We all, for the most part, understand what plagiarism is. It is taking someone else written work for your own and trying to pass off what someone else has done and claim it for yourself. This has been around for a long time, and it is not only restricted to the written area of artistry, but it can also be attributed to other artist and designer who create online masterpieces, i.e., imageries.
It can be very annoying and disturbing to know that your work has been used and given credit to by someone else. The amount of hours that you put into giving something great only to have someone come along and take it – is justifiably frustrating.
So, to protect your online art and images, there are certain software that can be purchased to protect your pictures and let you know any time someone has used your pictures for their own purpose.
In a day and age where information online is so plentiful it can be quite the challenge to search through literally MILLIONS of pages to see if someone is using your images for their own uses.
So to help those designers and artist who would love to show their work online but don’t want to have their works used or stolen – watermarking is one of the best ways to protect against this.
Not only does it brand your images but with this software, you will be better able also to TRACK when someone is using your image. This is the best of many other pieces of software that all do essentially the same thing.
Another type of weapons in your arsenal are things like reverse image search engines. These show where your images are used over the internet.
Stay ahead of your plagiarizers and those stealers who would choose to take your hard work and pass it off for your own.
This bodes true for all those who call themselves freelancers, writers, artists, designers – whatever you are. So why not protect your creation? Why not take steps to make sure that when your work is put out there that it will be protected and the credit will go to you for your hard work.
There are numerous services online to which you can sign up to and start protecting your images and artistry.
Who knows – someday that picture you took could cost millions of dollars, and although it isn’t for the money what you do, it could really be hurtful to have someone else come along and just take that work for their own.
Starving artists we all are, freelancers, so why not protect the little bit that you have? You won’t regret it.