In The Desert
Protecting your images!
No Right Click Java Script
If you have your own web site you can install a NO RIGHT CLICK script in the html header of the coding; for the site. See how it works HERE And even if it does; see below.
Don't waste your time though because a screen capture can and will negate the script. Look at your keyboard -- see the button that says Prt Scr, it stands for print screen and it's Windows own way of doing a screen capture. A lot of softwares have a screen capture built into them. Read more ----
Ok so what can you do to stop someone from taking your images that you worked so hard to get and then spent time on in your imaging software. Well here's another way to stop the theft of those images.
Right Click on this photo of the old hot rod and then click Save As, and save it to your computer in a folder where you'll be able to find it. It will be named IMAG00XX.GIF. Now go look at what you saved. TRY IT!
This is how this it done. The image is 344 X 234 pixels. Then we added a transparent GIF file that is 350 X 240 pixels in size and overlay it on top of the Hot Rod image. Your web design software will help with that and also help with making it a transparent GIF. So when someone tries to save it, all they're getting is a transparent gif image. Your photos are safe; right? No unfortunately they're not. And again here comes the good old screen capture software. Actually this doesn't work either!
This is a time consuming waste also. Anyone who is good at graphics and imaging work can clone out or crop out a copyright. You can see here where the copyright was cloned out. Of course you shouldn't do this, but there are people who will take advantage of others in this world.
Heed the advice below ---------
So what do we do to protect our photographs?
The answer is simple really! If you have an image that you really like or one that you have to sell or are going to sell then don't post it on the Internet. At least not in it's full sized version or for that matter in a size any bigger than what you've seen on this site. The only photos here that are big enough to be taken and used are the enlargements for the photo of the month. And if someone wants them; then I'm honored they that like them that much.
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If you post images on a site or photo storage site then make sure they are small and optimized to at least 75% or 80%. If someone takes them they will only be able to make a small print from them at best. To make a larger print; say 8 X 10 you need an image of at least 1600 X 1200 and it should be 300 DPI (dots per inch) to make a good print; and this is the minimal required. So keep them small and optimized for the web. If you still don't like the idea of someone taking your small photos then don't put them on the web at all. This should have answered all your questions about protecting the images you took in the desert and then put on the web.