Find out if your pictures / images have been copied, ripped off or plagiarized
Edited by Ephraim, Nate Pepperell, Eng, Christine dela Cruz and 8 others
This article is about how to find out when someone steals your copyrighted or personal picture from the internet. A lot of people have become victim to others stealing their photos from online sites without the owner's permission.
- 1 How to check for stolen photographs on the internet
- 2 How to Protect Your Photos from Getting Ripped Off
- 3 The Logic Behind Property Rights to Photos
- 4 Common Sites Where Photos Are Ripped Off
5 Questions and Answers
- 5.1 Can I know those who copied and saved my photos from my Facebook?
- 5.2 Get my pic off a secure website?
- 5.3 How to find if someone gets my photos?
- 5.4 To determine if photos have been synchronized and copied to a phone from my PC?
- 5.5 I need to know if someone is cat fishing me..I need you to help me find out if she's a catfish?
- 6 Comments
How to check for stolen photographs on the internet
- 1A reverse search is possible through a website called "Tineye.com". From there you will be given a bar that you can use to upload photos and do a search for your photo being copied to another URL. So basically the site will do a reverse look up on line to see where else your photo has be posted without your permission.Advertisement
- 2Google also has a program where you can look up the picture that you believe has been copied. You may do this by going to Google and choosing images. From there you can upload your picture to do a web search for any other places where your picture may have been posted.Advertisement
- 3You can view the statistic information on your photo by visiting your photo on your site and checking the properties. This will bring up the option to see how many times your photo has been posted, copied and saved.
How to Protect Your Photos from Getting Ripped Off
- 1Use watermark. There are various applications nowadays that can be used to embed non-removable watermarks to photos. Never post your photos in public sites without using this as that can easily be used by other people for their own purpose and claim that the picture is their own.Advertisement
- 2Report immediately when you encounter cases of photo stealing. Do not tolerate one instance. There are sites which you can go to to report these types of incidents. Also, you can get some people banned from certain websites if they are using stolen photos. However, photo thieves will not be penalized if no one is bothering to report incidences.
- 3Do not copy other people's photos. If you get on with the practice of using other people's photos for your own purpose, chances are you will encounter the same problem with your photos as well.
The Logic Behind Property Rights to Photos
- 1Photos are like written materials. It requires you to think in order to come up with a great output. Therefore, this is not something that other people should just take without permission or at least without giving credit to the owner.
Common Sites Where Photos Are Ripped Off
- 1Facebook. Facebook has gained so much popularity because of real time sharing of photos to friends and friends of friends. It has indeed connected a lot of people, even though they have not seen each other for a long time. With this kind of connection online, photos can also spread around, not only among your friends but to other networks as well. Because the process of copying or downloading photos from Facebook is rather simple, there are already too many incidents where publishers use the photos they see on Facebook and forget about giving credit to the owner.
- 2Blogs. Blogs are meant to be shared and shared because the life of a blog also depends on the number of viewers. However, if you are not careful as a blog owner and do not put watermarks that are difficult to erase, there is a very high likelihood that your photo will be copied, especially if your blog is rating high because of your photos. It will really help a lot if you look for software that will be able to insert good watermarks into your photos and which will make it difficult for hackers to remove it.
- 3Pinterest. Pinterest has indeed been an internet eye candy because of the wonderful collection of photos that you see there, classified according to interests and categories. While the normal process is to just re-pin photos, which means that you put it on your own board but you still maintain credit for the original site where it's from, there are still some people who would just copy it and upload it like a new photo. Again, for sites like these, you can avoid copying through a strong watermark.
Questions and Answers
Can I know those who copied and saved my photos from my Facebook?
Is it possible to detect those who have copied and saved my pictures from Facebook
You can find out if someone used your Facebook photos on the internet by going to Google Images and clicking the camera icon in the search bar. Enter the URL of the photo or upload the photo from your computer to search for it. There is no way of knowing who/if someone downloads your Facebook photos to their computer, since Facebook doesn't notify users of this action.
Get my pic off a secure website?
I think my pic and info are being used on a site for malicious / catfish purpose.. I have tried: I tried to search for it, but its on a site I don't want to log onto.. I think it was caused by: I was on the site and was attacked by nasty group of people. I tried to make a dummy account to go back on and as soon as I did I was bombarded with messages and email requests and with in minutes they hacked my laptop and iPhone
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How to find if someone gets my photos?
How to find if someone gets my photos on my Facebook account.
You cannot find out if someone downloads your picture from your Facebook account, but you can limit access to your pictures. Open your profile on Facebook and click "Photos". Click "Albums". Click the round icon in the lower-right corner of each album to limit access to the album to friends or even specific people.
If you are worried that someone has used your copyrighted picture (and it can be modified with mirroring, rotating, color filters, and other filters; so, do the same with yours if you wish before you search for it), then to find the images, use the article or the following web sites: ImageBrief, Small SEO Tools, Yandex, Pixsy, RezF, ImageWiki, Dotegy Reverse Image Search, Karma Decay, etc.
To determine if photos have been synchronized and copied to a phone from my PC?
I asked a person that I trusted to copy a dozen pictures of me he took during a day trip together. He came when I was not home but was allowed to do this favor. He stayed around 10 minutes when I came home an hour later he already had left but on my PC a window of windows media player displayed a shocking evidence: on the right name of friend phone ASUS_Z00VD ,on the left 3 lines: Error: windows media player cannot convert files (about 100files, big videos), Already on the device (45 files), synchronized to device 10143 files (pictures, videos). I suspect that he copied all my pics on his phone (About 14Gb maybe compressed to much less to fit in). He told just few pics entered automatically in his phone by mistake and he immediately deleted them. Maybe if it is the case "already on the device" means the pics that really where copied to his Windows phone? or as I suspect he really copied 10143 files without my consent to see my private life? I specify he had access to my PC also few months ago: that could explain the 45 pics already present in his phone. Anyway no pics of our trip where saved to my PC. Please give me some suggestions, I can upload you a screenshot of this WMP window after sync. The difference is the presence of a Windows Media Player synchronization window still present on the PC screen. The window suggests that files have been actually deliberately taken, but there is still hope left of misinterpreting this. I have tried: I used a free software that detects the connection of USB devices to my PC USB review. software showed the real date time of connection present and past of this ASUS phone. I had so confirmation of that connection and of another past connection of the same device to my PC. I think it was caused by: I had to put sensitive data in compressed folders or be more careful about letting my PC without my surveillance for a too long time!
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I need to know if someone is cat fishing me..I need you to help me find out if she's a catfish?
Hello I met someone online and she refuses to send me a video of herself saying my name and she says I should trust her which is odd if we just met. Please help me out. I have a few of her photos. I'd like for you to search the photos and let me know if her twitter page is real or not. Her twitter page is only 6 months old. She said she recently created her twitter because she doesn't care for the internet but I need a sense of security. Help me out. I need personal help. I would like assistance asap
Have you spoken to her over the phone? Offered to Skype with her? If she is refusing this, walk away. You already have doubts and trust those and not this random connection with a person over the internet. Take her profile photo from Twitter and run a reverse image search in Google and see what comes up. Do not send this person any money or personal information. Ask to meet in person and if she is too far away then insist on a video chat.