Image scaling to prevent theft

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Has anyone else had problems scaling an image, I have an image in yola, I scale it down so it should open to a small size (approx 270x450) but the picture still opens up on the site to a large picture. yet when I view it in the task menu at the top of the site it opens small and red?????

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Hi mark,

can you gve me the url of the page that you are displaying the image and I can look at the code with it.
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I havent published my site yet as I wanted to sort this problem out first.
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OK. I don't have access to your sitebuilder so I can't look a the code directly. If you could publish it for a short time only then I would be able to see the code, grab it and see what the issue is.

one question: Do you know the file size of the image (Kb)?
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can you publish a site then take it down again?

I have tried 3 different sizes

1x 1.70mb (3168x4752-
1x 140Kb (950x14250
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1x 10.5Kb (86x129)
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yes you can publish and un-publish a site very easily. if you need help with this let me know.

The first image isn't suitable at that file size to prevent copying a scalable image. You need to get it down to about 10 to 20 Kb.

Image 2 would still be scalable to a point

Image 3 would not be scalable and is perfect for display if it is clear enough as a proof.

The canvas size is a secondary consideration. It really is the file size that protects your pictures.

Typically professionals display a low res image and if someone purchases it then they are sent a high res image to complete the transaction. The resolution of the displayed image should be good enough to see clearly but if any attempt is made to copy and enlarge it then it will pixelate and be unsuitable. Fortunately the screen is very forgiving with thumbnails and they look good. Try and enlarge them or print them and they turn out shabby.