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« on: April 05, 2013, 16:03 »
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I will start by saying if I have posted in the wrong forum I apologize, still learning my way around here.  ???

As well all know it's nice to see image sales but also nice to see how the end user has applied our images so with that in mind I have found a useful little way to use Google Chrome to track where my images are used - this has also proved useful to track 'Non Authorized Usage'

Here we go - Step 1: Open your Google Chrome browser and your folder containing your stock images side by side:


Step 2: Select 'Image Search' on Chrome and type in your name - the result should pull up a bunch of your pictures (do note it may just pull up all kinds of random stuff not related to you but that does not matter)

Step 3: Click and hold on an image in your stock file and drag it over to the top of the Chrome search results (The box saying place image here will pop up)  Drop your image in the box


Step 4: Look through the results (you will of course see all the agencies representing the image) but also any internet references for the image



Step 5: Follow the yellow brick road - look through the links to see how your images are used.


A neat and quick way to track your images for your tear sheets, hope you find this useful.

Peace to all.  8)


Poncke

« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 16:15 »
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Thats quite  cumbersome. Just go to google images and drop in your image from the stock site. But thanks for posting. I wish someone could tell me how to cull the stock site results and just show anything not related to the agencies.

Poncke

« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 16:18 »
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And I just found how to do that. After you have dropped the image in the search, just type -stock after the words already in the search box and hit enter again. Nice.

« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 16:19 »
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Just install the Google plugin and right click on any image if yours.

Poncke

« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 16:22 »
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But will that discard all the stock sites where is on?

« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 16:23 »
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Just install the Google plugin and right click on any image if yours.

Which plugin?  Please hook us up. Are you talking images on the web or right clicking images in your desktop folders?

« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 16:40 »
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Images on the web.  Go to your online port and go crazy.

Pinocchio

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 17:05 »
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There is a Google Image search plug-in for Firefox - perhaps that's what sjlocke was referring to.  Not sure which other browsers are supported.  It's called "Search by Image (by Google)", available for FireFox from the Mozilla web site.

Regards

Poncke

« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 17:13 »
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Chrome has a dozen

« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2013, 18:00 »
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LMAO, the plugin has just totally made my system redundant   ;D

« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2013, 20:01 »
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LMAO, the plugin has just totally made my system redundant   ;D
You'll still get an "A" for effort :D

« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2013, 05:04 »
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There is a Google Image search plug-in for Firefox - perhaps that's what sjlocke was referring to.
I recommend the "Who stole my picture" plug in for Firefox, which allows the search in different search engines (incl. Google). regards, rde-orm

Dan

« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2013, 07:06 »
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     I've  tried  the  method  Darren  recomends  or  a  very  simular  one.  i  found  one  of  my  images  very  easily.  Haven't  had  a  chance  to  check  more.

Dan

« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2013, 09:27 »
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     now  i  can't  recreate  what  i  done.  Nothing  works.  Guess  i'll  have  to  try  some  of  the  other  methods.

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2013, 09:59 »
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Thanks for posting this information.  I'm now able to find enough tearsheets to keep me busy for months!   8)

Dan

« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 12:56 »
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     I did  go  back and  find  some  sites  that  used  my  mailbox  pic.


 

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