A post about copyright and a Book Review: What’s a Cook To Do

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to diversify my site a little; not much, mind you, but just to adapt it to my evolving interests. One of the things I wanted to do was write a little about the vast quantity of cookery and recipe books I have at home and share them with my readers so to that end, today’s post is going to be my inaugural book review. Before I launch into that though, I thought I’d share something which happened to me recently. I hope that by telling you this that it may help at least one person, or at the very least provide a bit of encouragement to not just “ignore it” when such things happen.

As you may know, last year I started publishing photos from my “adventures”. It was another way of adapting my blog to my interests and sharing my life with my readers. I love sharing my photos and I make them available for (free) download. I don’t watermark my photos. People tell me I should, and I know that many people do, but I just want folks to enjoy the photo I’ve taken in its full, unmodified format. I license my photos on a very fair license – you can do pretty much anything you want – modifications, derivative works, post them anywhere you like – the only thing I ask is that if you do, please credit me. It’s not much to ask, right? Well… you’d think :(

Periodically I do some random checking to see if my most popular (read: most viewed) images are showing up anywhere else. You can easily do this, and I thoroughly recommend you do. All you have to do is visit Google Image Search. Load your site in a new window – click and hold on the image you want to check and drag it into the search bar in Google. Hopefully, and most likely, the only hits you’ll get are for your own site. You may find that your images are being used somewhere else and unless you’ve given your express permission, or at least a tacit permission by way of a license you might be understandably irked.

I first found one of my images appearing on a Polish tourism site. No credit was given, but even worse was the fact that they weren’t even using a local copy of the image. They were hot-linking directly to the image on my server, meaning everyone viewing this tourism site was using my bandwidth to download the image. This one was easily fixed – I disabled image hot-linking and the photo disappeared from their site since their server was physically unable to load the image any longer. Later I was checking again and found that another photo was being used on an Italian lifestyle site, non-credited, non-attributed. This made me a little more upset. It wasn’t a huge deal, they weren’t making money from it (nor could they – did you know that many photos of Paris by night cannot be sold or licensed for profit as the building illumination is considered a work of art and copyright is held by the French government?) but I thought I should do something – I wouldn’t just let it slide because if I don’t stand up for my rights now then what about the next time; or the next time after that?

Stealing just ain't nice

I started reading up about my rights concerning my content and was  dismayed to discover that the law is a lot less clear on such issues in Europe than it is in the US. For companies and individuals located in the US, you have the ability to serve them with a DMCA takedown notice which has a much higher likelihood of being executed than the EU equivalent. Over here we have the EUCD – the European Union Copyright Directive – which addresses some of the same points as the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, in the US. The problem is, Europe is, of course, not one country, and copyright laws and their enforcement differ greatly depending on where you are.

Fortunately on this occasion I had luck – I had some very nice Italian colleagues (thanks guys!) who translated my requests for me, after my initial request in English was ignored and I was in contact with a friendly, rational, webmaster. In the end I did not need to contact his hosting provider but I’m going to detail the steps I took just in case anyone finds it useful.

  1. Contact the owner/webmaster/editor of the site hosting your image(s). If you’re unable to locate a contact email then, unless it’s a blog from a free service such as wordpress.com or blogger.com, perform a WHOIS Lookup on the domain name and you can usually find contact information in the results.
  2. Clearly state the page(s) where the image(s) are being displayed, as well as the full image path(s) on their site.
  3. Clearly state the page(s) where the image(s) are displayed on your site.
  4. Include a link to your copyright/licensing terms, if relevant, and detail in what capacity your rights are being infringed (for example – my photos are licensed on an Creative Commons Attribution license and I am not being cited as the author of the work on your site”).
  5. State your desired outcome – depending on how your photos are licensed then this may be “Please immediately remove my copyrighted work from your servers”, although it could be “Please correct this issue and attribute the works to me”.
  6. State a time frame in which you expect a response – usually 14 days, although sometimes 28 days.
  7. Make it clear that you will contact their host if they do not respond or comply within the allotted time.
  8. Wait. If after this time they have not responded or complied with your request then you should contact their host. If their host is located in the US then as far as I know you should be able to file a DMCA takedown notice, although I’m not an expert. If not then I would recommend forwarding your initial email to the host with a note explaining the situation.

I know that at least two of the blogs I follow had some photos posted on a site without their permission recently. Have any of you ever had problems with something like this? How did you handle it? I’d be interested to know!

Anyway, I’m going to stop talking about that now and start writing about this book before you all tire of reading this giant wall of text!

 Book Review: What’s a Cook to Do

[amazon_image id=”1579653189″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]What’s a Cook to Do?: An Illustrated Guide to 484 Essential Tips, Techniques, and Tricks[/amazon_image]

Before the book

If you’re anything like me you’ve been cooking for many years, perhaps even since you were a child. For many, over time the simple act of food preparation and consumption has evolved from being simply a chore – something that has to be done in order to feed the family – into a pleasurable act. I take joy in squeezing a ripe peach, breaking the stalk off a mango and smelling the flesh inside, cutting open a loaf of crusty bread or running my hand through a sack of dried beans, squeezing a lemon and arranging rosemary over lamb before grilling it… Living in a country where I have not just the access to such an array of fantastic food, but also the means to be able to afford it all makes me feel incredibly lucky and thankful. With such a vast collection of food available however one can’t be expected to “know it all”. I’ve never had professional kitchen training – how could I possibly be able to do everything, with every ingredient or utensil?

My wife bought me What’s a Cook to Do for Christmas and I was delighted – so pleased in fact that I offered it as one of the prizes in my recent giveaway. James Peterson presents 484 “essential tools, tips, techniques, and tricks” to improve your kitchen and restaurant experience. While the photos I’ve included here are supposed to be humorous, the message behind them is that this book really does cover everything, including how to efficiently and easily peel and slice citrus fruit (and no, it’s not with a hammer!). For example, do you know how to work out if a lobster is male or female? Or do you know the best way to maximise the flavour of shellfish? How about trussing a chicken? Rescuing flavourless fruit? Do you know which herbs should be added before cooking and which should be added after? How to buy, brine, cook, carve and eat a multitude of meats? How to pick the best cheese for your dish? What about choosing the best tin or pan for the recipe?

Reading the book

While some of the tips are definitely already known (please – doesn’t everyone know how to chop a pineapple these days?), the book is a treasure trove of information which does a fantastic job at arming you with knowledge which you might be missing and this has the wonderful benefit of letting you be more adventurous. The next time you go to a store and see that “scary looking shellfish” you can buy it, you can prepare it, you can eat it because you’ll actually know how. You can launch yourself into the making of chocolate mousses with no problems because incorporation techniques of heavy and airy mixtures, as well as how to rescue it if you mess it all up, is all covered.

The writing style is great – Peterson’s easy-reading, confidence-inspiring and approachable writing style goes a long way in making the book the kind of thing that you can easily read cover to cover as you would a novel. It’s like one of those stories where you want to know what’s going to happen next, except in this case you’re just after the next tip, and then the next. Naturally, people won’t agree with everything he has written. Experienced home cooks will, of course, have their own way of doing things, their own preferred recipes, and it would be wrong to just blindly follow everything one person says but I do believe that everyone can take something away from this book, whether you’re a complete novice or much more experienced in the kitchen.

After the book

The book is very reasonably priced and makes a perfect gift for any kitchen enthusiast, or just as a treat for yourself, “What’s a Cook to Do” by James Peterson is available from many book stores including Amazon.

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  1. says

    Wow – didn´t know all the stuff about the photos and using them elsewhere. Honestly, how sneaky are some people? Not nice at all. Loved the book review but I especially loved the photos, really made me chuckle and nice to “see” you properly Charles :)

    • says

      Thanks Chica – some people really don’t respect other peoples’ stuff, but I think sometimes it’s just because they don’t actually know :) Glad you enjoyed the photos… I wasn’t sure what photos to post so settled on these in the end, haha 😀

  2. says

    Hi Charles, thanks for sharing your story about your photo’s. Thanks for the detailed steps on what to do. I also had no idea how to “google” your images. I learned many new things about your post today.
    I’ll have to check out this book you recommend, sounds like some great tips that I could use in the kitchen!

    • says

      Hi Lisa – I hope you don’t find anyone using your photos, though as other people say, sometimes perhaps it is best to take a deep breath and relax. I hope you get a chance to see the book, it’s so cool!

  3. says

    Thanks for that information, Charles, I had no idea you could search for an image that way, it’s so cool! That book is now officially on my birthday/christmas list. My go to for how to is usually google; my handy iPhone when I’m out and about or my iPad which I keep in the kitchen! But a good old fashioned book would be nice to curl up with on a lazy Sunday.

    • says

      Hi Eva – I’ll admit, I keep my not-iPad on the kitchen with me usually, though I find searching for some things terrible. There’s so much junk in search results… loads of results for about.com and cooks.com which rarely provide any decent information :(

  4. says

    Hi Charles, I love the new look of your blog. I didn’t know that about the images. I used to put a watermark on mine but I got some advice from someone earlier on who told me to take it off my images. I can’t believe the drama you’ve had with your images being used by people from other countries. Unbelievable! I should check mine in the google thingy you mentioned – but then I’m almost too scared at what I might find! And what a great book. That’s the sort of practical help all non-trained cooking enthusiasts really need. And you write a great review Charles and lovely to see you attacking your oranges! xx

    • says

      Thanks Charlie – good luck! I know some people have had really bad luck with people ripping off their images – I hope you don’t get the same experience!

      I think you’d find the book very handy – do try to check it out :)

  5. says

    I like the photos..
    Ok it seems sickening but I don’t want to check if my photos have been used somewhere else (I don’t want to spoil my mood).. That said, I didn’t know about that the google tip..

  6. says

    Wow, you’re popular … not in the way you’d like unfortunately. Hey, thanks for sharing all those tips. It certainly is helpful. I’ve found another site called “Tin Eye” to check (in case you are interested). Haven’t found anything yet … thank goodness. I’ll check out the Google one you recommended.
    Love the pics! Esp the one with the hammer! Perfect for tenderizing oranges! 😀
    Good review! I’ll need to scour the bookstores for that.

    • says

      Thanks Ping 😀 I’d heard of TinEye – I used to use it actually, and it’s very good… they have a nice browser plugin so you can just right-click on an image. I usually use Google though because I think they’re index is bigger and you’re less likely to get false positives in the search results!

  7. says

    Wow, what a nice Polish ladybird 😉 (Ok, I shouldn’t laugh about it, but sometimes it’s better to laugh than cry… and your photos with the book are so hilarious they have put me in a joking mood). I must say I was aware that photos get stolen by other blogs or websites from the first day I posted but I had no idea they actually can only link and not even download it (of course now that you talk about it, it’s obvious). Thank you for the useful tips!
    You know, I prefer to ignore if someone steals mine or not (mine are not as beautiful and professional as yours, so I suppose there is less temptation, but I think even ugly photos might prove useful to some. In short, I will never go and check because I would have a sleepless night or two thinking of how dishonest people are… I’m sorry it happened to you and hope it will not happen again.
    Thank you for the great review! The book sounds very helpful indeed.

    • says

      Hi Sissi – it was actually a picture of Notre Dame cathedral on the Polish site… I just chose the ladybird because I was wondering what I could put… in the end I just pulled a random picture from my collection :)

      I think ultimately it’s bound to happen online – as Kelly says, it’s a very difficult area… hard to properly “police” and enforce rules. That said – I would rather have people stealing my photos every single day than support some of the extreme copyright laws that they were trying to push through in US and EU courts recently, so ultimately I don’t want it to change too much! :)

  8. says

    Dear Charles,
    Thank you for a great writing on copyright, I believe that it is very important to talk about it to let them know that we are watching. When I lived in Europe, I worked for media company and dealt with copyright infringement on a daily basis. When I started my blog almost a year ago I knew, that no matter how much I protect my photos, the possibility of seeing it somewhere else without my permission is high. So, I took a deep sigh, and went on with my blogging (there is a saying I love: if you are afraid of wolfs, you don’t go in the forest), resolving the copyright issue as they come along. Thanks for the tips how to track your photos, a useful tool for any blogger. And big thanks on speaking up!
    As of the book, I am looking at it as I write this, great work for any cook. I bought this book some time ago for my kids to refer to when they want to cook something, but I found many interesting techniques for myself too in Pie and Tarts section, or How to get the meat out of coconut shell. There’s never too many books in the cook’s kitchen! :)

    • says

      Hi Marina – I love that expression about not going in the forest – very apt for this situation! I think it’s incredible that with all these technology we have, we don’t have an effective way of stopping people from using photos without permission. It’s a real shame, but the alternatives – draconian copyright laws – aren’t good at all either.

      Great to hear you have the same book as me… isn’t it great? I wonder if you have the one I will write about next month too… it’s another awesome book which I think so many people would find really useful!

      • says

        Hi Charles, I would be curious to see that book review next month. I might as well have it too, guilty, I have this little addiction to all food related books: cookbooks, food writings, memoir, fiction about food, you name it! :)

  9. says

    I’m glad you brought up this important isssue. I read something similar on another blog a while ago now and discovered that a few of my images were being used without my persmission. I wrote to them and asked that they either remove it or credit the picture back to me. I have now started watermarking my images which you may have noticed. Unfortunately I can’t go back and edit all my old photos as it would take too long so I just have to periodically check that none of my other images have been stolen.
    As you know, I won a copy of this book and it’s absolutely BRILLIANT!!Thanks again :)

    • says

      Hi BA – I had noticed it, yes – how did it work out with the other blog in the end? Did they play ball and remove/credit the work? I hope so. I really believe most people are good and just use the images because they don’t know and think it’s ok… usually, a polite, civil email is all it takes and everyone is happy!

      • says

        Yes they responded quickly with an apology – apparently they had a team of volunteers doing the site and credited the picture back to me. I haven’t had time to check any other pictures recently.

  10. says

    Hi Charles,

    I was chuckling out loud in-between saying OMG as I read your post…Very, very useful if slightly scary. Have to say also-loved the ‘in action’ photos of you!!

    • says

      Thanks GD – glad you enjoyed the photos, lol 😀 Wasn’t sure what to post, photo-wise, so decided on something a bit humorous, like this :)

  11. says

    Thanks for sharing the information regarding your photos. I’m sorry you had to go through that situation but I’m thankful for your tips!

    Love that you are going to start sharing book reviews with us! “What’s a Cook To Do” sounds like such a great resource and one I need to add to my wish list!

    • says

      Thanks Laura – the book I have planned for review next month is another really useful resource which I think you’d find really interesting too, so do check back for that :)

  12. says

    Great post Charles! Thanks for the information on images being used and the links. I’m going to test it out after I finish this comment. It’s a shame that people can’t be honest and just ask first. If they had asked, you might have even said “sure – just give me credit”. Stealing a picture is one thing, but at least give credit! Thanks again for the information! Great cookbook review! Sounds like a keeper, so I’m headed to check it out.

    • says

      Thanks MJ – absolutely… even if they don’t ask, for the photos which I specifically license, it’s ok (although asking first is always nice!) but not even crediting the work “just ain’t cool”.

      • says

        I did a google image search as you suggested with a few of my images and found two being used by others! One was in a news article on New Mexico red chiles from the University south of here and the other was actually put in the header on a chef’s website!! I’m flattered, but could you please ask! Neither asked, neither credited! Bobby said I should send them an invoice. I might just do that! :)

  13. says

    What a very helpful post, Charles! It’s nice to have something different once in a while. I’m not very creative that I can’t come up with anything besides restaurant reviews. LOL! I have no idea what cookbooks (written in English) are good, so I know I’ll enjoy it. And also, thanks for sharing about the copyright. It’s headache when someone steals for free. We work so hard for it…

    • says

      Thank you Nami – nonsense, I love your restaurant reviews and you just wrote some wonderful posts about your trip to Japan! I found it difficult to write the review to be honest… It was a long time since I did critical writing in English at school but once I started I found it started to flow quite ok.

  14. says

    Fun post Charles (love the action shots!). It is very difficult to enforce copyright on the internet I’m afraid… even when you do establish rights and manage to deal with an offender, another one (or several) will crop up (including, frequently, the original one)… it’s a vast and, as yet, uncontrolled area and the law simply cannot keep up. If you have the time and inclination, you can go after offenders one by one or pursue the ones that you find particularly irksome. Or, you can breathe deeply and allow the universe to do the rest ;-).

    • says

      Thanks Kelly – glad you liked the pics :)

      Of course, I’m not about to go all litigious on someone’s ass for using my photo but I strongly believe it’s important to protect your content and rights to the best of your ability and power. Very often, people end up using photos simply because they just don’t know. Many of us are happy to have their photos used, but we just want to be credited – sending an email costs nothing and takes minutes and is often all it needs to resolve an issue.

  15. says

    Good post. People don’t understand copyright or even plagiarism and just steal things willy-nilly. No, if it’s on the web it’s not “free!” And it doesn’t help that copyright laws vary considerably from country to country. Anyway, I really enjoy James Peterson also – such a great writer. I actually have the book you reviewed (I have way too many cookbooks) – a very useful book. Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      Thanks so much Kitchenriffs – I couldn’t agree more. Many people just don’t know. Usually the usage of the material isn’t malicious; they just see a photo and think “ooh, must share this” and all of a sudden it starts from there. A real shame.

      So glad you like the book too – it’s so useful!

  16. says

    Protecting the images is something I have thought about a lot, and I considered watermarks, but decided against them. They will definitely spoil a photo a bit, which I dont like. But other than that – even if some website posts my photo with a watermark, I won’t get much benefit from it anyway, so why bother )

    • says

      Hey Marianna – it’s easy to say that “why bother” but I think it’s the principle of the thing. If one person steals your photo, you’re not bothered. If another person steals your photo from the first one… what about then? What about if it’s been subsequently re-stolen from 10 separate layers of people and ends up on a wallpapers site with advertising? They’re making money indirectly from your image… maybe they even sell the image? I’ve seen it happen before with people who had art on DeviantArt.

      Sure, maybe they won’t profit from it, and maybe nor are you, but it’s your property, it’s your creation – it’s important to at least make an effort to control it.

  17. Charlie says

    Helo Charles!

    Haven’t been here in a while.
    Life is just too busy for me :~(
    But so filled with blessings :~D

    You should go to this website


    Dennis is a chef, a food blogger, a great guy and very wise when it comes to boundaries on the internet.

    Have a Joyful Day :~D


  18. says

    I will need to try your tip for searching to see if any blog photos are being used by others. I do occasionally google my site name to see if my photos are being “linked” to by other sites. I did discover one on a social networking site’s food porn section. In my dayjob we are very strict with internal staff about not using any photos without copyright — so we use wikipedia a lot for presentation photos. Enjoyed your post Charles!

    • says

      Hi Barb – usually I don’t mind sites like Pinterest, Facebook and the like – I do believe such image usage would fall under fair usage, especially if it’s generating traffic for me then it’s all good! :)

  19. says

    These are some of my favorite photos yet! :) I especially like the hammer. I’m going to show these to the kids tomorrow. They will crack up. Especially Mr. N – these types of pictures are him to a “T.” I’m going to have to check out that image check trick. I never knew you could do that. And this sounds like a great book. I’ll have to pick up a copy.

    • says

      Thanks Kristy – glad you like them 😀 They were fun to make, although I’m annoyed because you can’t see the knife in the last shot clearly enough!

  20. says

    Excellent post Charles, I’ve actually been doing some research with google image search since you’ve posted it and found quite a few sites using my photos on their recipes without any attribution or links… It seems like I’ll be spending the weekend writing angry emails.
    p.s. I love all of James Peterson’s books, especially “Sauces”!

    • says

      Thanks Gourmantine – oh no! I hope you’re able to resolve the issues with other sites… that’s a real bummer!

      Thanks for the tip on “Sauces” – I’m into sauces, sounds like the kind of book I might try and get next!

  21. says

    very helpful post. I’ve heard of bloggers who’ve met with such problems, having their photos or recipes ripped off. I haven’t experienced it myself, at least I think so, will run a google image search more often now that you;ve brought up this issue. thanks for the review too, and the hilarious photos!

    • says

      Hehe, thanks Shuhan – glad you liked the photos 😀
      Good luck in your Googling too… may none of your photos be ripped off!

  22. says

    Oh no! I’ve never even thought about the potential of people taking photos and putting it else where until now, although I do have a watermark on my photos but it’s pretty easy to take out if they really wanted to. I should try your method and check some of those photos. :S

    That sounds like such a useful cookbook! Something I might need. 😉 I love your photos, I’m almost rolling around laughing because your expressions are gold! 😀

    • says

      Thanks Jenny – I hope you don’t find any of your photos somewhere else… you take such beautiful photos and it’s really annoying to see someone else decorating their site without crediting you or asking permission :)

      Glad you liked the photos!

  23. says

    I tried to post the other day and was having technical issues…on my end…but thank you so much for the tips about how to check usage on images. I’ve bookmarked this post and will check out usage. I’d thought about watermarks, but like you, didn’t want to “interrupt” the image with one and figured people will take it if they intend to use it incorrectly whether or not it has the mark. MUST check out this cookbook. Loved seeing more of you, too! :)

  24. says

    oh no! I am so sorry that happened to you. I am kinda afraid to look and see where my images are but I need to do that and soon! Gotta get that book. So glad you wrote about this

  25. says

    Did you buy the hammer specifically to match the lemons?
    Very informative post, there will always be people who take advantage of others.
    You have a very good photographer (I am assuming you did not take those photos yourself)
    Thanks for the useful book review.

  26. says

    That’s a nice review. I love reading book .. it’s my fav hobby. As for the stealing photos .. I gave u hunting and trying to shut them up! There are such cheap morons every where and I am just tired of looking. But i do as you do .. once in a while check in google image!

    • says

      Hi Kankana – it was you wasn’t it, who had all the photos stolen, right? I was trying to remember who it was? I think it was you, another person just last weekend found this same thing as well.

      You’re right – one could spend all day, every day looking – especially as our sites grow. Sometimes it’s just better to relax a bit 😀

  27. says

    Thanks for the ideas Charles. I never know who took my pictures without credit or what not… so I will have to try your trick. Thanks also for the cookbook review, I am addicted to cookbooks. Just seem can’t too have enough :-) Have a great week!

    • says

      Oops, sorry Yudith, I forgot to reply! I hope you don’t find any bad people using your photos, you always post such lovely pics!

  28. says

    Hello Charles
    Thank you for a very educational post. I didn’t know about the google tip, I use TinEye and am honestly scared every time I do it.
    I have had a blogger translate one of my recipes and use MY OWN picture on their website and used their logo to cover the water mark and the only refrence was a little line at the very end of the post linking to my home page. I was really upset and emailed them explaining how this was not acceptable. She appologized and took down the post but she ended by saying that she didn’t see why I was so upset

    • says

      Hi Sawsan – I’ve used TinEye in the past too… I think they both work quite well!

      I’m glad you were able to get it resolved, that problem you had, but “she didn’t see why I was so upset” – bah, typical… some people just don’t understand! :(

  29. Debra Kapellakis says

    yahoo! What a great read, you are funny face man, good on ya, thanks for the tips on photo stealing and what book I need…it was great…

  30. says

    Sorry you had to deal with that, but thanks for all the info. Pinterest is really upsetting a lot of photographers. Katherine saw an uncredited picture on there of Emma Watson, an actress. How could that be uncredited? It’s not like she’s that old and the photographer’s name was lost to time. Anyway, I size mine small so they won’t be used for advertisements, but I’ve never done an image check. On another note, that author rules. I have his soup book. I think it’s called Splendid Soups. Got it about 10 years ago.

    • says

      Hi Greg, thanks for your comment – I’ll have to check out his soup book – someone already mentioned his sauce book which sounds delightful!

      Good luck keeping your content safe :)

  31. says

    I recently read a news about how a wedding photographer was pilfering other photographers work and passing it on as her own. Her site was taken down overnight once an original photographer discovered the theft.

    It’s much more common than we actually think it would be. Even worse is, sometimes, it even eats your bandwidth, like yours did.

    Thanks for the great review. For the record, I don’t know how to chop a pineapple 😀

    • says

      Hi Minnie – I think I read about the same “photographer”. I found a link to her website and all the stolen photographs had been removed – good job!

      As for pineapples, you can use something like this, but I find that wastes a lot of pineapple.

      The best method to cut it is to slice off the top and the bottom, then place it upright, slice down the edges to remove the outside peel, then you should have something a bit like a cylinder. Cut the cylinder into slices so you get rings. Cut each ring into maybe 6 pieces and then make a diagonal cut to remove the core :)

  32. says

    Thanks for the photo information, Charles. I tried the Google image reader: apparently, it pulls up every image from every blog I comment on, too, because, in addition to my own photos and paintings there were quite a few others. I hope no one is stealing anything from me (because that is not nice), but it would take a lot of time to go through the 7200 images listed. I like your note superimposed on the ladybug photo.

    • says

      Hi Sharyn – it’s weird that it comes up with so many photos – it should just do a search for “similar” photos. I’m not entirely sure how they calculate what is a “similar” photo… trying to understand algorithms like that is beyond my level of technical competence alas.

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