i just wanted to clarify some things
artists know the risk they are taking when they post their art online. people are inevitably going to take it apart, color edit it, flip it around or otherwise post it uncredited.
saying that an artist shouldn’t post their work if they don’t…
This is exactly right.
It’s also worth mentioning that in this time and economy, an artist would find it extremely difficult to make a living without an online portfolio of some kind.
Those who say that “if artists don’t want their work stolen, they should not post it” are completely ignoring this reality.