Can I block copying?

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  • #971800

    fagerdahlen
    Member

    I want to publish a lot of my own photos, is there any way to make my photos protected from being copied by people visiting my blog?
    Blog url: http://jfagerdahlen.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is jfagerdahlen.wordpress.com.

    #971936

    ardpete
    Member

    You can watermark them or put a copyright on the image but there’s no way of stopping people from taking your photo’s, not even disabling right clic would work.

    #971937

    timethief
    Member

    There is no guarantee that any image you place on the internet will not be stolen. Any image you post on the internet can and will be stolen. That’s the reality we face. There is not way to prevent those who are determined to steal your images. Disabling right click isn’t offered by WordPress.com because it creates a false sense of security. Anyone can defeat that is seconds flat. It’s absolutely useless and would only give the illusion that your content is protected. Watermarking images and posting a copyright notice is all you can do.
    Prevent content theft http://en.support.wordpress.com/prevent-content-theft/
    Protecting your images online from theft > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2007/10/19/watermark-your-blog-images/

    #971945

    fagerdahlen
    Member

    Thanks for your answers! I’m making a new blog now, but I’m keeping it private til I’m done. I’ve sold some photographies before to friends, but now I would like to show my photos to more people- therefor the blog. Do you have any ideas how I can go from here?? I know how easily it is to copy pictures, like you wrote. But how do I show, like, a portfolio, without risking it to be stolen!? There must be solutions..?
    Feeling frustrated! :(

    #971947

    timethief
    Member

    There are no solutions other than what I posted above. (1) Watermark the images and (2) post a copyright notice.

    #971949

    auxclass
    Member

    A friend is a Pro Photographer – all the pictures he puts on his site are low rez. the joke is that someone can maybe make a 4 x 6 inch refrigerator door print – anything larger you need to contact him – sadly most photographers want their work to show as high quality and that makes it easier for people to copy the picture – use the above help and keep the resolution and pixel count low –

    #971969

    fagerdahlen
    Member

    that was actually what I was thinking, to just publish small photos.. but still, i also want to show good quality. thanks for your answer, i will try this, better than nothing. and I’m not a pro photographer so I wont have that many viewers anyway he he:)

    #971981

    auxclass
    Member

    and I’m not a pro photographer so I wont have that many viewers anyway he he:)

    You might be surprised after a while especially if you have good captions on the pictures

    #971982

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome from me.

    #971990

    fagerdahlen
    Member

    if I succeed with some sort of portfolio soon you can be first judge

    #971993

    fagerdahlen
    Member

    timethief, I will use your tips! thanks a lot for them!

    #971994

    timethief
    Member

    Best wishes with your blog.

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