Thwarting Image Theft Fact Or Fiction
Posted on 07 Sep 2000
by Jeff Howden (Jeff Howden)
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- "Cut the image up into a bunch of little pieces and then reassemble the whole thing in a table."
- "Just add this no-right-click script to your page." I'll personally put a hit out on anyone that suggests that.
- "Make the image a rollover so when they right-click they'll trigger the image to swap to something you don't mind them stealing."
- "What about password protecting the image directory?" Never mind that the browser isn't going to know the password so it won't be able to load the images onto the page to begin with.
- "Position a layer over the image so they can't right click on it."
- "There's this nifty plug-in from Clever Content that makes it impossible to take the images. It even dissables the 'print screen' button." Yeah right, and you're system stability goes down the crapper, too. Not to mention most people aren't going to install the damn thing to begin with. In most cases the point of a website is to include the largest number of people with as few obstacles as possible. I'd say this plug-in goes against that full-steam.
- And on and on and on and on...
Just my 2¢,.jeff
- Images for the web are not suitable for printing due to a much lower dpi.
- You can place a visible watermark on your image that would be difficult for most users to remove.
- Allow the user to view thumbnails, but require registration for the full-blown size.
- And more...