How do I protect my Photographs on http://angiedavila.co.uk/my-photos.php

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When you right click on my photographs you can select Download options. How do I prevent this. I want to have a site that copyright protects my work. Is there a way to change this or do I have to watermark my pictures?
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Hello Angie,

Nothing will protect your images from being copied physically. There are workarounds for all the right click prevention codes plus most of all once an image is displayed it can be captured most easily by a screen capture.

Copyright does protect your ownership of your work automatically. You own the copyright by default on all your work and if anyone takes your work for reproduction, they have violated copyright. If they reproduce this work their site can be taken down by submitting a report to the host of that work. Discovering reproductions is an easy task with facilities like Google Images.

If you intend to sell you work and use the images displayed as displays, then a good way to prevent unlicensed copying of these previews is to reproduce these at a lower resolution, then on purchase send high res files to the purchaser. This will reduce the likelihood of theft and keep the process protected without defacing your originals with watermarks, which also can be easily removed.
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Thank you for your reply you have been very helpful.