Link: http://tomswoope.com/ or http://www.on3images.com/
Google Page: https://plus.google.com/112286953875739171750/about?gl=us&hl=en
You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tomswoopetv
On3 Images by Tom Swoope has been caught red handed not only stealing photographs but also stealing text as well. By the time I was contacted, he was quickly removing the stolen goods but the internet learns quickly and people have been screen capturing and sending it along to me. When confronted, Tom alleged that the Web Designer did it (of course) but it doesn’t explain how the watermarks got removed. There is also the problem with the fact that he claims he does web design so one would think even if he didn’t do his own that he would have been combing over things with a fine toothed comb if he outsourced it. Beyond that, the images that were stolen had the SAME NAME as the source where they were stolen from, that’s kind of too much of a coincidence.
Before going further, I suggest you watch this You Tube video is from one of the people he stole from outlining all of the things that were stolen and the sources. UPDATE: You Tube removed the video. It’s now reuploaded to Facebook.
Now onto the pictures…
The original images and blog post on Natalie Franke Photography.
The stolen image on the On3 Images website’s wedding gallery.
Seen again on his website under the Investment page as well.
Another image on the same blog post from Natalie Franke Photography.
Seen here again on On3 Images website.
The original images on Jake Holt Photography’s website.
Seen on On3 Images website.
The Google Place page for On3 Images. As you will see, Natalie Franke’s image is the main image for this page, which we’ve shown as stolen above.
Another stolen image on the google page from Raw Photo Design.
Yet another image stolen on the Google Place page from Raw Photo Design.
Another set of images stolen from Jay Premack Photography as seen on the Google Place page.
A sample of what was on his Facebook Page before it was taken down by Facebook, as you can see, there were more stolen images with his watermark on them.
Now that my wedding edit from Saturday is exporting I decided to check out and see how much of the word content on On3 Images site was stolen. It didn’t take long to find the answer to that.
The bio on La Dolce Vita’s website.
The intro to the wedding section on On3 Images site – looks familiar, yes?
I also found his Smugmug Gallery, which also has stolen goods.
Here is the image on On3’s Smugmug gallery as a sample from the photo booth. Before I hear the requisite “oh that’s a sample Smugmug left” I want to nip that in the bud. Here you will see this image used for the local Fox Best of Competition. Here they are using the image on their Yelp Page. He’s also using it on his LinkedIn Profile.