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Old Feb 24, 2003, 12:17 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows how steve-digicams protects his images from being downloaded to my computer? I would like to do this to my images too.
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 12:33 AM   #2
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Here's a dirty little secret about the web. If you can see the pictures, they are already on your computer.

You aren't going to have much luck 'protecting' your pictures from someone determined to get them. (It doesn't take a Masters in Computer Science to figure out how to get around Javascript blocks.)
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 12:47 AM   #3
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but do you know the technique or program used to protecte them?
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 12:49 AM   #4
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View->Source

That will give you the code that Steve uses to block the right-click button. Just search for the message.

Note: I did not tell you this...
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 9:13 AM   #5
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Check otu this link. It goes into a lot of detail on how to protect images on a web site. Everything from free to expensive and annoying (but guarenteed to stop all but the most persistant person):

http://www.wildlifephoto.net/article...rotection.html

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Old Feb 24, 2003, 11:58 AM   #6
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...guarenteed to stop all but the most persistant person...
That is almost as good as the guarentee offered by the Church of the Subgenius: "Eternal Salvation or Triple Your Money Back"

The only way to keep someone from stealing your images off the web is to not put them on the web. The biggest problem with the protection schemes is that they give a false sense of security. The various proteciton schemes will work for the computer illiterate - until they talk to the 12 year-old next door.
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 12:43 PM   #7
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Here's how: Reduce the image to 800x600 (or smaller) and compress it to the point that you just start to get Jpeg artifacts, hence making it useless for serious printing or viewing.

You could also use water marks do-able in PSP6+.
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 5:08 PM   #8
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Agree with Bill as the only way to protect them is not put them online. If the image fits on the screen, all you need to do is do a Print Screen and whatever's on the screen is in your clipboard. Another way is to go to Windows/Temporary Internet Files and look for the JPGs that are from the site that you visited (the URLs are also listed).

I posted this not to show how it's done, but how easily it can be done for those who don't realize this, and anyway it's public knowledge.
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 6:19 PM   #9
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Images..schmages

You are putting them up to be seen. Someday, Art Wolfe will retire...and someone else will "step up". If none of your images
are "up" how will they (or you!) become "known".

That said, it is quite easy to "protect them" (God forbid one
of your images should fall onto the cover of Time or National
Geographic...horrors!!! )

Two ways:

1) Reduce resolution (as stated by other contributor on this thread)

2) Add text (not watermark) in a strategic area of photo.

NOTE: If you are intent on selling your photos, somewhere in your caption, you need to let potential buyers know where to find you

I leave you with a metaphorical question to ask of yourselves...

"Why DO I take photos?"

Think about it...
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Old Feb 24, 2003, 10:15 PM   #10
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I leave you with a metaphorical question to ask of yourselves...

"Why DO I take photos?"

Think about it...
I take photos to remember certain things that happened in my life...that's it. I don't take photos to sell or share online.
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