4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2007 10:25 AM by Deaf Web Designer

    Blatant theft of images

    Level 7
      Can anyone suggest ways of stopping (or slowing) the pilferage of images
      from websites, other than by using the Digimarc system (which is far too
      expensive for non-professionals)?


        • 1. Re: Blatant theft of images
          Level 7
          Sitara Lal wrote:

          > Can anyone suggest ways of stopping (or slowing) the pilferage of images
          > from websites, other than by using the Digimarc system (which is far too
          > expensive for non-professionals)?

          The only way to guarantee they won't copied is to not put them on your
          Website.

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          • 2. Re: Blatant theft of images
            Level 7
            Hi Sitara,

            Unfortunately, that's the sad truth of it. The browser HAS to download the
            image to see it, so there for, is they see it, they have it. The two
            alternatives you have are put images in a Flash file and lock the file so it
            cant be opened, that makes it a little more difficult, but really all some
            one has to do here is use a screen capture utility and they've got your
            image. The other and most sure way is to put an obvious watermark on the
            image and put it in a place that would be exceptionally difficult to clone
            out in Photoshop, such as across a face or the like. The downside to this
            is, it messes up the beauty of a good image. So it's best to just come to
            grips with it and put images on the web as small as you can and still
            achieve the effect you want so at least this way at 72 to 96 dpi, they will
            be to small to be of much good for print and other non-web purposes.

            Hope this gives you some ideas.

            --
            Lawrence Cramer *Adobe Community Expert*
            Cartweaver.com




            "Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert - Fireworks**" <lightly@sc.rr.com>
            wrote in message news:f0eld9$e2s$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Sitara Lal wrote:
            >
            >> Can anyone suggest ways of stopping (or slowing) the pilferage of images
            >> from websites, other than by using the Digimarc system (which is far too
            >> expensive for non-professionals)?
            >
            > The only way to guarantee they won't copied is to not put them on your
            > Website.
            >
            > --
            > Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
            > --------------------------------------------------------------
            > http://www.projectseven.com
            > Fireworks Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/fireworks/
            > CSS Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/css/
            > http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/
            > --------------------------------------------------------------

            • 3. Re: Blatant theft of images
              Level 7
              Screen caps work with Flash images....

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              "Lawrence Cramer" <lawrence@cartweaver.com> wrote in message
              news:f0evua$op3$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hi Sitara,
              >
              > Unfortunately, that's the sad truth of it. The browser HAS to download the
              > image to see it, so there for, is they see it, they have it. The two
              > alternatives you have are put images in a Flash file and lock the file so
              > it cant be opened, that makes it a little more difficult, but really all
              > some one has to do here is use a screen capture utility and they've got
              > your image. The other and most sure way is to put an obvious watermark on
              > the image and put it in a place that would be exceptionally difficult to
              > clone out in Photoshop, such as across a face or the like. The downside
              > to this is, it messes up the beauty of a good image. So it's best to just
              > come to grips with it and put images on the web as small as you can and
              > still achieve the effect you want so at least this way at 72 to 96 dpi,
              > they will be to small to be of much good for print and other non-web
              > purposes.
              >
              > Hope this gives you some ideas.
              >
              > --
              > Lawrence Cramer *Adobe Community Expert*
              > Cartweaver.com
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > "Linda Rathgeber **Adobe Community Expert - Fireworks**"
              > <lightly@sc.rr.com> wrote in message
              > news:f0eld9$e2s$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >> Sitara Lal wrote:
              >>
              >>> Can anyone suggest ways of stopping (or slowing) the pilferage of images
              >>> from websites, other than by using the Digimarc system (which is far too
              >>> expensive for non-professionals)?
              >>
              >> The only way to guarantee they won't copied is to not put them on your
              >> Website.
              >>
              >> --
              >> Linda Rathgeber [PVII] *Adobe Community Expert-Fireworks*
              >> --------------------------------------------------------------
              >> http://www.projectseven.com
              >> Fireworks Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/fireworks/
              >> CSS Newsgroup: news://forums.projectseven.com/css/
              >> http://www.adobe.com/communities/experts/
              >> --------------------------------------------------------------
              >


              • 4. Blatant theft of images
                Level 1
                Or, perhaps that you shouldn't post all of your copyrighted materials on website.

                Other option is BIG BOLD with transaprency watermark all over your images. I know it doesn't look pretty that way. But this will stop theft or pass it off as their own for naughty individuals out there on the Internet.