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03-20-2007, 01:53 PM
On my site, I have panoramic pictures that I am selling. Right now a user can see the thumbnail of the pictures, however I want to integrate a section where a user can click on the image that is high res. and the user can "scroll" back n forth up and down the picture, but I do not want the user to be able to access the image itself.

I can accomplish this displaying in javascript, however the user has access to my picture, so I was thinking that writing a java applet would probably be better suited for this.

I do not really know anything about java, so I guess I am looking for someone to help me in the implementation of this process

03-20-2007, 02:41 PM
but I do not want the user to be able to access the image itself.

No matter how you try to hide the source or "disable" right-click, this is impossible. The Print Scrn button can take a screen capture of any page regardless. Putting high-res versions of your images on your site will only be taken. It is pointless.

03-20-2007, 02:48 PM
So only have thumbnails that are about 200x200px. And also, a 200x200px sample of the hires version, so the user knows how big the pic will be.

03-20-2007, 04:28 PM
You can also have several images that are examples and displayed at full size. Think of giving those away to draw in interest.

Even the java applet, though more difficult, could be solved by someone who wants to take the images. And, for that matter, anyone who has basic skills with an image editing application can piece together various chunks of an image into a whole with ease.

The other option you have, rather than just having thumbnails, is to add a watermark of some sort so they can see the full size but not actually have it without purchasing.

03-22-2007, 02:50 PM
Well, my audience isnt someone that is full into programming. I realize no matter what you put up on the web it is possible to access it, but a good majority of people would not know how to decrypt a Java applet, which is why I have chosen that as what I believe to be the best.

and mburt, I am not talking about JavaScript which is TOTALLY seperate from Java. I referenced javascript in my original post because I was saying how easy it is to steal images from there... not as a means saying I want to use that. My other option besides doing them in Java would be to do them in flash and producing a swf file, but I want to make it dynamic and allow the user to toggle back n forth along the image.

03-23-2007, 01:09 AM
We understand the difference between Java, Flash and Javascript, but, again, it's quite easy, without any knowledge of programming, to piece the full image together.

Once someone is to the point of being able to figure out how to get it from javascript, I don't see much of an advantage in doing something more complex. If they are motivated, they could figure it out.

03-23-2007, 01:29 AM
Why not simply slap something like "This is a sample" on your images.
Wouldn't that solve the problem.

03-23-2007, 01:44 AM
Yes, as I suggested above, a watermark.