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    jmf
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    I am building a site for someone that will have about 100 photographs on it, which will be available for sale by the site owner.
    What is the best way to protect against people stealing these images?
    I know that building the site in Flash is an option, but as we've already begun the site and I'm quite rusty with Flash, I'm wondering if there are other options.
    Thanks a lot.
    J.

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    Ultimately for someone to view a standard image their browser downloads it, so a Flash implementation would be the only way I could see it... Perhaps slap them into movie files?
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    Only display smallish thumbnails (500 pixels or so), put an ugly watermark over them, or make sure the printed versions (the owner is selling prints right?) look better than the jpegs.
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    Even with flash screenshots are possible.

    Watermarks and quality issues are the only things you can change.
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    Yeah, create thumbs of 300x300 or even 250x250 in GIF256 (less quality for most images) with a watermark. If you put it in the middle (the watermark) it will become useless, but also very ugly. Put it in a corner and that will stop at least several people to theft them...

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    I think WaterMark is the only way.
    I do not think flash will solve this. Because others can capture the screen.

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    On the internet, there is always someone who will take the image without permission. Just make sure that your images are clearly copywrited, not made easy to take, and that you have the best version of them should a dispute arrive.
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