I recently started work as a junior designer for a medium sized company that’s been running educational training courses around the country for over 10 years.
They release a quarterly magazine, and I was adding some of the articles to their website. The magazine prints in B+W, so I contacted them to get original images;
Me: Hey, do you have color versions of the images from the last issue? If you let me know what site you got them from and our account details with them I can just re-download them myself.
Client: Oh I don’t have the color versions, i just change them to black and white and save over the file. And I just got them from google images, so i’m not sure about the copyright and stuff, sorry!
If they’d been stealing the images for years, I wonder why they were always so awful.Get the Freelance Guide for 2017