I understand that sometimes you find a photo on weheartit and you don’t know where it came from, but you get excited and repost it. But if the owner of that photo actually sees it and lets you know that they don’t want people reposting it, please be classy about it.
Please understand that they are not accusing you of claiming to have taken the photo yourself. They just know that someone (not necessarily you) cropped off the watermark and reposted it without permission, and now they want to undo the damage.
And please don’t be like parrilla.af and post it AGAIN just to be “a rebel.” You are not a rebel. You are not fighting for a just cause. You are being a disrespectful jerk.
Respect photographers and artists. Don’t repost without permission.
And for goodness sake, don’t save photos from a den of thieves like weheartit and expect that all the photos there are shared with permission.
IMMEDIATE DISCLAIMER: Do not go and give this account shit on Instagram or anything. If anything, this is a lesson to me to watermark all my edits, not just some. BUT DO NOT GO ON INSTAGRAM AND GIVE THIS ACCOUNT SHIT
I’m not reposting this for the sake of more notes. I’m not reposting this for the sake of people seeing it with a different filter. I’m posting what I found in my explore page on Instagram. I don’t have an Instagram fan account, this is my only fan account in fact, so I’m not going to get my Instagram involved. But when I see my own edits with a filter slapped on and someone else’s watermark, that isn’t okay. I thought I could leave one edit without a watermark, but I’m now seeing that it was a mistake. Please listen, just for a second.
I don’t mind if you repost my edits on different social media, as long as you give creds. When you take an edit, and not only not give creds, but slap a filter on it and think that gives you the right to call it your own, that isn’t okay. This could be an extreme coincidence, but I’ve overlaid them and they’re exactly the same, except for the filter. That would be a hell of a coincidence. Just please don’t do it, I put effort into these, and I don’t do it just to have people slap a watermark of their own on it and call it theirs. If you want to repost my shit, give creds.
I don’t want this to come off harsh, and I’m not trying to sound like a raging bitch. Don’t give this account shit or anything. That’s not what I’m trying to say here, and if you do, I will take no responsibility for it or say that it was okay. I’m just trying to say that even though I’ve said this before, do not repost my edits without creds from now on. And by no means is this the only account that has done this. It’s just the only one I’ve seen that has put its watermark on it, and that got to me. Remember, do NOT give this account shit, I don’t want that to happen. I’m just here spreading awareness because I’m not the only one that has had this happen to them. Thank you if you read this far.