HEEELLP protecting my images

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HELP. I have just opened up a site which is going to be used as my website as I am starting out as a photographer. I want to protect my images and have found various JavaScripts which should bring up the message "right click not allowed" or similar. however I have no idea where to add it to the pictures or the site itself. some of them are talking about HMTL and add after >body< can someone please give me a very "dummed" down version of how to stop people "copy and save" my pictures? Thank you in advance
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John McCarthy

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Hey Kjeldersgaar,
Disabling right click will not stop people downloading your images.
I would suggest watermarking your images.
Here is a Yola suggestion on watermarking your pictures.

How can I watermark my images?

Watermarking your images is an effective way to ensure that another user cannot take your pictures and use them as their own - and what is better, if they do take the pictures and use them on their own website, they will effectively be advertising your work for you for free. If you are selling your work; what many people do is provide low-resolution watermarked images on the site, with an order form for people to request the larger unmarked images.

If you are looking to watermark your images, here are 3 online free watermarking services that you may find useful:

1. PicMarkr
2. WebWatermarks
3. watermarktook

Hope this helps

John McCarthy
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Great advice John!

Kjeldersgaar, here also is a link to a thread with more information on the topic: Stop people from saving images.

Hope this all helps :)
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was just going to say if your still looking for the code then I have pasted it below: -

<script language=JavaScript>

var message="No Right Clicking aloud!";
function clickIE4(){
if (event.button==2){
return false;
function clickNS4(e){
return false;
if (document.layers){
else if (document.all&&!document.getElementById){
document.oncontextmenu=new Function("alert(message);return false")
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if i put photos on my site can people looking at the site copy them. scootlife.

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I am wondering if once an image is already loaded to my site (web page) can I place a watermark on it directly onto the image on the page, or do I have to remove the images from my site (start all over), watermark the ones I want to use and upload them all again thus having to create the whole page (images) again..
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Hello Howle

You do need to remove the images and then re-upload your images to your File Manager. However, if you keep the same file name, the updated changes should be automatically applied to your pages and you should not need to re-add each image to your page.