What you seek to do is something content publishers all over the globe
have been seeking to do. The problem with the internet is that it has
to trust the client endpoint. You can limit the trust as much as
possible, but any data which is to be displayed must also be received
and decoded by the client. Once it is on the client, all bets are off.
There is simply no way to control data access once it has been sent to
We call attempts at doing this "DRM" and while there have been a great
many attempts at accomplishing this, all results are compromised and
becomes a failed effort.
The notion of free distribution while controlling content over the
internet is simply not possible.
On Tue, 2012-12-18 at 15:45 +0000, d b wrote:
> Thank you to all who have responded with constructive ideas and
> The reason for my original question was that I want to advertise some
> scanned in behind-the-scenes colour slides that my dad took while he
> was filming the speed boat chase sequences from Live and Let Die in
> 1972. I obviously did not want these freely copied and circulated
> Based on all your feedback so far, it appears the answer to the
> original question is no, it is not possible. Even with using HTML code
> or using no-right-click techniques, these can be overcome by someone
> determined enough.
> I have therefore decided to upload very low resolution versions of my
> hi res scans, and also include a watermark across them.
> I will keep monitoring future replies and respond if required.
> I'm now off to explore more GIMP features .........
> Thanks again.
> > Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:23:01 +0100
> > From: for...@gimpusers.com
> > To: email@example.com
> > CC: t...@gimpusers.com
> > Subject: [Gimp-user] Photo protection - transparent foreground
> > The only way is to add your name ond some text to avoid copying.. or
> make the
> > resulution small that nobody bother to copy them.. :). Anyway -
> don't put out
> > any photos on the internet ..that you are afraid of being copied...
> > BTW Feel free to share mine :D
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