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    Member mark4man's Avatar
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    hello again...

    (sorry to post again so soon...but this one has me stymied):

    My web site is beggining to have photos displayed that are sensitive in nature to the contributers. I have been obtaining photos of historic railroads from local history legends...& most of them will only agree to let me use their materials if I give them credit (which I always fully intended to do)...& also if I block users from downloading the photos (By right clicking & choosing 'save target as' & other methods).

    So I'm told that the various java scrips around for this task do not work or can be easily disabled. I'm told the only code type fix for this is to locate the photos in tables, as a background.

    never learned how to use tables...started w/ CSS right away; & I'm not even that good at it. what I do is locate all my material (graphic & otherwise) in child layers, inside a parent layer, for the centering of the parent layer when browser size is maximized. works well for me & my site looks fairly nice.

    so my question is...since tables cannot be overlapped (I sometimes display my photos overlapped on their corners)...

    ...can I place a table inside a layer...???




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    Senior Member Dorky's Avatar
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    if you search this forum, there are loads of threads on this very subject. you simply cannot block people from copying the image if they really want to. this is why all other sites like this use a web version of watermarking and the downside is it makes the images look like crizap. secondly, disabling the right click is poor conduct. a better approach would to be to place a blank div over the image(s) with the same dimensions. when they right click, they are getting the div, not the image. the work around for this is going to your browser options and select "No Styling". they then get a pure html view and your div is gone. javscript blocking can be countered by turning off javascript in your browser. there are simple easy ways to get around all of it except the marking.

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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    What Dorky said. A watermark on the image, properly and tastefully placed, doesn't eliminate the downloading but it does make copyright theft obvious. Alternatively, if you want to spend some money, DigiMarc offers some products that can help you track where your pictures are going.

    Putting the pictures as backgrounds won't solve this, either. It'll slow people down, but anyone who really wants it is going to get it, and you're just going to upset your end users. Putting pics as backgrounds also eliminates the possibility of your pages being found under image searches.

    Basically, it's watermark the images (or let the people who are giving them to you do it) or nothing.
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