Disable printscreen key

Anyone knows how to disable this key?
I am designing a jewelry page with very exclusive designs and my customer is trying to protect his creations…
Thanks

Hope it is the right forum to ask…

Impossible. Just watermark the images.

You can do it, but to be honest, it’s not reliable since Javascript is used to do it. If I really want your images I’ll just disable Javascript or view the source code of your pages and take your images anyway. As a matter of fact, I recommend you not do it (and forget about other stuff like no-right click scripts too) because all you’ll do is frustrate your visitors.

Thanks, I forgot to mention I will encrypt the html…

Doesn’t matter. I can still disable Javascript, right click on your image, get the properties of it and type the URL for the image into the address bar. If somebody wants the content bad enough they’ll get it.

wow, is that still possible if I embed the images into a Flash document?

No, but print screen is still possible.

Like Vinnie said, it can be done. Of course, you have the option of blocking users that have javascript disabled, but that’s not very smart.

On the other hand, there is software available that will take a screen capture, which is not blockable by your site.

In the end, if the user can see it, the user can get it.

Yes that’s what I thought…
Watermarking will not work. The problem is that is this type of business is very common other workshops print the pictures and start making copies of an original piece…mmm…

Let’s be honest…you could disable everything under the sun…but if somebody is desperate enough to get that picture all they have to do is pull their camera out and take a quick picture that way…basically…in the end…it’s impossible…

lol, you all are right, thanks very much for your input…

Even if they had no way to print the picture…what’s going to stop them from leaving it on the screen, and taking a picture, or just working from the image on the screen?

Yes Eric, I think we wil have to work on an new scheme to allow only certain users to see (and copy) the items…

You could have an area that only registered users an access.

That way you know who’s accesing and have a feeling for who may copy tha artwork…

I think your employer needs to find a sustainable competitive advantage over his competitors instead of trying to huddle over his creations and protect them.

(yeah, s.c.a. is a academic term :p)

I agree with you, it has been kind of different to work with him, yo know he is an artist and he is special…hope I am not offending anyone

Occasionally, clients ask for this type of thing, but whenever i’ve wanted a pic on the web and it was right-click disabled, i immediately thought to disable javascript, or grab the URL from the source, as it aint no thing. My attitude is like why go to the trouble, and usually the things people try and protect aren’t really worth protecting – or is that just me :slight_smile:

On second thought, comment the source code with a disclaimer concerning the security of the method, and just let them think it’s all safe and secure, send the invoice and move on…

they probably won’t understand the semantics of it anyway.

How about marking your pages non-cachable, and making all images available only through a php or asp script which checks on requesting client and referrer.

Then catch the print-screen key, and make a white layer visible over all content as soon as the printscreen button gets pushed, and hide it again when it comes up again.

Not foul proof tho…disabling javascript and then using print screen will work, as it always will. It will make stealing it quite hard tho. Requesting the links, right-clicking and saving…they wont work.