I really don't think there's a way around screen capture software. From what I can tell, it stores what is (or was) on the screen in memory. It's really cool.......if you're the one using it.
I'm a web developer and I've seen so many ways people and companies try to block image thieft. I can take an image off the web no matter how protective the webmaster is on the images.
Only true way to prevent image thieft is to gouge out the viewers eyes and cut off their hands or just not show an image all together; but I like the first suggestion.
Here's a solution
How about this?
1) Make people register to use your site and provide a credit card.
2) Validate the card.
3) Keep all important images in a database, and at the moment they are requested, use php or asp to digitally watermark them with the session GUID, date, and ip address of the client.
4) If you find 1000 copies of your photo on MySpace, you could theoretically read the digital watermark on each one, to not only prove it is yours, but to trace each copy back to the original session during which it was downloaded from your server. Since your terms of service and copyright law prohibits them from uploading the image, or sending it in an e-mail... they're pretty much guilty.
At this point you could go ahead and charge them 5 bucks per copy. Let them take you to court to get their money back.
testing all images
i am testing all images thread of graphics
hai this is my test replay to you
graphics only work in the coffee lounge.
Originally Posted by rhsunderground
so as not to bog down the forums anywhere else. the lounge is, of course, the only forum that would have a need for images besides the graphics forum, due to its laid-back atmosphere.
That's a little excessive, and would annoy the customer a lot.
Originally Posted by dharveyd
I have been to a couple of web pages where the right click is disabled, where would I find the html to add on my pages and where on the page do I add it?
Can someone help me with this or direct me where to go?
Thanks for the info that you all have posted.
Read through the above info on how absolutely useless that is and what you should be doing that is effective.
Originally Posted by southgirl
Thank you for explaining this image thing to me and you have all helped, thanks again
As bad as 'right-click & copy' stealing of images is, -there is another kind of 'theft' of images... benign hotlinking, but bandwidth theft is theft nonetheless!
If you are paying for monthly bandwidth useage and have large numbers of images, -you should be concerned. You may be paying for someone else's enjoyment of YOUR hard work. Someone else may be profiting from your hard work with no credit or renumeration to you.
You do not actually 'take' the image from the host, but instead, a person can 'hotlink' to it from your site! This causes increased bandwidth useage from the original host's ("your") site. Case in point, some 'free hosts' like geocities do not approve of 'hotlinking' to images in their domain from other domains because they are 'paying' for your 'free hosting'. -But they probably do not mind if you are paying for your hosting and your site is being hotlinked abroad... increased bandwidth useage is only good for them, even if it is not authorized by you/your client.
A way to STOP this bandwidth theft is with htaccess. Here is a tutorial from one such site, and it even gives you a place to verify that what you have done is working to prevent your images from being 'hijacked' via hotlinking...
Also read this:
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