How to stop photos from being copied.

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Any way to stop "right click copy" my photos?
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You can watermark images: https://www.umarkonline.com/
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Any way to do the whole page. Too many pictures to do each one.
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You need to watermark each image prior to uploading and posting.
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Too late for that. Way over 1000 pictures.
Thanks
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You can find code to disable right click at www.dynamicdrive.com however that really isn't a deterrent as there are multiple ways to copy an image. Watermarking can be somewhat successful, but anyone who is good with image editing software can remove it.
The old saying is, "if you don't want it copied, don't put it on the internet". Sad, but true.
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You could simply use a border (designs and link elements in desktop SiteBuilder) to cover the photos or pages you want to protect. Change the fill color to "none" and make sure the border is at the top of the layering. Then size the border to cover what you want. You'll need to address the border color and size if necessary as I haven't seen your site. Understand that this method will not allow any search engine to index the content under the border. If you do it correctly when someone tries to download a photo all they'll get is a blank page.

You may want to keep a solid border fill color until you've sized and placed it then change the fill color to none.
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This is a super method that I use also. I cover my images, but not the titles. (I keep those as links outside the border....or on TOP of the border. (bring them forward) That way you have links on your page for search engines also. If you want to see it in action you can go to my site http://www.lauraregan.com . I have left the border as a "frame" on my home page. Try to copy and paste the image.....or save it to a file. It won't cooperate! Here is an example of another border over an image that I made "invisible" simply by bringing the thickness to 0. http://www.lauraregan.com/GreetingCards-RoughRider.html   You can't see the border, but it is just around the outer edge of the white card. It's MUCH better than water marks as those are not foolproof. Unfortunately anything that you need to do to protect your images takes time.....but it's worth it. I've had way too many of my images stolen in the past. Good luck!
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That method will discourage the novice, but not the many who have figured out how to bypass it. Lovely art work!

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Thank you for the compliment, Susan.....but mostly for the warning! This is so frustrating! Looks like I have some work ahead of me.
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It is frustrating Laura as there is no foolproof way of protecting images or content. Some folks think that if it's on the net it's fair game, others know it isn't and take it anyway.

If you put that code on one page let's see if I can grab an image.
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OK...I put it on my index page.http://www.lauraregan.com  It seems to disable the right click ability. Can you try it? THANK YOU SO MUCH for your help! Technology gets me every time....I just paint the pictures! :-)
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No it doesn't. Try it yourself.
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I'd rather be able to paint!  lol

Sorry, but I can pretty much grab any content as can others who have know-how. The code and the border will definitely dissuade users who aren't particularly savvy, but won't stop those who are and it's a dirty shame.

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You are clever....even if you can't paint! lol!! Well, I think I'll still put this code AND the borders on the pictures, then one at a time, I will load LOW res images. Thank you again for your good advice! 
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Good idea to use them because it will prevent some folks from grabbing them.

You have a brush attached to your hand and I have a computer, but in my next life I'm trading for a brush. 

Best of Luck out there!
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Thanks, Drew. I think this did the trick.........
 ( Place this code in the head section, under Page Settings > Advanced

<body oncontextmenu="return false;"> )<br id="null"><br id="null"><br>
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Drew, do you put this on every page with images?
Mine is the butterfly image above....and I never thought far enough in advance to how it can still be ripped off. Looks like I've got some "updating" to do!
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Yes. You would need to put the code on each page. Just keep in mind that if they want it, they will get, you can only make it more difficult. For this reason, a watermark is a good idea, and also resizing to a lower quality. This helps page speed and makes it less desirable to take.


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