[REBOL] Re: Protecting web images : Rebol/flash , other ?
From: oliva:david:seznam:cz at: 26-Aug-2002 14:38
Wednesday, August 21, 2002, 1:36:23 AM, you wrote:
j> Any ideas on how to protect a copyrighted image from
j> web stealing ?
j> Can I embed the image in Flash via the Rebol/Flash
j> dialect and ensure the images can not be copied by web
j> users ?
If you do that, users will not be able to save it using right-click
so some small protection there is, but they always will be able to
... but that's much more work to do.... some people will not be able to
run some sort of bots to download tons of images automatically (as I
did one time:-)
so my conclusion:
+ embeding images in flash gives you some protection.
- some people without flash pluggin will not be able to see them
+ you may play with some effects (I can imagin some shapes (lines,
dots, oldmovies-type-of-effect?) moving across the image so it will be
much more difficult to use it by print-screening)....
+ you can make some slide shows with image preloaders etc.
- Rebol/flash dialect is quite slow while converting bitslossless
images (I don't have /Pro to play with some libraries support) it's usefull
only with basic JPGs - it's quite simple to restore the image using
some type of SWF disassembler)