In the last tip we talked about some things you can do to determine if someone is misusing your images online. This week we’ll cover some ways you can prevent this from happening in the first place.
First Things First
The first thing you need to know is that there is no fool proof way to protect your images online other than not posting them at all. To date, the protections sites like Smugmug and Flickr employ can easily be circumvented by looking at the source code of a page. Flash galleries and slideshows are also susceptible to screen capture programs. Protecting your images online is a lot like installing a home security system whereby you take practical measures to make your property a less desirable target.