At 11/15/10 10:29 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
Jonny's Guide to Gut Feelings
1) Check the user's past post history and art portal submissions
2) Hit up the image with TinEye
3) Search an adequate title on Deviant Art
4) Search an adequate title on google
Each of these steps are to be done in succession if one fails to give results.
That being said, a lot of the time art thieves don't even change the title of the stolen piece, which makes it incredibly easy to find the original when searching places like DA.
If you guys need more tools for finding art thieves ('cause it makes my job easier when you guys do it), some time ago I came across another reverse image search, kind of like TinEye, but it searches through anime picture databases: http://iqdb.org/ sometimes it finds stuff TinEye doesn't.
However, it would be most appreciated if, when you guys find something or suspect someone of posting stolen/traced work in the forum you contact ReNaeNae, TurkeyOnAStick or me instead of posting about it in the thread, because, y'all can make a big mess out of nothing and it can scare away potential members.
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