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01/25/2010 07:05:07 AM · #1
This is not meant to start the old debate of how people can steal pics....
But I was surprised how EASY Windows 7 Snipping Tool....
a person doesn't even have to go through the trouble of right clicking to steal a photo, just simple drag the mouse around what you want.

So, be careful if you post large res photos are photos without logos.

My sister took all the photos on my website within just a couple minutes....They were already lower res photos but they looked same quality online, but could not print larger than a 4x6 with any quality....

01/25/2010 10:52:02 AM · #2
guess I didn't have to worry about a debate....
this must be old news
01/25/2010 11:03:46 AM · #3
Well, there's been many screengrab programs available for a long time that do the same thing. The only difference is that MS finally built it into the operating system. I find I still prefer to do a printscreen and then paste it into my image editor.

The transparent overlays are nothing more than a minor deterrent and a notice that these are not free offerings. If someone still wants them, they are easy enough to take.

Message edited by author 2010-01-25 11:04:08.
01/25/2010 11:55:54 AM · #4
What's interesting is that the transparent overlay forces thieves to use some method of screen grabbing. The end result of this is that the "Image_Reuse_Prohibited" portion of the file name is removed. Because of the incredible stupidity of most image thieves, the file naming has actually been a good tool for finding stolen images. So in the end, the transparent overlay is a double-edged sword. It thwarts the hopelessly computer-inept, but can actually make it harder to find images stolen via screen grabs.
01/25/2010 12:00:13 PM · #5
Originally posted by kirbic:

It thwarts the hopelessly computer-inept...

Thwarting 98% of the public is probably good. ;)
01/25/2010 12:01:51 PM · #6
Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by kirbic:

It thwarts the hopelessly computer-inept...

Thwarting 98% of the public is probably good. ;)


<snicker>
Yes, I do agree that for the most part, at least at this point in time, the end result is a reduction in stolen images.
01/25/2010 01:10:11 PM · #7
it comes down to the fact that if people want to steal photos, they can do it. Right click protection and whatever else don't solve it, just mean it takes more than 5 seconds to take a pic.

Even without Windows 7 you can always do a screen capture and crop it in MS Paint if you're really bothered.
01/25/2010 03:37:04 PM · #8
What overlay? I use Firefox and ABP and the images retain the Image_Reuse_Prohibited title too. Most people who use FF also have ABP installed so image saving is a non-issue.
01/25/2010 03:49:42 PM · #9
Originally posted by Jac:

Most people who use FF also have ABP installed so image saving is a non-issue.

Going off to look for an extension I was unfamiliar with...
01/25/2010 03:50:05 PM · #10
Originally posted by kirbic:

It thwarts the hopelessly computer-inept...

Perhaps you missed this part?

Here you go, spiffy: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

Message edited by author 2010-01-25 15:51:28.
01/25/2010 03:56:21 PM · #11
MS Snip tool is in Vista as well.

Click START and type SNIP in the box... easy.
01/25/2010 03:57:53 PM · #12
Originally posted by freakin_hilarious:

Originally posted by kirbic:

It thwarts the hopelessly computer-inept...

Perhaps you missed this part?

Here you go, spiffy: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

yeah, just tried and blocked the .gif from loading, unblocking images...
well atleast it has only been downloaded nearly 69 million times. :-/
01/25/2010 03:58:15 PM · #13
Originally posted by Louis:

Originally posted by kirbic:

It thwarts the hopelessly computer-inept...

Thwarting 98% of the public is probably good. ;)


And that would be me~!
01/25/2010 04:06:09 PM · #14
Oh, it's adblock plus. I didn't recognize the reference to it by it's initials.
01/25/2010 07:53:17 PM · #15
Originally posted by Simms:

MS Snip tool is in Vista as well.

Click START and type SNIP in the box... easy.


OMG...didnt know that.....Ha on me!!
01/25/2010 11:13:23 PM · #16
Originally posted by dassilem:

Originally posted by Simms:

MS Snip tool is in Vista as well.

Click START and type SNIP in the box... easy.


OMG...didnt know that.....Ha on me!!


and me... ;)
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