I have told my client several times that we can’t just Google an image and plug that on our website or printed materials. Yet, she still does.
Finally, we saw some backlash because of it. A large newspaper called us and told our eMedia specialist that if we didn’t take a certain image down, they would sue us. I thought for sure this would teach the client. Instead, she told him to Google another image to replace it with.
Me: I will just need a vector file of your logo before I can get those mock-ups going for you.
Client: Here is my logo. Could you also remove the text off of the logo?
Me: Sure. This is a jpeg though. I will need a vector file for printing and to remove the text.
Client: Can’t you just add a new layer and paint over it?
Me: Well, yes, I suppose. But I will still need the vector file for printing, this image isn’t high enough resolution for what you’re looking to print.
Client: Can’t you just turn the resolution up in Photoshop?
Me: It doesn’t work that way. The image will still be low quality and pixilated.
Client: Well I’m not at home right now so I can’t send you the file. Just go on Google Images and look for it, that’s how I found it.