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    Protecting Pictures On The Web From Download

    Hello All,

    I have some pictures I want to upload to a site. The thing is my client don't want this pictures downloaded by users. Is it possible? If it is possible I would love to see some sample codes

    Any hint would be appreciated.

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    SitePoint Wizard bronze trophy Tailslide's Avatar
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    Unfortunately there's no real way of protecting images 100% on the web. People will always be able to get at them if they're visible on the web. Many of the scripts that claim to do this actually only irritate users (e.g. those awful "no right click" scripts!) and certainly don't protect the images.

    All you can do is make it less attractive to bother by either using watermarks or having less high-quality images on the web.

    If it's visible then it's steal-able.
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    It can't be done.
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    Hello,

    Tnx guys for the response.

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    billycundiff{float:left;} silver trophybronze trophy RyanReese's Avatar
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    There are a few ways to make it so your images are more effort for the user to use. Yahoo, for example, makes use of CSS Sprites and have all the images from their site onto 1-2 files (both images) and just select which image out of there using coordinates.

    If they wanted to go through the hassle of going through all the images in that one image file and finding the one they want AND ALSO cropping it so that only that image is left, let them do it. If it means that much to them nothing will be able to stop them. That's just a little security through obscurity I like to use to piss those crooks off.
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