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January 3, 2013


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How to : Find Art Thieves

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:12 PM
Please :+fav: this journal, so that a lot of people can read it.

I noticed that a lot of people don't know how to search for their photos on the internet, so here is a short tutorial. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do about art thieves, but i still think it is important to look out for them.

1. visit

2. Go to the page of the photo you want to search and click "show image"

3. Copy the Link and paste it into google.

4. This page should open, click "search by image".

5. Now you can browse trough the results.

6. The less results the happier you should be.

EDIT : You can also use websites like : and
This was pointed out to me by some people, personally i have no experience with them, but i am sure that they work too. :aww:

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SauceNAO is really good for pixiv art~ but it's not very useful outside of that...still, a lot of the stolen art here comes from there
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PlatinumLove Jul 12, 2013  Student Artist
TinyEye works really well :3 
Crystal-gryphon Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way to do this on the iPad?
MelodyXIV Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the advice :D
K2v Mar 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Wanna know how I find them?
LadyNebula1991 Mar 12, 2013
The best you can do: Put a big watermark before the upload (your link to your deviantart page and the copyright, or your name) and then, the watermark of deviantart, for more security.
I always did that. It could hide maybe some details or parts of the deviation, but it's more safe (for me)...

Great Entry Journal. It's good to the people here.
Hanako-Chan030 Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely helpful, but my art is too scrappy to steal. :la:
cactuarZrule Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Just found one of mine on other sites. :(
They have it for download too. O___O
They are not claiming it's theirs, watermark is still there, and they put my name in the description, or on the file name. I have no idea if I should do something. :/
Tailungess Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What do you do if someone HAS stolen from you?
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