Protecting your images

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When you create visual content for your website or online store, you may be worried about other people downloading your images without your permission. Below we will describe a few methods that can help you protect against unauthorised image use.

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Disabling right click

'Right clicking' images is a fast shortcut to find, copy, and/or download images. You can prevent average users from doing it by disabling the right click on your pages.

ImageLock iconWith the ImageLock application you can disable the right-click and drag & drop downloads without having to implement any Javascript code.
The app also allows you to set a custom action on right-click, e.g. show a custom menu, a tooltip or an alert window.

Adding watermarks

The most common image protection technique is to place a visual copyright watermark on the image. By adding your logo or a mark on top of your images you can deter people from copying them. And if they do, it’s free publicity for you!

Watermarked image

There are plenty of online services that you can use for watermarking your images, e.g.:

If you are acquainted with Adobe Photoshop, you can use it to watermark your images as explained in the guide.

When you have added the watermarks to your images, you can upload them to your catalog in your store Control Panel → Catalog → Products.