There are lots of stories about photographers having their pictures stolen from their websites and used by others without permission. If you want to track down some of your pictures, there are a couple of free services that can help using something called reverse image search. Google Image Search, for example, lets you either type in the url for the picture you want to search or upload a copy of it.  The search engine then returns results showing where the image appears on the Internet.  TinEye.com is another free service that does the same thing. Sometimes the results for both services include pictures that only resemble your photos.

I did a search on a few of my images and only found authorized uses.  I was both glad and maybe in an odd way a little disappointed.  I mean, hey, my stuff isn’t worth stealing?  Hmpf.

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