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giles
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« on: January 21, 2005, 04:07:58 PM »
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My best advice (which you won't like) is "get over it".  If someone wants to take a low resolution web image and either use it on their own web site or print it out and stick it up on the wall, there isn't much you can do to stop them.  Figure that they wouldn't have bought your image anyway so you're not directly out of pocket financially, if that's any consolation.

If you are still interested in pursuing technical means to limit copying you might investigate the suggestions in the following Shutterbug article:

http://bermangraphics.com/press/imagesecurity.htm
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005, 04:35:23 PM »
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Jonathon and Gilles,
Thank You for your input. I have seen high res images that when copied are just thumbnail size. I really don't like the look of diagonal names/copyright across images. I realize an 8'' image at 72dpi will not amount to much when copied.
Cheers,
Brian
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005, 12:24:38 PM »
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"My best advice (which you won't like) is 'get over it'."

The economic loss from a stolen image from a website is likely very low to nothing.  The person stealing it probably would never pay for it anyway.  No lost sale.  There isn't much the person can do with it commercially either, so he won't make a bundle off of your work.  Anyone who wants to use the image for a big project (ad, poster, wallpaper, etc.) will just buy it.

The publicity of having your images out there is far better.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005, 11:33:04 AM »
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I had the same question for my newly made available gallery. I finally decided on relatively small images and putting my copyright on the HTML page (not the image).

Not very secure, but then not very high resolution either !

Xavier.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2005, 03:23:18 PM »
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Would like some advice on posting images on the web. What is the best way to protect images? I am currently working on images for my website and have used the webgallery in PS. I would like to be able to display images at up to 10'' on screen.
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B.Smith
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2005, 04:17:47 PM »
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Watermark the images, like this:



Other than that, giles is exactly right. If they can see it on their monitor, they can print or copy it. Anyone who claims otherwise is either naive or trying to sell snake oil to naive people.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2005, 09:48:50 PM »
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Then you didn't copy it right.  Thee is no bullet proof way to stop any image you see from being copied, period.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2005, 05:10:15 PM »
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Just keep your credit with the image, that way it will go with it wherever it goes.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2005, 05:49:11 PM »
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I should add that legitimate image users and the ones that would pay higher prices for images do not want to get mixed up in copyright litigation.  They will buy the images they need.
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