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I am soon to begin getting a website together to show and advertise my work but I am concerned about picture security, as to show picture quality I do want to use high res scans. I know there is a way to stop people copying your work but I would like the details, can anyone help me with this? Thanks, Steve.
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The java code to disable right clicking works to a point, but there is usually a way round it. The user can always View->Source to look at the HTML then just copy the URL of the .JPG file and get the image that way. I have seen a system that automatically slices your image into hundreds of small ones, then displays them in a table, which means the user would only be able to get small chunks. However, if the photo fits on the screen the user can always do a screen grab....
The best way is to write some subtle copyright text straight across the photo.
If you e-mail me I can let you have my java (Right click disable) as a Word doc which you can then insert your own warning message.You can then turn it int an .html doc which looks like a blank page but when you insert a image the java will work it's magic. If you use PS6 you can also slice the image in IMAGE READY to make it more difficult to reassemble. Just remember that the only real safe way to protect your images is to never upload them to the web in the first place. - nothing is foolproof.
I wonder whether the right-click disable will work with Internet Explorer 6, which ships with Windows XP.
When you hover the mouse over an image, a floating toolbar appears automatically (you don't have to right click) with buttons to save the image, use as background etc.
I haven't tried it with IE6 but I know it is OK with 5.5. I am sure there is something that would work with a little thought and headache.
The image is stored in the browser cache anyway so disabling right click achieves nothing really, you can also do a screen copy.
The best option is to reduce the resolution and image size to the minimum compatible with a fair screen image, say 500x400Px at 72ppi.
Then any hard copies would be fairly small and would not be worth enlarging as the image quality would deteriorate rapidly.
500x400 Px is about 7x5" at 72ppi not very good resolution, or 1.6x1.3" at 300ppi rather small?
OK I know you can interpolate the data but you can't put back what was not there originally, so no one is going to make much money from yopur pix.
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