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Protecting your Photos Online
Posted 5/10/08
Watermark would be the most easiest way to protect it online
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Posted 5/12/08

BB2B wrote:

Mods, I'm sorry if you don't like this. But this is an increasing problem for many people who want to publish their artwork, photography, and other pictures online.

What is a reliable image hosting site that protects your uploaded images? By protected, I mean not allowing anyone to right click and access either the 'save' function or 'save as' function.

Some people find that it is too much trouble to worry about these things. There was a man in (I think) New York. He posted up his artwork (it was beautiful, I saw it) to a image hosting site that didn't protect the images. A man in China took the images and published them in book format. He made hundreds of dollars off this guy's work. He never went to jail or paid a fine or anything.


Then damn that Chinese Idiot, and no I'm not being Racist.
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Posted 5/15/08
Disabling the "right-click" feature to save an image is browser-related based on how the site chooses to display its images. Regardless of what script you use, the image to be displayed still uses PNG, JPEG, GIF, or any other related HTML compatible image file to display the image, which can easily be interpreted by the browser to allow it to enable the "right-click save" feature.

Embedding the images into the site's script is tedious and may even cause the system to crash, given the multitude of images placed on the network, and it will also require lots of re-writes to the script, as far as the uploading process is concerned.

Instead of script changes, the task is left up to the owner of the image to be uploaded to protect their own work by using watermarks or by downsizing the image to the point where it can't be used in large formats.

Snow-chibi just posted a work of mine from DeviantArt, which features a double watermark and a downsized image file from an original 300dpi, 3000x2800 resolution image to a 72dp, 800x600 image. Point be told, you can never trust the internet, so be vigilant in protecting your own interests. Online services can only help you to a certain extent, but you still have to go further in protecting your own works.
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Posted 5/15/08
You could always just watermark them. Alot of people do that.
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25 / F / United States
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Posted 7/14/08
I agree watermarking seems like the best option.
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22 / F / Texas
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Posted 7/14/08
watermark it.
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