how stop people to copy my picture on my web ( i sale picture on my web )

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frederick legault

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Hello Frederick,

There really isn't an absolute way to do this. Traditionally people have created stops on mouse right clicks but there are a couple of significant down effects of this. It reduces usability for viewers who use right clicks for a number of functions and it is easily negated.

For image sale galleries or single images there are a few strategies; Use a low res proof which will look fine on your website but is not suitable for enlargement or printing. At sale then you provide access to a confidential and unique URL which allows a time-limited access to the high res file for the purchaser. if they miss the time deadline then they simply apply again. There are a number of second and third party systems offering this including Yola's new Online Store.

Another option but generally not preferred by the professional is to watermark your proofs which although able to be reverse manipulated generally lose quality in the process. Many professionals don't like seeing their work displayed with disfiguring watermarks.

For the non-pro there is of course the protection of copyright and licensing use by various facilities including Creative Commons Licenses. Not so good for commercial applications because of the non-licensed non-compliant use and the hassles of compensation from users.
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Laura Thomas

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Thanks Gop for your helpful advice as always!

Frederick, you may also want to review this information about disabling right clicking. As Gop indicates, it's not fool proof, but it may suffice for your needs.