Google IMages still showing photos without copyright and name !!!! NOT HAPPY

  • 1
  • Problem
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • In Progress
Merged

This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Watermark all images for users not logged in. Thoughts?

I'm new to Pixoto but I was really surprised to see several of my photos that I uploaded ONLY to pixoto appear on google search WITHOUT my copyright name info. HOW and WHY> I already contacted Google.l How many people used these photos without cost and how would I even be able to now. Very irresponsible imho. I saw other concerns about this in your help over a year ago. I have since learned to apply the watermark but that should have been the first thing reviewed on this with with NEW users.... The worse problem is that when you click on images in google - there was NO copyright symbol and no name as we see after we upload images on pixoto. I believe pixoto needs to seriously TALK to Google. NOW. including screen shot...
Photo of Elaina Mc

Elaina Mc

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like

Posted 6 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Jasenka

Jasenka, Official Rep

  • 18218 Posts
  • 1322 Reply Likes
Hello Elaina, as much as I can see that is thumbnail that is on your portfolio (and on leaderboard) which is displayed on your profile page and on all leaderboards without watermark and your name on it. Google is showing that thumbnail (which is small in resolution).
Is any of your photos on larger then 700px resolution without watermark (if it has been applied) and your name showing on google search?
Photo of Elaina Mc

Elaina Mc

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
No website should have access to any of these photos ( no matter what size they are ) except for Pixoto because that's where I uploaded them. I have seen only small resolution thus far on Google. We are instructed to up upload without any marks of ID, so I believe we all expect the photos to be protected by this website. Who is at fault, Pixoto or Google?
Photo of Jasenka

Jasenka, Official Rep

  • 18218 Posts
  • 1322 Reply Likes
Elaina, Google is indexing images that are uploaded on all sites (Pixoto including).
Please see Pixoto Terms of Use: http://www.pixoto.com/terms

Specifically this part: "...You understand and acknowledge that any User Content contained in public postings, will be accessible to the public and could be accessed, indexed, archived, linked to and republished by others including, without limitation, appearing on other web sites and in search engine results. ..."

I hope this helps.
Photo of Elaina Mc

Elaina Mc

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
This is NOT a public site ie. social media sharing page, it's for SELLING..... and my next question is why would Pixoto require us to NOT have a watermark IF this is the case? BTW, I don't care what GOOGLE is doing - it's illegal imho.
Photo of Jasenka

Jasenka, Official Rep

  • 18218 Posts
  • 1322 Reply Likes
Hello Elaina, Pixoto is public site (anyone can see photos as thumbnails and on image detail page) and we ask users to upload photos without their watermark because user should vote for better photo regardless of who the photographer is.
Photo of Elaina Mc

Elaina Mc

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
I deleted all my images here.... there are lots of stock websites to deal with --- my copyright isn't respected here, I won't do business with you. Bad business imho. May daughter already deleted all of hers....
Photo of Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy, Official Rep

  • 764 Posts
  • 74 Reply Likes
Google should not be able to access a non-watermarked image. Period.

I am sorry you felt like your images were not being protected. If this is still an issue, it will be fixed.

I think what occurred here was once Google had crawled your images without the watermark, it had them and there was not way to remove them without breaking the original url. All future images you submitted would have been shown a watermark.

The current state of the system (and has been this way several years) for users that DO NOT have watermarking enabled is every image Google sees is watermarked EXCEPT thumbnails. We can extend this logic to thumbnails if it is not already there. I do not recall if we ever did that.

This conversation is no longer open for comments or replies.