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#1 pmerc

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:45 PM

Hi All,

My apologies for cross posting.
I know a number of people here have their own personal webpages with their UW photos on there. I have a question for you if you have a spare moment. Do you know how to disable the right mouse click function and/or protect images from being saved? I know there are indeed ways around most protection but I thought it would at least discourage most people.

Thanks!

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#2 echeng

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:25 PM

I'm not a big fan of doing that because people can still just screenshot or look for the source of the image and access it directly (unless you prevent that, as well), but a simple google search yields answers.

http://www.google.co...lient=firefox-a
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#3 sgietler

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 05:33 PM

This was an interesting quote I found online, in reference to disabling right-clicking. I tend to agree


"And expect it to do what, exactly? Protect content? Not a chance.

To the OP: read around. Content cannot be protected on the Web. People that might take it for redistribution (rather than personal use, which shouldn't be an issue) know how to get around any trick you try to use. The end result is stolen content, but legitimate users that can no longer use their browser properly.

Watermark content, or reduce its quality. Make sure that there's no point in redistribution."

Edited by sgietler, 27 October 2009 - 05:34 PM.


#4 pmerc

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 06:13 PM

Hi everyone thanks for the opinions and help with this!
Cheers,
Phil

#5 decosnapper

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:27 AM

Watermark content, or reduce its quality. Make sure that there's no point in redistribution.


I would also add:-

"Watermark AND reduce quality. Ensure metadata, detailing copyright notice, contact details etc is embedded within the image file".

Nothing can stop someone lifting your work, but you can make life easier for yourself by making it easier to find and recover damages when the infringer turns out to be a commercial organisation.
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#6 roneriks7

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:47 AM

Its pretty pointless. You can get around this pretty easily. If you feel that you need to have protection on your images you are better off just doing a light watermark.