Protect photos on website

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by bward942, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. bward942

    bward942 TPF Noob!

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    I am trying to create a website via iweb. My concern in protecting my photos from being stolen. I am aware of watermarks, slicing, services, etc and the one that intrigues me the most is placing a blank file over the real image. Supposedly this method will make the real image unreachable; when the image is right-clicked, it will be the blank.gif that can be reached.

    Is anybody aware of this? Can someone explain how to do this? Can it be done from within Photoshop or another software product?

    If you have any other suggestions, I am certainly interested in all options, but am tentatively staying away from watermarks or other things that would detract from the photo.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Breaux

    Breaux TPF Noob!

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    If you have access to the HTML code, you can disable the right-click so it brings up a message instead of the normal menu options.

    This website tells you how to access the HTML code when using iWeb: How can I edit the html code in iWEB? - Web Hosting Talk

    This website has sample javascript code to block right-clicking: no right click, disable copy and paste, secure web site

    But people can always use the "print screen" key to copy it. Anything that can be seen on the screen can be copied this way, although only at the resolution seen on the screen.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is what it really boils down to.

    There are probably billions of photos on the internet, you are probably more likely to get struck by lightning that having your photos 'stolen'.
     
  4. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

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    Great, just great...now we have to watch out for lightning too??? ;)
     
  5. Alan92RTTT

    Alan92RTTT TPF Noob!

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    If someone is intent on getting your image that you have posted on the web you can't stop them. You can make it difficult with things like disabling right click and putting a transparent image on the page.

    If they can view the image in their browser its already on their computer they just have to go find it.
     
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    :lol:
     

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