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What's your first thought when you see a manipulation with no credits listed? Just something that personally bugs me. 

48%
339 deviants said Credits are a must at all times for manipulation, even if their own, they should say that
23%
162 deviants said They used their own stock
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136 deviants said They didn't credit the rightful owners of the stock
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42 deviants said They used non-stock material to make it
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22 deviants said Other? Comments please

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:iconwicasawakan:
I'm scared to check my stock account today. I haven't checked it in months. I'm sure I'll find people who have used my stock and haven't credited me or they are selling prints without permission.
I actually think, to be safe, they should always comment where the stock came from. Even if it's your own.
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:iconfrozenstarro:
FrozenStarRo Dec 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean :hug:
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Nirelstock Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I do first assume that the people forgot to credit the stock (i mean, if its just a little manipulation maybe not (more like a retouch), but if its a detailed manip than i assume that it is unlikely that all the pieces are of their own stock. SO I most of the time ask, or tell them they should add credits (if its obvious it is stock).

There is one artist out there where I really wonder, he is quite known, but there never are any credits. So i am very unsure.
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FrozenStarRo Nov 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I think I have an idea who that might be :)
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:icontabsalee:
I haven't done one for a long time, but what I do so that I can remember is this...
When I save the stock photo from DA if the stockers name is not in the file name I add it when I save the image to my computer. That way when I use it I can see the stockers name right there- example 'modelbytree22byJOEBLOWSTOCK' then when I'm working on the manip I keep a notepad file open and add the stockers name & link to the text file. When I am ready to post the manip I just copy all the credit info from notepad into DA.
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FrozenStarRo Nov 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's true, most dA stocks have by_username in the filename when saving. If they don't, I just add it in myself :)
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Iarendiel Nov 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
If I use my own stock, I don't typically mention it simply because my stock is not for use. I don't want people using my personal stuff, since I am an artist outside of DA, and my page is not a stock page and shouldn't be viewed as such. But if I use other people's stuff, I definitely give them credit for it.
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FrozenStarRo Nov 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
mentioning you used your own resources doesn't mean others will use it. I mean what could they use really? It's not like anyone is gonna hack your computer to take them from your hard drive ^^;
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Iarendiel Nov 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
I guess the point I was trying to make is that when someone doesn't credit stock or material from someone else, then it is implied (to me, at least) that the stuff is their own. To actually point out that you are using your own material (which I personally think is ridiculously redundant), says to me that you have something more to offer others, or that you are giving people the opportunity to grab said material and cut it up and use those said materials for their own. Sometimes I think people tend to sweat the small stuff, instead of just enjoying the artwork for what it is. I mean, I guess I'm just baffled people will actually look at a piece of my art, and when they don't see me credit my own material (and I always credit the stuff that belongs to others), say to themselves ("Ugh, I can't believe they worked so hard on this piece and didn't bother to tell me which stuff is actually theirs!") :D
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FrozenStarRo Dec 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
it's not ridiculous, it's being on the safe side.
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