just as important, it is important to properly harmonize with the background and not distract the viewer's attention. Stay on a low stool or on the high bar stool. From the bar stool, wrapped in cloth, get a great attribute for the shooting, it is possible to sit down or just fall back on. Experiment with dynamic lighting will help differentiate your self-portrait.
All in all, have fun with all the heart, taking portraits of himself, to get the most interesting options for images. When taking self-portraits there are no immediate deadlines, so take this process as much time as needed. In the end, your own imagination - the only border to get just such a portrait, you have always dreamed of
cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
25 Jun 2012 3:04PM
Indeed they do and I quite like the translation Smile I'll have to read the original piece again to compare
robertt Plus
14 137 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 5:46PM
I bookmarked the link, opend my portfolio clicked the link and nothing happens. is the site still working?.

cattyal Plus
14 9.0k 6 England
25 Jun 2012 6:04PM
Yep - I've just tried it here at home on the laptop and it works fine.
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 6:18PM

Quote:?¿ src-img

Src Img is a bookmarklet that interfaces with Google™ Image Search to help you find the creators of images you see on blogs that are too lame cool for attribution.
How do I use it?

Drag the following link to the bookmarks bar in your browser.
?¿ src-img

Then click it when you are on a page with images you want to track down.

These are the instructions that appear on the page I have linked to above.

The link worked for me this morning robertt.

As the instructions say, just click and drag the blue ?¿ src-img link to your bookmark toolbar your browser provides. You may have this hidden to provide more viewing space on your monitor. I use Mozilla Firefox and went to the Firefox drop-down arrow, top left of the screen and clicked it. Make sure your cursor's on the Options option and a fly-out menu will open. Click Bookmarks Toolbar. Now this toolbar should be visible.

Now, click and drag the blue ?¿ src-img link to the Bookmarks toolbar. It should now be on the toolbar. If you go to any page with your photos on it, click the link on the Bookmarks toolbar and each photo will have a double question mark on it. Click any of these and a list will come up on a separate page to show which website ( if any ) that particular photo appears on. Hope this helps.

Most of mine show up on EPZ, Flickr or Facebook, but several have been used on Blogs. I'm not really worried about this kind of use and most of the sites seem to be Russian or in a foreign language. None ( so far ) look as if they have been used commercially thankfully.
robertt Plus
14 137 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 6:47PM
I have dragged the link onto my bookmarks toolbarm which is visible. I am useing internet explorer. Open my portfolio on efotozine click the link and nothing happens, no ? appear.


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