Finding your images in use

posted on 6th of march, 2011

After starting with stock 10 months ago, I just found my 9th image in use:

Since many people wonder how to find their pictures in use, here are a couple of suggestions!

1. use www.tineye.com
Tineye is a reversed images search engine that I had good luck with (6 out of the 9 images were found using tineye!) If you install their add on for Firefox or Internet Explorer, you only need to right click on your pictures online (for instance your portfolio here on DT) and Tineye starts the search automatically.

2. try www.google.com
Use the copyright sign (alt + 0169) or simply use the word 'copyright' plus your screenname or real name (like ┬ędiavata or copyright diavata)

Try including the word Dreamstime as well! (like image diavata dreamstime or diavata/dreamstime)

Use the words image or picture + your screenname or real name (like "image diavata) Note that using " keeps the 2 words together which refines the search results!

3. try www.books.google.com or www.amazon.com
Use the in #2 listed options to find your images in books

4. use www.picscout.com
Please note though that Picscout is a paid service that I DO NOT have any experience with (but I thought I'd mention it anyways)

Good luck finding your pictures! :)

Comments (25)

Posted by Diavata on March 26, 2011
Thank you all for the replies!
I'm really glad it's helpful!

@Ela9: great to hear you even found several images and one on a book cover too! :)
Posted by Ela9 on March 26, 2011
thank you so much for the info, i installed tinyeye plugin, and found a couple of pics, one of them was on a book cover :)
Posted by Calyx22 on March 26, 2011
I have never found a pic with Tineye (darn it!) but I have with google. I'm going to try your other methods. I want to know! Thanks so much for sharing these!!
Posted by Kivake on March 13, 2011
Posted by Diavata on March 11, 2011
I'm REALLY happy to read that some people have found one or more images! I hope many will follow!!! :)
Posted by Littleny on March 10, 2011
thanks for the info...still havent found mine but i'll keep checking
Posted by MorganOliver on March 10, 2011
YIPPIE YIPPIE! I found one! I am literally over the moon!
Posted by Diavata on March 10, 2011
You just made my day! :)
Thanks for letting me/us know about it!
Hope you'll find many other ones soon!
Posted by Angelaostafichuk on March 09, 2011
Love, thank you. I actually found a few pics!!!!!
Posted by Almaterra on March 09, 2011
Thank you for sharing the information.
Posted by Diavata on March 07, 2011
Thanks everyone!
I really appreciate the comments and I truly hope the tips will work!
Posted by Scottysally2 on March 07, 2011
Congratulations, and thanks for sharing these tips. :)
Posted by Mariaam on March 07, 2011
Thanks very much for all the good tips! ;)
Posted by Fra73 on March 07, 2011
Can't find my pictures either :(
Posted by Diavata on March 07, 2011
Thanks for the nice comments everyone! :)
Really sorry to hear that some of you cannot find their pictures though.
But DO check out Tineye frequently. I learned that what it cannot find today, it will tomorrow (and v.v.) Good luck everyone!
Posted by Joezachs on March 06, 2011
Sigh...... still can't find my pictures....
Posted by lzf on March 06, 2011
thanks for share and here still can't find any of my pics in use..lol~
Posted by Cedul50 on March 06, 2011
Google works for me, wonderful , great tips, thanks so much !
Posted by Trottola on March 06, 2011
Thanks for sharing! And congratulations for the beautiful image!
Posted by Diavata on March 06, 2011
Thanks a lot for the comments and compliments everyone!
I really appreciate it! :)
Posted by Egomezta on March 06, 2011
Great, thanks for sharing, I already use tineye with Firefox and it works great.
Posted by Picstudio on March 06, 2011
Beautiful portfolio.
Posted by Laurasinelle on March 06, 2011
Great photos, your work its very clean! I love it!
Posted by Joe1971 on March 06, 2011
Thanks for you very much!
Posted by Davidwatmough on March 06, 2011
The quality of your portfolio is so good you deserve much success. David.

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