View Full Version : Protecting Pictures

Jul 16th, 2002, 07:39 AM
How do I protect the Images on my site so that no one can right click and steal them?! Plase help! Thanks!:rolleyes:


Jul 16th, 2002, 08:49 AM

Jul 16th, 2002, 09:08 AM
Well, there is no perfect way to protect your images. If somebody wants a pic real bad he can do it.

Jul 16th, 2002, 09:37 AM

If you want to protect your images don't upload em. :D

Seriously, you could watermark them. Add something to the image that effectivly spoils it for any other use, maybe your initials.

No right click scripts are fine but save as pulls the pictures to the hard drive anyway. If watermarking is not your thing then consider having images show in a popup with no tool bar etc and have a no right click script in place within that window. Should make it harder for the images that are not watermarked to be copied.

Jul 16th, 2002, 02:54 PM

Jul 16th, 2002, 04:06 PM
I'm posting this guide not fo encourage people steal other's content, but to show that any attempt to "protect" anything that goes client way is an ABSOLUTE waste of time. If moderator finds this post inappropriate, please remove it.

How To borrow image from a web site.

Right Click on the picture and use Save As....
If Right Click does not bring the pop-up menu or image changes on mouseover
{ If you have a Gekko browser (NS6+ Mozilla)
{ If the page does not open in anything other than IE go to Other Methods.
{ Wait for page to load (in case it only loads images when
JavaScript is enabled)
Edit -> Preferencies->Advanced->Scripts&Windows->Enable Javascript-> Off
Right Click on the picture and use Save As....
Other Methods:
Hit PrintScreen/SysRq key.
Open Paint
Select "Paste" from the Edit menu.
If the image does not show
{ that means the web site floods your clipboard with gibberish
Download one of the screen capturing utilities like SnagIt (http://download.com.com/3000-2192-10114575.html)
Install it and anything that you see, now you can get

Jul 16th, 2002, 09:20 PM

....That was my first question here!

After a bunch of ideas from the team here, and a couple of really neat scripts, I gave it away as being impossible.

I have gone the way of "very" low res pics with a watermark on them.

Seems to work too, since the site has been live, the photographers sales have increased and he is getting invites to more (Drag racing) meets.

Good luck with the project.


Jul 16th, 2002, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by ronaldb66
http://www.continue.to/hope :D;)

Jul 17th, 2002, 06:32 AM
Although I haven't used it myself I think there is a plugin for photoshop which turns images into colored cells in a table which make it look the same.

I'm not saying that this is the best alternative but it may be worth looking into.

By the way stopping right click does nothing. If I see a picture I like I just click and drag in photoshop or Xara X which are usually open and make my own version, but I could just as easily drag and drop a picture onto windows desktop.

If you are going to use no-right click make sure it is both onMouseDown and OnMouseUp as it will effectively stop a majority of internet users.

Well that's my 2 cents....I'm kent Brockman Goodnight.