The internet makes it inherently difficult for photographers to protect their images from theft and illicit use, but Shutterstock Reveal is a new browser extension that helps ethical image users to stay away from copyright-protected content. The extension, which is compatible with Google Chrome, uses Shutterstock's artificial intelligence to recognize images in Google Image searches as copyrighted, and it provides users with visually similar alternatives.
Since Shutterstock Reveal is a browser extension, it automatically runs in the background while users are browsing. That makes it far more convenient to use than having to have a separate app open.
The tool not only helps people to be respectful of the work that photographers put into their images, but it also keeps people safe from potential lawsuits over the illegal use of copyright materials while providing safe alternatives.