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The Top Methods For Copy Protecting Images On Web Pages

The following explanation of Image Splicing to protect images includes samples at the bottom of the page:

5. Image Splicing 3 star image protection technique
Image splicing requires cutting of an image into segments that are then held in place with table cells, with each part of the image in a separate cell of the table set. The image segments can be the same size which makes it easier to assemble, or they can be different sizes and shapes to wrap around other page objects.

Main image for splicing

It's not obvious but the image above has been spliced into 6 separate images. If you try saving the image by using right-mouse-click options, you can only save one piece at a time.

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The spliced image is held together using a table set like the one to the left.

This technique can be complicated further by using the splices as background images in each cell, but that will require a clear image in each cell to prevent the table cells from collapsing.

The HTML code for this table set can be seen below:

Html code for the table set used in the image protection demo

Examples and the HTML code for displaying image segments as table cell backgrounds is better described in the section for protecting images using a Transparent Overlay.

Splicing images manually can be an arduous chore, but there are programs available on the web that can segment and assemble images automatically. Some will be for free and others should not cost much money. Later versions of image editing programs like PhotoShop include options for splicing images.

This technique effectively prevents mouse saves and page saves because all the visitor can get is a series of smaller images which they then have to re-arrange and join before it can be used. It doesn't prevent anyone from copying but it sure makes them work for it, that is until they realize that by pressing the Printscreen button they can get a screen shot to use.

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The above mentioned methods for copy protecting images deal with images that are displayed online, from a web page. These methods are not suitable for images that you may want to send by email or provide as a download. For example, if sending an image to a client for their approval of your design, then the options for protecting the image are reduced to:

  1. Using the watermarking tool above to copy protect the image..
  2. Sending the image encapsulated in a secure document format like CopySafe PDF.
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