You may have noticed by now that I’m extremely iffy with sources. Unsourced photos or fan art I reblog in my personal will usually warrant a Google reverse-image-search so I can add the correct source. I especially do this if the poster stole it from an artist/graphics blog already on tumblr.
So it’s a little embarrassing that I have missourced some cosplays from a fake account. This Mukuro and this Kazuki are by Kennfunni and not by the faker I have now reported. I could have sourced them properly had I been more careful (there was a signature/link in them after all). I got too dependent on CURE being the original source. Oh well. I’ve sourced them now, but if I did them wrongly, please inform me.
On Reverse Image Search
Okay, here’s a little something on “reverse image search”. It’s basically done on a search engine, but instead of using keywords or a url, you use a photo to search for its source. This is hard if there are numerous posts of it online, but if it’s on deviantart or the search engine you’re using is a site-specific one, then chances are you’ll find the original easily.
If you’re curious on how to reverse-image-search, just go to Google Images and click that photo button inside the search bar and paste the photo link (which you can copy off the photo by right clicking and pressing “copy image link”). If the image has been edited or cropped, you can click one of the image suggestions to search again
Other sites are Tineye for general images, IQDB for anime/manga/doujin (might be NSFW!) and SauceNAO for Pixiv images and anime/manga/doujin (SauceNAO requires that you save the image and reupload it; also sometimes NSFW). I also have this add-on which allows me to right click images and just click one of these to automatically search the image. However, I have no idea where I got it. I’ll post it once I find it.
And please source things you post. If it has a watermark with a tumblr url, it’s better you don’t post it. It’s obviously already on tumblr. If it’s from weheartit and zerochan… don’t post it at all! Those sites are hotbeds for stolen photos, artwork and fan art. Deviantart also has art thieves, so be careful.
Anyway, sorry for the huge block of text.