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Why no right-click protection on images?

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As soon as an image is uploaded on the web it can be downloaded by others and there is no way to prohibit this. It is actually downloaded by the browser automatically and stored in the browsers so called "cache" as soon as it is viewed.

The "right click forbidden" is thus worthless and we removed that some years back since anyone can anyway do e.g. screenshots and the small "java script" used for the "protection" can be bypassed easily, if one wants to.

The only way to ensure others are not downloading images from the web is to not upload images to the web. You can limit access to your images by using private folders in the Nikonians galleries. We recommend that concerned members use water stamps/signatures on their images.

We have discussed this many times in the past, see e.g.: this discussion and this one


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