Please 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.
Dr-WolvesFeatured By OwnerJan 29, 2013Student 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
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.
wiggwigg2012Featured By OwnerJan 6, 2013Hobbyist 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.
It had been a while since I last checked my images, and when I did this check again, it upset me quite a lot. I found my work being used on other sites without my permission - and some even had the nerve to remove my watermark and place something different. I really wish this wouldn't happen, it is very disrespectful to the owner of the artwork.
Thanks for posting this though, it reminded me to do a search!