If you have an ecommerce store and you take your own photos of the products they are your copyright and anyone wishing to use them should get your permission. It can cost £100′s to get a photo shoot done of your products for your website and if someone else is selling the same products it’s all too easy for them to pinch them from your store.
It’s virtually impossible to secure your photos with 100% success but any steps you can take to stop people liberating them is a step closer to having your images appear unique on your site.
The main way people take images from a website is by simply right clicking on the image and saving it to their computer for use. If your images are watermarked then this is not a problem but watermarking can be annoying and unsightly so few websites do this these days. Help is at hand though as we can secure your images from the right click down-loaders with a simple script that is installed on your website.
You can see it in action on one of our clients sites at www.livelaughlove.co.uk. Try right clicking on any of the product images and you’ll see the right click (contextual menu as we call it) is totally disabled. It still works if you click anywhere else on the site though, just not on images.
If someone is really determined to get your images then they will by simply hitting the print screen button and manipulating or cutting out the image in something like Photoshop. But let’s not make it too easy for them and get the right click disabled on your website with our simple little script.
If you would like assistance in securing your site against image thieves give us a call on 01903 368559 or drop us an email.