Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,860   Posts: 1,583,155   Online: 798
      
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34
  1. #1
    Greg Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    302
    Images
    64

    IS SOMEONE STEALING YOUR IMAGES ONLINE?

    Hello APUG community I wanted to tell you about a cool website I found today.


    It is a Free Reverse look-up Engine for images ...to see who is stealing your images from your online websites. It's free. I just helped my Cousin purchase a print of two cats from the original Photographer

    http://www.tineye.com/

    That photographer on Flickr is "AmesMonkey"....the photo is of two cats in an embrace, which is in a set called "forsale" apparently there are 55 copies floating around the internet.

    Enjoy.... No this is not Spam.. Just check it out...
    It will let you see IF your images are being stolen and used without your permission. I do recall Photoshop has something like this that is a paid plug-in, but this is a free service.

    Enjoy...

    Sincerely,

    Greg Heath

  2. #2
    zsas's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    1,962
    Images
    74
    Use them a lot, great site, always surprised me that the big G hasn't bought them out...
    Andy

  3. #3
    Mainecoonmaniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,192
    Images
    6
    I don't have a problem with simple folk using my pics for fun. But I do have a problem of big corporations with deep pockets using my images without paying. It they do that, they're depriving pro photographers a job. I have a problem with that. But this tool is a great equalizer.

  4. #4
    Poisson Du Jour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Vic., Australia.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,684
    Images
    15
    Easily circumvented by jailbreaking image meta info, which is what so many do to get away with piracy/online theft.
    Several cunning tricks can be employed too to further thwart pirates, but the safest way to go is not to post any images online. Pretty darned tight spot to be in when the internet plays such a big role now in getting artists' message across.
    “The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
    Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
    the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see."
    ~Edward Weston, 1922.

  5. #5
    Greg Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    302
    Images
    64
    didn't know people can jailbreak that info.. That stinks...

    Greg

  6. #6
    Poisson Du Jour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Vic., Australia.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,684
    Images
    15
    ^ Images are traced by meta info embedded in the image — no secret there. Police and law enforcement always scrutinise meta data, especially if such images are being presented as evidence in court.
    Once that meta info has been hijacked and replaced by something random, the image will not be located as rightfully yours. It makes me sick too, which is why I don't have a webpage. I've experienced image theft before (1999-2001 I think).

    More reliable means of image protection are transparent gif overlays, black boxes... . Pointless tricks like right-click disable or Null-Save/Save to are also useless.
    And the worst thing of all? It's that key on the top row of the keyboard that circumvents all anti-piracy tools. Can you guess what it is? We lose.
    “The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
    Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
    the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see."
    ~Edward Weston, 1922.

  7. #7
    John Austin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern Forest Region, Western Australia
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    521
    Blog Entries
    3
    QUESTION, not really a digression

    I load my images as very low res' jpgs, can a digital thaumaturge download these and "replace" the lost information to make a sharp big file of them?

    I are digitally disliterate, so wants some knowing

  8. #8
    Greg Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    302
    Images
    64
    The neat thing about this site was that IT does not LOOK at the meta data....it supposedly looks at the thumbprint of the image only....

    So even if the Meta Data is changed the image should still be found... The video on the "about page" summed it up.

    I guess it's pretty new as it's still in the beta stage. Not sure how you might prove your image was stolen not based on the Metadata though..

    Greg

  9. #9
    brucemuir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Metro DC area, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,264
    Images
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by jbaphoto View Post
    QUESTION, not really a digression

    I load my images as very low res' jpgs, can a digital thaumaturge download these and "replace" the lost information to make a sharp big file of them?

    I are digitally disliterate, so wants some knowing
    No.

  10. #10
    Poisson Du Jour's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Vic., Australia.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,684
    Images
    15
    ^ Last line is a very good point.
    I am not at all convinced by the video. I learned the tricks in computer arts training school 20 years ago. That's a long time in technology, and old tricks are still in use.
    A screen capture has no metadata at all. It is the definitive coup d'état.
    “The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
    Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
    the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see."
    ~Edward Weston, 1922.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin