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Protect images

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Jeevs, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Hey guys..I just want to know that how can I protect the images from being copied..I no few things like adding watermark but its a shitty task to sit and add watermark to images already there...disable right click is an easy armour to break...anything apart from these???
    I have seen that some blogs use services like when you cope their images and put on your site...it wont appear.instead a message would be there saying that this image has been copied blah blah blha...any idea of how to use this??

    Thanks :)
     
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    ronegraT Power Member

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    Sorry but i didn´t get the question allright

    Have you the script installed or are you asking if it could be found?

    Anyway there is a script called WP Hotlink Protection

    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-automatic-image-hotlink-protection/
    

    The WordPress Automatic Image Hotlink Protection plugin is a single step script designed to stop others from stealing your images.
     
  3. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Thanks buddy but its a blogger based website...and let me try to make the question more clear if you are having trouble..I just want to know the ways of protecting images from your site..
     
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    willywonka Registered Member

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    G00gle for "hotlink protection". You can do this on cpanel

    Here is a video:

    Code:
    hxxp://www*cpanel*net/media/tutorials/hotlink*htm
    Replace the xx and * on the links
     
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    silver Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think you can't do that ("Hotlink Protection") in blogger.
    Watermarking the images is the only thing I can think of.
    Maybe you can automate it with a photoshop action or a website that you upload / give the image's URL and it watermarks with the text you want.
     
  6. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Thanks guys but what about the thing I mentioned? I mean the thing that whenever you copy an image from someone's server and upload it on your site..the copied image won't appear..instead an image saying something like "copied image" etc appears...
     
  7. BugFixed

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    IMO, there is no way to protect any image, especially on what you mentioned. Even an EXIF can be removed. And there is no way to stop people capturing your image.
    Hot linking is displaying image from your site on other sites.

    Blending watermark on your images is the only way atm. You can use batch watermarking rather than sitting in front of your compi and doing it manually.
     
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    bennyb Regular Member

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    Get you a watermarking software and watermark in batches then re-upload
     
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    Skygrinder Newbie

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    Your only choice is watermarks. Hotlink protection prevents people from using the image that is hosted on your server but they can just copy it and reupload it somewhere else.
     
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    use a php script for watermarking and all images will be watermarked wenever u upload them.
     
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    topsytips Regular Member

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    The "copied image" only appears when someone is hotlinking and the original website directs them to that image. You don't even have to use a "copied image" jpeg, but could use a porn pic if you wanted to be really sadistic!! :D

    I redirected mine by inserting some code into my .htaccess file. However, you won't have access to this file with blogger.

    As has been said before, "hotlinking" is what you need to search for.
     
  12. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Thanks buddy..can you please guide how can I do that in blogger?? ny Idea?? Thanks...
     
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    pastilan Newbie

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    LOL! there is no way of protecting your images except by watermarking them, there is a WP plugin that automatically watermarks your images. But there is also a Photoshop plugin that automatically removes watermarks. Some people put a code on their pages to disable the right-click on their pages but images can still be copied even with that, a thief only has to hit the Print Screen key on the keyboard ang your image is already copied.
     
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    Using a watermark is the best way of protecting your images. It will completely discourage people from using the images for personal or commercial uses. With any other method, the images can still be used without your knowledge.