When someone clarifies that they are being respectful, they usualy are not. - Evan Thompson
I agree with you EyeNo, I don't want this tool to be used to rip off someones work, If an image can be assumed to be public domain, then providing a link is (imho) a good wholesome practice - but not a requirement. I will do it, but I'm not going to go to any extravigant effort. However in any situation where it's obviously copyright and the owner has a right to accreditation then I try and provide that whenever possible via a return link to their site in proximity to the image and full disclosure of the images original source.
That is of course my reply to steveyoung's comment as well.
"So if I am funny you will not link to me, if I am not..."
I will return-link to you if I have used your intellectual property, I simply used PA as an example that many people would recognize. I don't know how frustrating it must be for them to see their strips included in every third blog or so. For the longest time, they placed their web-address on the artboard in addition to the copyright information because they knew that these images would be spread over the internet and the only thing they could do was hope it drove traffic back to their site. They've stopped doing that... I suppose they have plenty of visitors these days. Heh.
"I want make my site look extra cool and I need some way of getting around people who don't want me stealing their hard work".
I don't want someone stealing my hard work either, I have to make a living off of these things. But at the same time, If you put something on the internet that you don't want circulated... well... you might be dissapointed. I like to have my galleries availible to potential customers, both for the purchase of prints to an art lover and for the sale of images rights to an advertising firm. I know that some of my images are being used outside of my site and without my knowledge and permission. But I'm only going to complain if I come accross one of them and I'm not given any credit for it.
"Having said that, I would still prefer to copy the image to my site."
And that is exactly what I'm trying to achive, I'm just wanting to automate the process of snaging the image, making it easier and more enjoyable instead of the tedious task of downloading, uploading and then referencing every image.
Thanks to macmanx's link, this discussion is now purely one of principal, seeing as the script seems to work fairly well. Thanks again MM. I will use it for good and possibly for awesome.