Preventing images from being downloaded

ImkeSNB
Excursionist
21 0 5

Hi there,

 

I'm hoping someone can assist. Is there a way (other than adding a watermark to each image) to prevent people from being able to download and save our images and then end up using it as their own?
Ie is there a setting where I can specify that all images on our site should not be downloadable?

Thanks,
Imke

Replies 9 (9)

Don
Shopify Staff
2752 198 386

Hi there @ImkeSNB!

Don here from Shopify.

I know that there are a number of apps in our app store that protect your images from being downloaded in various ways.

You can check them out here and if you have any questions about their use you can reach out to the app developers using the contact details listed on each app store page.

Does your business involve the sale of images, or are you just looking to protect your work?

Do you know what you need to work on next in terms of your business?

 

Regards,

Don

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ImkeSNB
Excursionist
21 0 5

We sell travel & vintage / retro posters. So it's crucial to protect the artwork. 

Therefore, the idea is to prevent people from downloading and 'taking' our work.

 

Thanks for the suggested apps. I will have a look.

Is there any other way to prevent images from being downloaded by editing the code in any way?

 

Don
Shopify Staff
2752 198 386

Hi again!

Don from Shopify once more.

I checked in with our themes specialists internally to see if there was a coding solution they could point to.

Their advice was that the absolute best protection you can afford your images would be to watermark them, as even the apps linked above cannot provide 100% protection against dedicated attacks.

You might like to use an app such as one of those linked above in addition to watermarking your images, but it sounds like the latter is the stronger security step to take.

Have you thought about how you will be marketing your store yet?

Would you have already been selling your work elsewhere and are looking into new opportunities?

 

Regards,

Don

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ImkeSNB
Excursionist
21 0 5

Hi @Don 

 

Thanks for the feedback!

We are busy looking at marketing internally 🙂

Regards,
Imke

Arun-SB326
Shopify Partner
2 0 0

Hey Don,

If the images are watermarked or logos added to the image would lead to product disapprovals in Google. Is there a way around to protect the images being downloaded from the Shopify site?

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Best,
Arun

Smartartinnovat
Visitor
1 0 0

I found a code that goes right before the </head> tag

 

<script type="text/javascript">
document.onkeydown = function (event) {
event = (event || window.event);
if (event.keyCode == 123 || event.keyCode == 18)
{
return false;
}
}
document.addEventListener('contextmenu', event => event.preventDefault());
</script>

 

 

It doesnt work for iPhones though

infinitestrokes
Visitor
1 0 0

<script>
document.addEventListener('contextmenu', function (e) {
e.preventDefault();
});
</script>

 

 

this works for disabling right click i know its a little old but this should work 

Administrador_T
Tourist
3 0 2

Hi, don! 

I need the opossite. I add a new theme i want people to be able t dowload images from mi site. can you help me?

kukkivaoksa
Visitor
2 0 1

Hello Don.

We have same situation, we do not want our imagery being easily copied from our site. I have tried several solutions from the app store. No one seem working. I can right click the image in the cart and catalog. Could you point on to surely working, reliable and free solution/app for right click disable?