I enjoy blogging a lot, and I love my readers. However, there is increasingly something I don’t love- people stealing my images!
Feel free to pass images around and be inspired by them- that’s why I blog. But these are not yours to use commercially, or without crediting the source!
I’m not sure if you guys have noticed, but I don’t watermark my images because I think it’s distracting and unattractive. However, if people continue to hotlink my photos, I will either be forced to show only teeny photos, or watermark them, or both.
The main culprits appear to be people posting my images in message boards and not crediting the photo. Or, worse, they hotlink it. The MUA crew is very good about not stealing photos and linking properly, but I’ve seen a lot of forums where this is not the case. Heaven knows there are even more forums doing this that I can’t view because they’re locked. Please save the photo on your hard drive, and then post it from there. Or just add the link to the post. Like it or hate it, just don’t hotlink it.
Also: If you’re going to get a manicure at your local salon using one of my designs, consider checking out my webstore on Etsy www.nevertoomuchglitter.etsy.com or at least by leaving a comment and a photo of your Nevertoomuchglitter inspired mani!
If you have any questions about use of pictures, please feel free to contact me.