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Sent by Frank on July 08, 1999 at 02:02:14: - feedback #287

There are Java-based products that make right clicking to save images near impossible. Check out www.artistscope.com

Sent by Derek Wickersham on July 19, 1999 at 11:12:45: - feedback #314

Never say "never" or "it can't be done"!

You could make a CGI script that feeds the image to the browser (very simple to do with Perl). In the browser, the image would be linked to as "image.pl" or "image.cgi" or etc. Now you've hidden the actual file name of the image.

In that CGI script, you might only allow the image to be downloaded if the HTTP_Referrer is found to be your web server. That way, Joe Q. Curious can't just type in the direct URL of your image file and bypass the JavaScript that blocks the right-click-Save-As.

I concede that this is not a JavaScript-only solution, but it is a solution nonetheless.

Sent by Robert Slater on August 10, 2000 at 19:16:27: - feedback #1615

Very worth reading

Just right

Just right

You might want to add that also, they can get the image just by looking at the code, determining the source of the image, and then entering in that url. No javascript knowledge is even necessary to steal it. Let's face it -- the web is about sharing, not coveting. ;)

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