How to make web pictures un-saveable?

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  1. Darton

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    How can I setup my pictures where they can't be saved off of my website by people who: right click>save as?
     
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    I'm not sure, but for an example check out www.f1.com, it shows up with a message saying No due to .....
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    impossible
    the image has to be saved and loaded to the computer to be displayed anyway - so I just got to the webtemp folder and there is your photo -- or I press PrtScr

    After that I have your photo - big watermarks can often be removed and defeat the point of showing a photo on the net.
    All you can do is only upload small (under 1000 pixels) low res copies to limit what people can do with the shots. A small watermark with your name and/or webpage for people to find you if your work does a tour of the net.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are plenty of ways to add protection for your images...but there are always ways around it for people who know how to do it.

    As mentioned, one of the best protections is to keep your images small and low rez...suitable only for web viewing. Then they won't be of much use for someone to go out of their way to steal them from you.

    If you are just looking to keep the casual viewer from saving your images, try a flash gallery or something like that. Check out Simpleviewer.
     
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    That type of protection may work in Internet Explorer, but not in Firefox. You'll still get the warning, but you'll also get the pop up allowing you to either directly save the image, or view only the image and then save it.
     
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    you can mke your images a smaller resoloution and file size, also put your name or mark over part of the picture so it deters people-nothing will work fully though
     
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    A simple way is to layer a transparent png over them. Any right-click, save-as will end up saving the transparent png.
     
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    I had never hear of that! How is that done?
     
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    Not gonna stop anybody from stealing the photo any more than those pop-up boxes when you right click.
     
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    you put your photo as background image in your html page: <td background="images/photo.jpg">
    then put the transparant .gif or .png in that same cell/table/whatever but with regular img tags: <img src="dummy.gif" width="100" height="100">. 100 is to be replaced by the exact size of your photo.
     
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    Protecting images on the web is sort of like installing a security system on your home. It may stop the less knowledgeable thief and it may slow down a good thief, but if you know what you are doing, you can always get around it. The low res image file doesn't do it either. I have seen clients make prints on their inkjet from those and hang them on the wall also. They only look worse than a high res file. It does not seem to matter to them however. I have found that a watermark is usually the best bet, but that is also removable.
     

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