I’m posting this since a lot of people don’t source images. It may be because they don’t know the source, or they’re just rude, but either way artists deserve to be credited when their art is posted on other websites.
If you want to post a picture, but don’t know the source, SauceNao has a source-finding tool that allows you to right-click a picture and choose from 4 different websites in order to find the original source: SauceNao, IQBD, TinEye, and Google.
For anime-related images, and Pixiv/Drawr images, SauceNao and IQDB seem to be the most reliable. After that, Google, however it will give you results other than the original post of the image, so you’re going to have to use common sense. TinEye is the least reliable, and should really only be used if the other three don’t work. It almost never works for me, however. It’s better for real images.
There are also some places you should never source to, unless you absolutely cannot find the original source. These include:
- Sankaku Channel
- AND weheartit
These are sites where people who are usually not the original artist upload pictures. However, sometimes the pictures uploaded to these sites will have a link to the original artist’s page, so look for that.
There’s really no excuse for not sourcing something. People put serious time and effort into the things they draw, and I’m sure they’d find it hurtful to see something of theirs posted without credit. If you see someone post something without credit, you should reblog it and add the proper credit, which you can probably find by using this tool. It may make you look like an asshole, but it’s the right thing to do.
everyone that follows me, please take a good long hard look at this post
fucking live by this shit ok
i am so sick of seeing unsourced art all over my dash
CREDIT IS SO IMPORTANT I CAN’T EVEN. Seriously I can’t express how much it bothers me when I see uncredited work ANYWHERE, but it really hurts me when I see it on tumblr.
I feel like there is so excuse to have uncredited work on sites anymore. It’s up to us to make a difference :C every time we post or even just reblog uncredited work, we contribute to this epidemic of undervalued work that completely alienates the creator for the work. CREDIT IS IMPORTANT.