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AIBU or is this cheeky?

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Bulldogclip Wed 08-Jul-15 16:58:05

I took some photos at a get together at the weekend. I put them on FB and tagged the people in it. One of the tagged people has used one of my pics as their profile pic without so much as a "like" or asking permission on mine. Lots of their friends are now commenting on their picture that it's a "brilliant shot" and their silence (rather than crediting me) is making people think they took it! This hasn't happened to me before (keen amateur photographer). Am I really going to have to water mark all my photos?!

TravellingToad Wed 08-Jul-15 16:59:23

You're crazy.

Jewels234 Wed 08-Jul-15 16:59:59

YABU. If you have nothing more than this to worry about consider yourself lucky.

MrsHathaway Wed 08-Jul-15 17:00:06

That is cheeky. Comment on it: "Thanks! I'm really pleased with how it came out."

ChuffinAda Wed 08-Jul-15 17:00:24

It is galling isn't it

I'd comment on it in a PA manner 'its great seeing so many people like the photo I took of you. I'm rather pleased with it aren't you?'

NoArmaniNoPunani Wed 08-Jul-15 17:00:32

Is it a picture of the person?

0x530x610x750x630x79 Wed 08-Jul-15 17:00:38

i would put a comment in "glad you all like my pic, you can get originals from me"

smellsofsick Wed 08-Jul-15 17:00:51

It's social media, it's a free for all.

Jewels234 Wed 08-Jul-15 17:01:12

Seriously?! People don't think the OP needs to get a life?!

Jackie0 Wed 08-Jul-15 17:01:44

Tagging is sharing.
Putting it on fb is sharing anyway.
The pic is of them ? Or a scenry shit or something?

BeansInBoots Wed 08-Jul-15 17:02:03

I think this is mad!
If you took the photo in a mildly 'professional' capacity, then it should be watermarked.

If it was taken as a 'normal' shot, which by the sounds of it it was- they can do whatever they want with it on fb..

KillmeNow Wed 08-Jul-15 17:02:35

Why not put something on their page to draw attention to the fact you took the photo.

Im not very tactful in writing but something like " Glad to see you using the photo I took at the weekend- Im quite proud of myself too " or something like that.

I dont think its too PA to do this but maybe someone else will have a better way of phrasing it.

Jackie0 Wed 08-Jul-15 17:02:37

Shot !!!!!!!!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 08-Jul-15 17:02:46

Jewels, no I agree, a life needed definitely ! Don't post on social media of you don't want your pictures shared.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 08-Jul-15 17:03:03

YABU. It's a picture. It's social media.

cuntycowfacemonkey Wed 08-Jul-15 17:03:19

Eh? Does it really matter?

MovingStress Wed 08-Jul-15 17:03:47

I'm guessing it is a picture of them - so fairly obvious they didn't take it?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 08-Jul-15 17:03:56

Killme if I saw someone post that on someone else's profile picture id giggle to myself and think 'what a loser'

glitteryflange Wed 08-Jul-15 17:04:29

I thought once uploaded to social media you forgo any 'rights'
I could be wrong. Would welcome the proof to prove me wrong.

And if you watermark your pics you are being ridiculous and precious. Lighten up!

fieldfare Wed 08-Jul-15 17:04:32

You shared it on social media and tagged the person in it. The photo is of them. Yabu.

WorktoLive Wed 08-Jul-15 17:04:36

Did you ask their permission before you published pictures of them grin.

Commonasgravy Wed 08-Jul-15 17:04:48

If it was just a get together of family/friends and you took some photos then yabu. I take photos on special occasions / get togethers - friends and family sometimes use the pictures I took as a profile picture and I've never once felt they should need to ask permission :S
Unless the photo doesn't have the person in it and is of scenery ? If so just pop a comment on it if you want to 'claim' it it.

DorisLessingsCat Wed 08-Jul-15 17:05:31


Really. You need some perspective.

Samcro Wed 08-Jul-15 17:05:45

I often nick my sons photo's but I ways credit him, my friend did the same (even gave him money cos she loved one pic so much)
its rude

AnotherEmma Wed 08-Jul-15 17:06:10

I would just comment with something like "Glad you all like the photo" with a smiley face.
Makes the point without labouring it.

But if they're personal, not professional photos, it's really not a big deal. Facebook is for sharing. If you don't want your photos to be shared or reused, don't put them on Facebook.

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