This is directed at wordpress users because I cant stand blogspot. I mean, cough, I dont know much about it.
This morning while checking out a new stat tracker, I noticed that something of mine had been downloaded twice. When investigating further, I realized that two people had downloaded pictures of my daughter from my web page.
Why? I am not sure. And it makes me sick to wonder.
I started doing some investigating on how I can better protect my images without branding them in their entirety across the photo. I don’t prefer the way it looks on my site to have a big MOMDOT running through the middle of the post. It feels more commercial then personal and that is not what I am going for when I am sharing photos from my life.
The simple solution would be a right click disable. But I also wanted the options for users to right click my banner codes on the site, so removing right click didn’t seem wise either.
I found this plugin called iProtect, located here, where you can install and it simply overlays your images with a transparent file. If someone right clicks your photo to save, it will save as a blank file.
So that photo looks like this if its saved:
See…blank. Nada. Nothing. No more Charlotte. Get off my blog.
Of course this wont stop the most savvy of Internet users if they are really interested in confiscating a photo from your page, but it will stop those that want a quick stealing solution and hopefully move them on from your page-without your child’s photo in tow.