I am setting up an art website. I want to protect my photographs. Whats the code that keeps you from highlighting an image, right clicking an image, copying an image, etc.
- no right-click script
This prevents people from downloading the image when they right click on it.
- Shrink wrapping
This hides the image by letting the thief download something other than what they are trying to download.
This puts information on the image itself, so when they download it, they have your copyright information right on it.
Flash makes it more difficult to steal images.
But all of these methods can be circumvented. If you absolutely can't afford to let your images get stolen, you shouldn't post them on the Web.
My solution is to not worry too much about it. I don't upload high quality images, so they can't be printed (or at least not well). And I hope that people don't take my photos and make money from them.
More Image Protection Resources
- How to Protect Digital Photos
- One Thing HTML Can't Do is Protect Online Images
- How do you protect images on your Web pages?
- How to Fight Copyright Violations
What do you use to protect your images?
As I said, I tend to protect my images by only loading low resolution pictures (and by only being a mediocre photographer <grin>). How do you protect your photos online? Let us know by posting in the comments or answering Theanimal031's post.