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December 25, 2012
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Stock reminder

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 9:46 AM
I have 134 notes in my inbox.

In the first 15, there were 4 images that I thought could be DDs. 
(This is highly unusual; usually it is more like 1 in 10 or 20. I can't wait to see the others!)

NONE OF THESE FOUR credited their stock.

Therefore, NONE OF THEM got DDs.

I understand that people don't feel the need to credit stock that was purchased or stock that is otherwise their own. However, unless they LET ME KNOW that the stock is legitimate (e.g. by saying "All stock mine" or "Stock purchased from Fotolia") then I don't know that it's okay and I am hesitant to give them a DD. I know people say, "I shouldn't be guilty until proven innocent!" I agree, but the truth is that a lot of people use Google images or celebrity images in their manipulations, and we have to have some way to distinguish. 

Don't want to direct link? That's absolutely fine; don't. But please just give me some sign. Smoke signals perhaps? ;)

Oh, also . . . one REALLY GREAT deviation used images that aren't stock. :pissedoff:

Please pay attention to stock. I really don't like passing up potential DDs, and I don't have the time or desire to note everyone and poke them to add their stock credits. Plus, that would be unfair to those who actually DO credit stock.

OK. I'm done ranting. Thank you for listening. 


Please credit your stock!!!
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Urus-28 Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've made the tour of my manipulations, everything is in order now :thumbsup:
iam-SHERLOCKED Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for posting this!
I'm a contributor on a few photomanip groups and this is one the main problems we see. It's not hard to credit >>. I hope they read this haha.
Juli-SnowWhite Dec 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I have to confess, I did this on my latest artwork. Maybe because I've never done a manipulation only with purchased stocks. But I fixed it. Thanks for the warning :thanks:
Aeirmid Dec 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Rant away!

I do not understand anyone who doesn't list their own resources! Talk about cheap advertising! I will advertise my own stock whenever I get a chance!

Even something from Renderosity will get a link. I want to share where I purchase great stock :aww:
KalosysArt Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, sometimes I like to suggest DD, but lately I've had the problem that the job I want to suggest, do not have credits and I have not been able to suggest. It is sad, because many great works lose the opportunity of a feature because they do not give credits ...
So I completely agree with your words.

Merry Christmas! :hug:
I totally agree. One of the other issues is having to check each stock resource used to make sure all is legitimate stock prior to suggesting the DD! It all takes extra time.

Aeirmid Dec 25, 2012   Digital Artist
:heart: I agree.
Zak05 Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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