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how to keep my images from beeing copied?





corine2014
i've been putting some images on my social media page. My followers seems to be copying my images. is it possible to personalyze them (the images)?
amagard
My first answer would be: don't publish them !

Without knowing anything about "your social media page" I would recommend a service like flickr to share images, or Google's Picasa Web.

With such a service you can decide with whom you wanna share your images and whether for instance you allow downloading. Especially Flickr has a lots of features. In Flickr you can also decide wheter your pictures are protected under copyright laws or whether you want to offer them under a CreativeCommons license.

With Picasa Web you can share photos in public folder or in ristricted folder. Photos in restricted folders can be shared with specific people, those you send an invitation to browse or download these photos.

Anyone can recommend any other good photo sharing service ?
rx9876
amagard wrote:
My first answer would be: don't publish them !

My answer is "don't publish them !", too.
Any pictures released on the Internet are out of control of the owner.
Any one can see that picture can store it on their own computers.

For example, browsers can save images to local disk.
If you disable the left mouse button on your homepage, people can still get the pictures from the local cache folder.

If it's too hard to find the picture in the local cache folder, there is an easiest way to store the picture by pressing print screen key.

The ultimate method to protect your pictures is keep it in your computer, and do not publish them.
Marcuzzo
corine2014 wrote:
i've been putting some images on my social media page. My followers seems to be copying my images. is it possible to personalyze them (the images)?


Sometimes they will have them on their timeline if they like it or if they get tagged in it.

on social media there's no real way to prevent users from copying. what you could do is put a watermark on it so you can claim ownership of that picture
standready
Marcuzzo wrote:
what you could do is put a watermark on it so you can claim ownership of that picture
BINGO! Also put a notice on your webpage that all images (that are your own) are copyrighted and may not be distributed without permission.
playfungames
When you put images out on the webpages or social networks, you don't have much control to what happens next. Sure, there might be DMCA's and what not to protect your content online, but you wont be able to take down all those copyright infringing people unless you have your own legal department.

If it is your own website, you can stop some people from stealing your images by disabling right click. But this trick only works for people who don't know about viewing source or taking screenshots. The other thing that you can do is place watermark. If you place a small one, copiers will remove all traces of your watermark. Place a big one and you cover up the beauty of the image.

There's no winning with people who copy. You just have to let it go and be satisfied with the fact that you were it's original creator.
ibraltan1
There are a lot of ways of it, but none of them is dependable. One of the easiest methods to help stop your images from being stolen without your consent is to place a no right-click script. But it is easy to circumvent by people who are aware of viewing source. Secondly, you can use the shrink wrapping solution so that your image is displayed with another image. But unfortunately, this technique can be got around through viewing source as well. Thirdly, stamping your images through watermarking could be effective. This prevents thieves somewhat, since most of them do not want to spend time and effort to clean the picture. However the cost of it will be having images with inferior quality and appeal. Still another way of preventing images being directly downloaded is using flash to show your images. But someone can take a screen shot of the desktop while your image on the screen. It is always possible for a thief to steal your images as long as you prefer to post them online. Apart from DMCA, the only thing you can do applying to search engines. If you persuade search engines that they are thieves, the pages of these thieves might be removed from search results.
zimmer
corine2014 wrote:
i've been putting some images on my social media page. My followers seems to be copying my images. is it possible to personalyze them (the images)?


put transparent signatures on the center; this can distract the perfect capture but for security purposes no one can steal it.

I hope that helps. Shocked
supermanlovejan
Delete it.......
Marcuzzo
ibraltan1 wrote:
There are a lot of ways of it, but none of them is dependable. One of the easiest methods to help stop your images from being stolen without your consent is to place a no right-click script. But it is easy to circumvent by people who are aware of viewing source.


Disable right click... in 2014... seriously? this practice was frowned upon even in 2010 and earlier.
you may own the website and it's content but hijacking a browser is a big no no.

All you would end up doing is piss off users and you will only make them try harder to get the stuff you don't want them to get.

ways to bypass rightclick blocking:
1. ( IE only ) Hit F12 and get the developer tools
2. ( Chrome ) in the URL bar enter: "view-source:" followed by the URL you want to get
3. ( Chrome ) open ( not internet, but regular ) explorer and go to the directory "%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache". open a command prompt in that directory and enter 'ren *.* *.jpg'
4. Offline copier eg: HTTrack

And maaaaaaany more which I will not discuss

as you see, there are more ways to get access to your stuff. a general rule in webdevelopment is, if you don't want users to access your stuff... don't put it out there.
and if you do, make sure to take actions like setting copyrights, putting watermarks on your pictures so if they are reused everybody can see your URL in it.



also using flash... I've personally ripped pictures out of a flash galery 'player'. all you need to do is decompile the swf file, analyse the code and you've got access to the pictures.
deanhills
Marcuzzo wrote:
a general rule in webdevelopment is, if you don't want users to access your stuff... don't put it out there.
and if you do, make sure to take actions like setting copyrights, putting watermarks on your pictures so if they are reused everybody can see your URL in it.
Thanks Marcuzzo. That makes complete sense to me, as I just can't understand people "publishing" information on the public Web that they want to be treated "secure" at the same time. There is nothing more that annoys me than to right click over an image and it basically tells me to "get lost". Sort of logical for me that everything that is published on the WWW is "public".
zacky
The easiest way to do this in my own opinion is talk to some legal matter expert and from there, you will be teach what are the steps you need to do.

Water mark and etc are old way of doing this and I have seen a lot of photo editing techniques removing those "fancy" security attached on their images. Yes you can sue them but only if you found out they are using your photo/images.
Marcuzzo
zacky wrote:
Water mark and etc are old way of doing this and I have seen a lot of photo editing techniques removing those "fancy" security attached on their images. Yes you can sue them but only if you found out they are using your photo/images.


If don't properly the image is rendered useless after these 'new' techniques are applied to remove the 'old' watermark. besides, there are ways to expose the watermark by applying filters, reversing the colors, etc. when it comes down to it you can still prove that the image is yours.

either way, you confirmed my statement. get copyrights on that picture and let them do what ever they want but make sure to take legal actions when you see fit
grofet
There no way to protect our images in the internet. There is also no 100% guarantee that our images is safe from image thief in our offline computer harddrive. You can use ugly big watermark in your images to makes people have no interest to take you image and post it somewhere else on the internet. Right click disable is also an not effective way to protect images since visitor can see the image link from the source code or use screenshot / printscreen to get your images easily. Images is so easy to copy on the internet. The safest way to protect you images is not posting your images on the internet.
Gwentichie
No way, the best choice is delete it
ibraltan1
Online publishing has different characteristics. Anyone who publishes a material that is produced in return for a cost in terms of money, labor, and time should contemplate about protecting copyrights. So the subject must not be limited to images. The nature of the environment in which the problem arises makes it impossible to prevent being copied. Lacking execution of deterrent rules, current solutions are far from being perfect handling. Legal actions are slow and costly. For that reason, a more practical way must be found to reduce the severity level of the problem. If there is no traffic for a website of a thief, there is no meaning of its existence. Nowadays most of the internet traffic stems from search engines and social media. But if someone applies on this subject they express difficulty about deciding the owner of a particular text or image. As a result they refuse the removal demands for a post, an image, a video because of insufficient documentary and evidence.
RosenCruz
Very hard to protect things once you put them on the internet. May be you can try some licensing options.
ibraltan1
So what is the solution? Answer is not hard to find, if it is wanted to be found. A writer or a publisher gets the material acknowledged by each of these search engines or those media or a common authority that represents all of them. Having after a quick verification process that proves the material is unique, the writer publishes the post. If a thief copies and publishes it, either after the application or through direct prosecution, the page is eradicated from search results of these search engines or the index of social media. Yes, this may not be the perfect solution, but it really helps to reduce the level of the problem. So the important role on the part of Google, Bing, Yandex, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. They can do it and they must do it. So that a thief’s post which fools search engines through some special SEO techniques can be prevented to be listed on the top of the first page of search results while the work of real owner is listed at the page twenty eight.
tonberry
Marcuzzo wrote:
Disable right click... in 2014... seriously? this practice was frowned upon even in 2010 and earlier.


It was actually frowned upon in 1996 already Smile For a brief period of time it was popular, but because everyone hated it, people stopped using it and now it can only be seen in the most backward websites that look like they are from 1996 in the first place Very Happy
Mrs_Robota
I always write the credits over or a big water mark in the center...
that has been always a problem, some pictures are hard to get and then restore, then others just take them and publish as if were their work... I had enough of that in past...
Insanity
I agree with what is said about how there really isn't a good way to do it because people can always screenshot it.
deanhills
Insanity wrote:
I agree with what is said about how there really isn't a good way to do it because people can always screenshot it.
I do it too. But these days it's probably a good idea, particularly with your large big shot corporations, not to use the copied image publicly. If you check their terms of using materials from their Websites, you'll find very long pages about copyright rules. And it can trip one up when one least expect it. Wink
playfungames
I discovered that it was really difficult to save images from Instagram. Right clicking and saving option is not there. Even if you view the source it is quite complicated. There's no <img src html code that one can read properly. However, we can take screenshots or use external instagram image downloaders to save images.

But they do use quite a good way to stop people from saving images off of instagram. Any idea on how they do it? It might not stop everyone but it does work on a lot of people who don't have the patience to find alternative ways to save images without using the right click menu option.
tonberry
When I got my first computer, I saved images by pressing print screen, opening Paint, cutting the image out and saving it.

When a friend came to visit and showed me that you can right click and save the image, I was devastated Very Happy
ibraltan1
Personal usage is acceptable, but the commercial usage of material is causing really severe outcomes whether we realize it or not... Any kind of life activity is able to continue if there is an environment which was designed to keep human kind alive. The world is such a place. But as for the platforms that was prepared by the human beings, they do not always have this feature. Particularly any kind of economic activity that provided an important part of the current level of civilization is possible only if law exists. Even though it is far from being perfect, the presence and the degree of law helps determine the level of civilization and the degree of functioning society. For example, if all kinds of thievery is free to be exerted, there is no security in that community. If there is no safety, there is no need to produce something that has both value and has quality raising welfare of human kind. Internet is not an exception to this savvy. If it is occupied with immense amount of garbage websites full of plagiarized material the reason is clear.
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