On 12/17/2012 04:01 PM, Tom Williams wrote:

>> I'm not saying it won't help at all, but robots, browser extensions,
>> and code monkeys will not be fooled by this approach ;)
> Yep, you write-eth the truth. :)

Spoiler alert:  If you want to figure out how to defeat this silly
nonsense for yourself, stop reading now.  La tee dah dee dum de
dumm...  OK so:  If the right-click functions are disabled, turn off
javascript execution to bring them back.  If the image you want is
covered by a transparent image, go to view > style  and select "no
style."  If all else fails, press your "print screen" key, or, to
get the original image file intact, do control+s and save as "web
page, complete."


Probably the most effective approach to preventing e-z downloading
of an image displayed on a web page, is to slice it into a grid of
images and reassemble them in an HTML table for display on a web
page.  This adds a substantial work factor to recovering the
original.  In the GIMP I find a tool at Filters > Web > Slice that
automates this process, and even makes the HTML table code.  I
forget whether that's a stock part, or something I found in the
plugin registry.

This image dicing method can be used to make one big image into a
quick and dirty table based web page layout, or to to create a fake
image map where different regions of one image are links to
different addresses.  This is much simpler than making a "real"
image map that uses a coordinate system to make different parts of
one uncut image into links to different addresses.  All these
techniques are WAY out of style for good reasons.


Steve Kinney

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