Recently, I have seen a huge increase of people posting images on the forum they found on Google Images and writing something like this below the image;
Image Credit: Google Images
If there is one thing that you get out of this topic, let it be this;
DO NOT DO THE ABOVE!!!
So say you want to get an image of the Tigerair Boeing 737 for your feature request, so you consult your good friend Google for a picture. You search up Tigerair 737 and this is the first result.
You think perfect! and stick it in your request with Credit: Google Images below it.
Now, let’s look at this photo from the photographer’s (my) point of view.
Side Note: That is my photo, and it’s not actually on Google Images.
This is probably the best photo I have taken while plane spotting. I took an hour to edit it (no joke) and I put it on a plane spotting forum. Then, a year after I took this picture, I find it here on the IFC, with a caption saying some million dollar company took it. You can understand how I would get annoyed, especially given how long I took to edit it. However, had you taken the time see who took the photo and properly caption it with Image Credit: Kai Malcolm via planespottingforums.tk I would be much happier
Thanks for listening to my rant, and have a nice day.