I suppose this is my own fault for not noticing it sooner.
Every time you view a photo album uploaded by someone to Facebook, there is an option there to “Post Album to Profile.” What this does is allow someone to take your photo album and post it to their Facebook profile. And rather than properly credit it, the album appears on that person’s profile credited to that person. I’m really unhappy that someone posts MY album to THEIR profile and then gets comments praising the photos.
Of course this goes with the territory. There are zillions of web sites that allow people to post their digital photos online and relatively few of them protect those uploads in any way. I suppose given the original concept of Facebook, it would be natural for someone to post pictures of their Auntie Grizelda or some kegger or their dog humping a turtle and then their family or friends might want to include those on their profile as well.
So perhaps I shouldn’t be so cheesed off about this. Maybe I should take it as a compliment that someone likes my photos enough to want to steal them and claim them as her own? Hell no!
But I think I will be posting far fewer photos to Facebook in the future.