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Allan Bell
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Hi all I am wondering if there is a particular way to look for images used on websites, either legally sourced from alamy and/or illegally sourced from Alamy.

 

I am a bit of a dunce at this and in past searches I have only found two of my images but now that we can claim for image uses on websites from DACS I am hoping to boost my income next year for said uses.

 

I know there has been some discussion on this in the past but wondered if there was an easy method which works.

 

Allan

 

 

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43 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Hi all I am wondering if there is a particular way to look for images used on websites, either legally sourced from alamy and/or illegally sourced from Alamy.

 

I am a bit of a dunce at this and in past searches I have only found two of my images but now that we can claim for image uses on websites from DACS I am hoping to boost my income next year for said uses.

 

I know there has been some discussion on this in the past but wondered if there was an easy method which works.

 

Allan

 

 

Right click on a thumbnail and search in Google image search or Google lens. Chrome has it built-in. Failing that there are add-ons/ extensions.

Or search for your name/Alamy, but exclude the Alamy sites from the search with -alamy.com and possibly the foreign language sites as well- fr,de,it,es.

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46 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

do you ever get results from it, and generally only get the Alamy image even for image that i know are on the web


Yes, I get better results than using the Google search

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6 hours ago, Allan Bell said:

Hi all I am wondering if there is a particular way to look for images used on websites, either legally sourced from alamy and/or illegally sourced from Alamy.

 

I am a bit of a dunce at this and in past searches I have only found two of my images but now that we can claim for image uses on websites from DACS I am hoping to boost my income next year for said uses.

 

I know there has been some discussion on this in the past but wondered if there was an easy method which works.

 

Allan

 

 

Lots of discussions. This is the easiest tool that works for me:

 

For Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge and Safari there's Search by Image.

- [It] makes effortless reverse image searches possible, and comes with support for more than 30 search engines.

A bit down that page there are buttons to take you to the download pages for the respective browsers.

 

I use it with Google, Bing, Yandex, Baidu and Tineye.

Especially Yandex is brilliant for finding (nicked) copies of published images.

 

However Yandex is Russian. Albeit that the people that run Yandex are fleeing the country and that Yandex is in fact a Dutch company and at one point was hosted on Dutch servers. And maybe still is, however the main servers seem to be in Finland. They have an Israeli branch as well.

 

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I find looking for individual images a tiresome and thankless task.  I try not to look.  This is mostly for detecting thievery, but not practical with 5 or 10 thousand images.

For DACS, looking for web uses is also a tiresome job, but Spacecadet has it right: search for name/alamy in various browsers.  If your images are elsewhere too, add the other stock sites with the name you use. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Reimar said:

I find looking for individual images a tiresome and thankless task.  I try not to look.  This is mostly for detecting thievery, but not practical with 5 or 10 thousand images.

For DACS, looking for web uses is also a tiresome job, but Spacecadet has it right: search for name/alamy in various browsers.  If your images are elsewhere too, add the other stock sites with the name you use. 

 

 

The real thieves don't use your name though. So this is only useful in finding legit uses.

 

In Google try:

YOUR PSEUDO alamy -site:alamy.com -site:alamy.es -site:alamy.de -site:alamyimages.fr -site:alamy.it -site:alamy.pt -site:acionline.biz -site:amanaimages.com -site:arabianeye.com

 

You could add a couple more distributors, but these are the ones that somehow come up most. Once they have been removed from the result, others will pop up, but usually not in droves.

 

wim

 

edit: For legit images, also use Google Books with your Pseudo.

 

Use that link in both Google Images and the regular Google search.

In Yandex, just use images that have been sold in their image search. However occasionally I have found images that had only been zoomed: in UK papers. And then they get nicked from there obviously.

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Thank you for your input gents. Getting ready to go out as it is a nice day and get more photos.

 

Catch you later.

 

Allan

 

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16 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:

I also use https://tineye.com/

I find Google Image search superior to Tineye which only throws up a small percentage compared to Google. Still worth trying but usually disappointed.

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