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Discussion of methods for protecting online graphic images.

     
1:16 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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)

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Hi Syren_Song

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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)

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You can do a site search. This topic was heavily discussed two weeks ago.
1:36 pm on Oct 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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?
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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)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld Syren_Song [webmasterworld.com],

Here is a thread that goes pretty in depth.
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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.

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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!