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#1 goaliedan

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:14 PM

Is there anything I can do to an image in order to prevent someone else from making a copy

via the Snipping Tool on their computer?

 

Thank you in advance.


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#2 JohnWJ

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:42 AM

The only thing I can think of is to out a watermark on the image


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 03:07 AM

Watermark +1
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Posted 03 September 2015 - 08:00 AM

The only thing I can think of is to out a watermark on the image

OPPPS meant put a water mark on it


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 03:54 PM

Even a watermark can be removed if it is placed wrongly:-   Always put a watermark over a detailed portion of the image, this makes it much harder for the clone tool to remove it.

But even then it can still be removed by a dedicated person with a lot of experience and time on their hands!



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 06:21 PM

You can use IrfanView to put a watermark on an image, a free download from  http://www.irfanview.com/

 

Create your watermark image then use the 'Edit - Insert overlay/watermark' command.

 

As Willabong has said it is possible to remove watermarks but to do it from something like a photo is very time consuming. If your images are more like clip art, more or less solid blocks of colour, it is relatively easy. But if you are just concerned about somebody using the snipping tool or merely the 'Copy image' command on a web-site then a watermark is at least something of a deterrent.

 

Elderly friends of mine had some unofficial photos taken by a friend at their 60th wedding anniversary dinner, except the friend had forgotten to turn off the bright orange date/time stamp. Try removing that from a photo where it is across a tartan patterned carpet !  It was a pig of a job but they were pleased with the results.

 

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