Protecting images

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Post 3+ Months Ago

is there a way to stop images being stolen off your web site. i know how to disable right click but that dont stop it.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to stop them, (even with the right click disabled, there is always a way round it), from stealing them unless you watermark your images. I think you can even make trackable watermarks with technology today.
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Nope, there's no way to stop it, and disabling right click just makes people more persistent in stealing your photos :)

If you don't want images stolen, don't put them online.

There are ways around the "digital watermarks" (invisible in the image but embedded in the file).

A visible mark or overlay on top of the image may deter people though. Of course, what do you think people are going to do with your images even if they do steal them?
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ok thanks jus a customer of mine wanted to know ! thanks
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Use flash to display your photos as external files (.jpg). This will make the root folder untraceable. Even though the .swf could be downloaded from the site the photos will not. If someone still manages to find and steal your photos, they deserve them.
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Axe is correct the only way to ensure they are not stolen is never to put them online. Even flash files can be disected and saved. Remember anything that comes across the web can be saved. IMO the best deterent is to conspicuously watermark the images. Be sure to place the watermark in place that would deter cropping and make it's removal or tampering obvious. Even if it means using multiple watermarks.

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