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tech help needed on this site

I wish to load illustrations i did in my books for a genus of insects. Does anybody know how to lock them so they can be seen by all but not downloaded or saved to a computer. So no one can have right click and save capabilities.

Thank you Mack.

If you wish to preserve all your publication rights to the illustrations, be careful about uploading. Putting something on a public Web forum uses up part of the bundle of separable rights that constitutes a creator's copyright. You'd essentially be giving away first world rights to the images. If you don't care about the financial return from the book project, this isn't a concern.

I am concerned and thank you for this advice. I did some images that are not going to be used in the books. They are not as HD / 3D as the good ones, but I need not worry about them so much.

You can't prevent a determined person from getting the images. They have to be served to the client somehow. There are methods that place a transparent overlay over the protected photo to stop the easy techniques. I think you'll need to provide some CSS as well as the pair of images. Not sure if you can do that without help from a sysadmin.

so we can to a reasonable degree protect them ?

Depends on your standards. People who know how can get the original image in a few seconds. Most people don't know how. And anybody who knows how to do a screen capture can get a not-quite-exact copy.

no to bad so far
so for all intensive purposes it is moderately safe to load them. Now speaking of protecting them. how is that done ? do i have to do something everytime i load a image ?

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