how to protect my images

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How do you add the no right click or disable the right click onto the css program, so that my images are protected, i am a visual artist tryin to sell art or images please email me back at thank you
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Roberto Arambula

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Hi Roberto,

It is definitely possible to copy-protect your images. There are Javascripts out there that can catch the mouse right-click event and prevent the user from being able to right-click and download your images. However, any somewhat savvy user can easily by-pass these scripts, and they mess with the over-all usability of your website; and as such are not recommended. For a more detailed discussion of this topic see:

There are other ways to protect your pictures, and make sure that you get suitable credit where credit is due. Here are two suggestions:

Watermark the images:
This is the most effective way to ensure that another user cannot take your pictures and use them as their own - and what's 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.

Here are 3 online free watermarking services that you may find useful: PicMarkr, WebWatermarks and Watermarktool

Publish your pictures under a license:
Creative Commons provides an easy way for you to choose a license for your work. Check out their license generator:

I have also mailed you this information, as requested, to