How to find the source of an uncredited image

I unfollow lazy leachers on Tumblr, Pinterest, and other platforms who don’t credit image sources or reblog uncredited images without doing the simple research to find their origin. Doing the research is often a quick and easy job with tools like TinEye or Google’s Search by Image. Here’s how:

  1. Install Jarred Bishop’s excellent img-src bookmarklet, or a browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, Safari), or simply enter the image URL into Search by Image.
  2. The largest or oldest image in the results is usually the first one posted on the web.
Of course, this method is not foolproof, but it works so often that there’s really no excuse not to credit image sources. Don’t break the chain of source information and don’t tolerate chain-breakers. You have the power to make the web a better place.

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    Yes. Good, good. All good. LINK YOUR SOURCES.
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    With great power comes great responsibility.
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