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Literature Previews, DDs, and You

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 2:33 PM
Introducing a new policy regarding Literature Gallery DD features.

While not everyone uses preview images and they're not technically part of the work, we're going to require that preview images be properly credited for future features. This does include preview images you've customized that use texture or other such resources.

An important note: Not all images are stock. If an image isn't stock and you want to use it as your preview, please make sure that you've obtained explicit permission from the artist. We will also accept previewed stories that were done for a picture-based prompt if the prompter asked permission to use those images. Of course, you'll need to link to the prompt in your comments.

**Also, if you are using credited stock but the stock terms say it's not to be used like that, someone—okay, it's me—is going to tell the stock creator. Please respect people who put up these resources and read their own rules before using. I've seen a few that were posted only for reference purposes and plenty that are only for non-commercial use. Fine print, it eats faces.

If you want your story to be considered for a DD and you're using a preview image:

  • You need to credit your image sources by at least linking to the stock artist's page or the website you got it from (such as dreamstime or Stock Exchange).
  • Using your own art? Say so. (Note: if it's just text you typed up on a plain background, you're in the clear.)
  • Using non-stock images with the original artist's permission? Say so. For bonus points, include a link to the comment where they say it's cool. ;p
  • Is your piece for an image-based prompt? Link to that prompt. If the prompt creators didn't ask permission to use the image, or the image is from Google, this will cause problems. At the end of the day, the best thing you can do is get permission yourself.
  • One last reminder: Google is NOT a legitimate stock source. FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?


If you see something you'd like to suggest and the author is using an improperly credited preview, you're welcome to link them here or otherwise encourage them to remove their preview.


Literature CV DD suggestion guidelines

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Questions? Ask away!



Edit: one more point added, thanks `JayBobGfeller for reminding me.

FAQ #63: What sort of things can I use for Preview images? ...it's not that new. I lie.

Introducing a new policy regarding preview usage in literature DD features. Yes, this probably affects you. Read it and spread the wooooord!

Thank you ^SanguineVamp for letting me shamelessly appropriate your guidelines :love:
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Writer
You think we can start using this everywhere?

Also, Jimmy Fallon nostalgia everywhere.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Tina Fey, it should be everywhere. :nod:
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Writer
And Jimmy Fallon on Weekend Update. I watched that every Saturday. It was the oldest grownup's show I was allowed to watch at the time. :grump:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol:
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:iconrussias-maid:
Russias-Maid Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't even know how you put the preview image up! Do you have to be Premium?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No :) If you use the old Submit (go to the Submit dropdown > Submit Art), you get the option to add a preview when you upload text.
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:iconrussias-maid:
Russias-Maid Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oooohh, thank you!
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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DamonWakes Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Writer
This might be kind of a dumb question, but is there a problem with using non-commercial only stock for a DD literature preview? I can't tell if you mention it because it's an issue when used for that specific purpose, or just because, while you're on the topic, it's something people should be aware of in general. I know things posted here generally won't be commercial, but figured I should check in case there was something different about DDs that I hadn't considered.

All in all, though, great advice. People should really be making an effort to draw attention to other people's work when they use it, let alone simply sticking to the rules that were set. :p If it was good enough for you to borrow, surely it's good enough to deserve a mention in the description?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mention it because of that latter thing, yeah. Go ahead and make it your preview here (for a non-PCP story), but make sure you double-check permissions before publishing offsite. (Some stock even says dA only.)

Yes, seriously!
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