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How to : Find Art Thieves

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:12 PM
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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 Google.com

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 : tineye.com and iqdb.com
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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:iconstubborninsomniac:
stubborninsomniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
my friend says to try to right click over picture on whatever web page and select COPY IMAGE LOCATION. then paste it on the search bar in google
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:iconmaclafel7:
Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconstubborninsomniac:
stubborninsomniac Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
glad it worked
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:iconangellexar:
angellexar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! 3 thieves! xD
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:iconangellexar:
angellexar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
False alarm. xD
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:iconbunnehbunbun:
BunnehBunBun Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!
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:iconsirielle:
Sirielle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Install Search by Google plugin and get the search option in the right click menu, much quicker. Not only for art theft, but also for identified orphaned art etc.
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:iconfleiiha:
Fleiiha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tHANKSS!
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:icondr-wolves:
Dr-Wolves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Read or die at 6:53 P.M. tonight. 5 years ago a 4 year old girl was shot and killed. She now seeks her revenge by finding people to kill. She wants others to feel her pain so at 3:15 A.M., while you are sleeping, she sneaks into your room and takes a shotgun and shoots you many times. If you don't re-post this to 10 photos she will come and kill you tonight with a gun at 3:15 A.M. If you re-post this to 15 other photos she will not get you and you will have the best day ever tomorrow. You will either find a $100 dollar bill or get kissed. You have 15 minutes. The little girl is waitin
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:iconprimal-fury:
Primal-Fury Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the informative article =)
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:iconnur92:
nur92 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips! Really useful. :)
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:iconmysticaltemptress:
MysticalTemptress Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thaaank you for this^^ I'm not sure anyone would be taking my crap hap art XD but this will be good to know and see. But also help out others^^
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:iconavpmismylife:
AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student General Artist
i dont have a show image button- does this work on mac too?
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:iconbansini:
Bansini Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perhaphs its open image in new tab!
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:iconavpmismylife:
AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Didn't work
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:iconpen-candy:
pen-candy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
press "copy image address"
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:iconavpmismylife:
AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I did. I'm not an idiot.
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:iconpen-candy:
pen-candy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez, i never said u were. Just trying to be helpful O.o
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:iconavpmismylife:
AVPMismylife Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student General Artist
aw im sorry, that comes out a lot meaner in text! i meant it in a sarcastic, joking way! plz dont hate me :(
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:iconpen-candy:
pen-candy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, woops! Lol don't worry about it im not ma :hug:
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:iconmasane:
Masane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ty for this. Had a fellow DA friend show me how to do this. Luckily nothing yet **crosses fingers**
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:iconkashell:
kashell Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Oh boy google works so much better than tineye, I'm actually trying to take down a tough thief, this was a lifesaver, thanks !
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:iconnotensmsk:
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is very useful and kinda short ^^; I would have put a lot of unnecessary explination! But it serves its purpose :) Also, I will look at your works when I can... I am quite busy with my folders :hmm:
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:iconblitzoren:
Blitzoren Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
lol nvm, found out. I dont have much views so I'm not surprised I have no thieves lol
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:iconblitzoren:
Blitzoren Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I don't have 'show image' on my google chrome and image url doesn't work to well.. any other ways?
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:icongreyfaerie4:
Greyfaerie4 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to images.google.com
You should see a logo of a camera in the right of the search box.
Click on it and attach the photo you want to find.
Search.
There will be results.
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:iconmalesx:
Malesx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you my dear for that X3
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:iconmylittleprimo:
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Has anyone tried not allowing downloads of their work when submitting it?
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:iconmasane:
Masane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have done this
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:iconmylittleprimo:
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Did it work?
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:iconmasane:
Masane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't find anything
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:iconmylittleprimo:
MyLittlePrimo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
:fear:Is that a good thing?
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:iconyangosplat:
yangosplat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What really bugs me is when people steal artwork and put a white/black border around it - it stops the image from coming up on these kinds of searches but it's still stealing...
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:iconakadafeathers:
Akadafeathers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you know how to "show image" On a MAC?
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:iconmissvirginia:
Missvirginia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Another phrase that might appear is "open image", typically right click will get that menu to come up that has that option.
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:iconakadafeathers:
Akadafeathers Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! I got it to work now c:
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:iconzarcan:
Zarcan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Bet this could also work in Video copy search to ?
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:iconstatecensor:
Statecensor Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
The best way to deal with these sites is to join them yourself. That way your driving traffic to your galleries. It would also be good to start your own website instead of relying on DA. Its a.lot less of a headache then chaseing down every site stealing your art.
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:iconharrellgirl:
harrellgirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A couple of my nail art images have been stolen :'( It's Persian... [link]
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:iconknittywitty:
knittywitty Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I find google is the best search engine.

Thanks for the info! Great tutorial- you put a lot of work into it. I love the detail. No one should have their art stolen!
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:iconlady---vengeance:
Lady---Vengeance Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god thank you for sharing this! I just did this and found out that someone on facebook is using a picture of me as their display picture >_<
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:iconnymphedorra:
Nymphedorra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Ooo, thank you!
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:iconrieadd:
rieadd Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ugh. people should have more respect.
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:iconwiggwigg2012:
wiggwigg2012 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! I tried the Google way but that was talking ages so I had a look onto Google Chrome webstore and there was a neat extension that works once you right click on an image and a button saying "search with Google images" appears. A lot faster than doing it manually.
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:icondraknghar:
Draknghar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you! XD
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:iconwiggwigg2012:
wiggwigg2012 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
extremely simple to use
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:iconlivholland:
livholland Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you soooo much!!! I pretty much checked it out of curiosity and was shocked to see that some of my works were stolen!!
Thanks to you I can try to make it right!
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:iconexmachinaphotography:
ExMachinaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is fantastic, thank you!
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:iconredemmo:
Redemmo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Thanks! I wondered how you were supposed to do this!
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:iconnull-unit001:
null-unit001 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is another way to find who your fans are too
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