homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / Site Graphics and Multimedia Design
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: not2easy

Site Graphics and Multimedia Design Forum

Image Protection
Discussion of methods for protecting online graphic images.

 1:16 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

I know it's possible to disable right-mouse-click, and that "no-cache" meta tags can be used to protect images. These are essentially stop-gap measures. I'm also aware of the benefits of Digimarc-type ID systems for after-the-fact protection. Has anyone come across a really *good* way of actually stopping folks from stealing photos/graphics placed online?



 1:19 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi Syren_Song

Welcome to WebmasterWorld

anyone that knows anything about sites will know how to take images, one way is to use flash


 1:35 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

You can do a site search. This topic was heavily discussed two weeks ago.


 1:36 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

You're right about Flash - it's probably the best option I can think of. Unfortunately, I can't afford the software at the moment. I've been trying to think of alternatives. Any ideas/suggestions?


 1:37 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

I did a site search for "image protection" before I posted this message. What would I search for to find out what's already been posted?


 1:49 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Syren_Song [webmasterworld.com],

Here is a thread that goes pretty in depth.

It is hard to protect those image online. Instead of using flash you can look at swish lite [swishzone.com]. It has a demo and saves flash movies for only $20. Not as powerful but I don't see a problem with what you want to do.

Like everything else a screen shot is going to foil your protection. It is just part of the game.


 2:04 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the input, everyone.

korkus2000 - I checked out the forum you recommended. Guess everyone's already discussed and thought of everything I'd thought of. I was just hoping.... Looks like the best option is still Flash, though I want to look at that Swish program in more detail.

Thanks again!

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Code, Content, and Presentation / Site Graphics and Multimedia Design
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved