Keeping Digital Photos Secured on the Web
Sharing digital photos with friends over the Web can be fun and exciting. However, putting some of your digital photos on the Internet can be very daunting these days. This is due to growing problem of identity theft as well as images being stolen by people with malicious intent. Perhaps the best way to keep your images is not to upload them on the Web at all. Nevertheless, do not give up so easily because there are ways that you can use to counter this dilemma.
One way of protecting images is by watermarking the centre of your photos. You can use your name or your website as your watermark to make it unusable for other users. This will be unappealing for print and Web sharing. Another way is to eliminate the right-click ability on computer mice so anybody will be disallowed to copy or save any picture of you. Furthermore, you can use shrink-wrapping. This can be done by putting a transparent image over your original picture. Hence, the moment someone tries to save your photo, all he gets is a picture of nothing.
Bear in mind that there are many threats nowadays that are just waiting for victims. Therefore, it is up to you to develop a way to allow only your family or close friends to view your images. In fact, there are many social networks that may allow you to hide or to mask your photos, according to your liking. Most of all, you should be responsible not to expose too much information about yourself. If you cannot help sharing your photos, make sure that you limit the number of pictures you upload.