Wow, I found one of my images online!

posted on 20th of september, 2009

Over the weekend I decided to search to see if I could find where any of my images went after they were downloaded. I didn't hold much hope cos' I've only sold 12 but I forgot about my free image. It has been downloaded 321 times. I found my free image on a book cover here. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3431

My main goal has always been to get one of my images into a book. I love reading and like the idea that my pictures will live on after I've gone.
Now I need to rethink my goals and work toward something else. Cd album art? Who knows.

Keep looking for your work, you never know where it might turn up. (I found mine using my real name not 'wildmac' so it probably pays to try both)
Have a great day everyone :0)

PS. Thank you to the person that picked my image for the cover, you've really made my day :0)

Comments (35)

Posted by Oseland on May 31, 2010
Congratulations! I'm happy for you!
Posted by Adeliepenguin on November 05, 2009
This is great news. A book cover. You are giving me incentive to
start googling around for my images:) I'd love to hear what your
new goal is, once you figure it out.
Posted by Wildmac on November 04, 2009
Thank you everybody :0)
Posted by Tan510jomast on November 04, 2009
this must be so wonderful for you.
since i started in micro stock, i 've read of how many have done the same to locate their bought images.
i've never succeeded to find any of mine from DT or any other stock sites i belong .
must be that most of my buyers are from Venus, or Mercury, lol

seriously, congrats.
Posted by Ponytail1414 on October 14, 2009
That is great!!
Posted by Picstudio on October 12, 2009
Posted by Wildmac on October 09, 2009
Thanks Sergey! I was very lucky to find this image because I don't have very many sales either. I googled my real name and then looked through everything that came up. Because I talk a lot on the message boards there was a lot to look through. Hope this helps you to find some of yours :0)
Posted by Odeku on October 09, 2009
Congratulations! But as did you find him? For me though and very little sales, but it would be very desirable to find it. Does do can there is some method of search?
Posted by Huating on September 25, 2009
Posted by Photobunnyuk on September 25, 2009
Congratulations! So far Ive found 3 of my images in use ;D Two in text books and one in a newspaper article :D
Posted by Linqong on September 24, 2009
Congratullations!you are lucky!
I am ready to try to look for my image:)
Posted by Frantab01 on September 24, 2009
Congratulations :) what a thrill when you find one of your images, can't wait till i come across one of mine :)
Posted by Wildmac on September 23, 2009
Thank you everyone for your support. It's talking to you guys and reading your blogs and jokes that make going to work (DT) fun :0)
Posted by Eclecticelegance on September 23, 2009
Posted by Khalilok on September 23, 2009
:) congratulations dude...
Posted by Kittycat on September 22, 2009
wonderful for you. :)
Posted by Littledesire on September 22, 2009
That's great, Carolyne! I know the feeling of finding your image in use is awesome! Hope will find out more and more :)
Posted by Cipriansalceanu on September 22, 2009
Great! but, it would be nice for the user that uploads to see when they are viewed and downloaded, like the rest of the pic. Just a sugestion for admin :)
Posted by Deborah79 on September 21, 2009
Posted by Mani33 on September 21, 2009
Oh yes Carolyne that time when I said GRRRRRRR to Maigi :P
Posted by Maigi on September 21, 2009
Hey, Carolyne! That's so great! Congratulations!!!! So, you didn't have to wait sooo long at all... :))
Posted by Dmccale on September 21, 2009
Great feeling I have found a few also
Posted by Hlehnerer on September 21, 2009
Posted by Py2000 on September 21, 2009
Posted by Pardeep08 on September 21, 2009
Congratullations...Still searching for mine.
Posted by Aginger on September 21, 2009
Posted by Fultonsphoto on September 21, 2009
Thats great, still need to find one of mine online.
Posted by Keki on September 21, 2009
Yep I've been trying to find one of mine but haven't managed yet.

welldone though!! it's a very good capture!
Posted by Wildmac on September 20, 2009
Thanks Everyone :0)
Mani - I think Maigi was right about needing to sell hundreds to find just one. I wouldn't have found any if it weren't for the free one.

Thanks Halient, I read that too in the info about free images. If they want to print more they need to get the extended license whereas if they had just bought the image they could print 500k before they needed the extra license.
Posted by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio on September 20, 2009
Congrats but you know that if they distribute more then 10k of this book they are breaking the license agreement

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