How to spot images used without license
Following our new feature for contributors ( Report misusage - DMCA notification) we'd like to explain some simple steps in spotting image misuse, or what we officially call copyright infringement.
Ok, if you didn't follow the link above, please stop, click on it, read it carefully and come back here when you're done.
Now that you've read it, let's see how can we spot those images being used without our consent/appropriate license using the Google image search engine.
Open a browser window and go to Dreamstime, then click on one of your images
Open a new window and go to Google Images. Drag your image from Dreamstime and drop it on Google Images. You will immediately get a list of websites where the image is being used
Alternately, you can click on the small camera on Google Images and choose to search an image by its URL.
How to find out what is the correct URL for your Dreamstime image? Click right on the image on Dreamstime, then choose "Copy image URL".
Your URL is copied now and you can paste it on Google Images.
If you find any misusage (your images used with Dreamstime watermark) you can report it here: Report Misusage
For other copyright issues, please contact our support
Happy spotting everybody!
Photo credits: Redbaron.