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preventing image downloads (2 posts)

  1. Vishy Moghan
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi everyone
    I built and manage a site for group of photographers. They have asked me for their photos on the site to be blocked from ripping or downloading by visitors so they can prevent image theft online by other sites. Is this possible and what do I do?

  2. Phil
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There's no surefire way of doing this as anyone can take a screenshot of your webpage and use an image-editing software like photoshop to cut the picture out of the screenshot.

    You could try to limit use as much as possible, such as preventing hotlinking via the .htaccess file, by watermarking images, or by disabling the right click abilty when on the website via javascript.

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