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Prevent Photo Theft (9 posts)

  1. mardicar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there a photo plugin that looks really nice that will prevent phots from being taken off of my blog page? I have Shadowbox at the moment. The photos are secure on regular pages, but can be heisted from my blog page. I also want something that is compatible with FotoMoto. Thanks. Mardi

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No - only way is to not post them online. Watermarking will be the best strategy.

    What do you mean they are secure on regular pages - how so?

  3. mardicar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    They can't be dragged off. Of course I know a screenshot could be taken. I do have the photos displayed at low resolution with a watermark. Just wondered as I am considering redoing my website.

  4. Andrew
    Forum moderator & snail smusher
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Of course I know a screenshot could be taken

    There are other ways too.

  5. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That does not make it impossible for people to download the photos -- not just via a screenshot.

  6. Andrew
    Forum moderator & snail smusher
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WPyogi, aren't photos downloaded automatically to your machine's temporary files anyway, just by viewing the photos on the website?

  7. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, so far as I know, they are cached by the browser...but that might depend on user preferences, etc.

    Also, in Firefox, for example, if you look at Tools --> Page Info, then under the media tab - there is a list of all media on the page -- and then there is a button to "Save As" - and bingo - image saved by user.

  8. mardicar
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There goes my sense of security. I guess this is the new world order of things. Thanks for the information.

  9. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, sorry - the real truth is that nothing you post online is "safe" or "private." For photos, watermarking and low-res versions are probably the best approach - though certainly not perfect for obvious reasons.

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