Lacquerized. A blog about nail polish

Saturday, July 23, 2011, 9:57 PM

How to: find your 'borrowed' photos with Google Image Search

How to find your stolen photos with Google Image Search

How to find your stolen photos or images with Google Image Search

Play by the rules

Do you see the picture above this paragraph? It took some effort to get that photo there: I had to remove my old nail polish and repaint them with Mimosa by Chanel. After that I get my camera, take some photo's, sometimes more than a hundred! I transfer the pics onto my computer, import them in Photoshop, do some cropping, resizing and maybe even a little rotating. Which takes ages on my tantalizingly slow laptop. Finally: they're ready for upload! Sounds like a bit of work, doesn't it?
Well, it is! So with that in mind, you can imagine how frustrating it can be, when others just take your photos and repost them without even a hint of credit. Or worse: place their watermark on top of your photo. I normally don't mind, when I see my photos on the net, as long as there's a link back to my site. It's not much to ask, right?

I know this isn't the kind of post you'd expect on this blog, but I've written blogposts for fellow bloggers before, so I thought this article possibly may be of interest to some. With the new and improved Image search by Google, it's now extremely simple to track down your own photos. Let's have a look:

How to find your stolen photos or images with Google Image Search

1. Go to http://images.google.com


How to find your stolen photos or images with Google Image Search

2. Drag a photo from your hard drive directly into the search field


How to find your stolen photos or images with Google Image Search

3. Hit the search button


How to find your stolen photos or images with Google Image Search

4. Et voila: an overview of your photos!


Of course it's up to you, what to do next. If you want your content to be removed, have a look at this article.