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Got a question... A question about iPage web hosting...? Thanks in advance for any answer. Another question... Hi, is there a way I could stop visitor to my store from getting my images. I ran a store where the product I sell is basically replicable if you have the image file, therefore I want to stop people from getting my design images..

I tried having the <img src="point to a php page passing in the image name variable">.

And the having that page return the right path, but doesn't work..

Help!!..

Comments (25)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

This isnt easy as if they cant download the image then they cant view it on your site..

The only things you can really is watermark the images..

There are contributions that can do this for you dynamically...

Comment #2

But they can still just copy the image link and download the any image on the site, I want to show the image link as something like.

Http://www.mystore.c...e=thisimage.gif.

So nobody can download it..

Comment #3

That's what I did previously, until I saw someone do it on ebay, although using ASP but I figured it would also be doable using PHP..

Comment #4

I dont know of anyway of doing this...

You can hide the image location.. you can disable right click.. but open IE.. goto file.. Save as... web page complete and you will have the image...

Comment #5

Sigh, I just reformatted my HD and now I can't find it. There was a really good article on how to do this in PHP. Unfortunately, I can't find it. I'll look some more though. Here's a page I found that mentions a way to do it that may or may not work for you (maybe worth a shot)..

Anti-leech with .htaccess.

If I find that php method i'll post it...

Comment #6

Found this posted somewhere..

<?php.

// creates the variable.

$from = getenv("HTTP_REFERER");.

// This will check to see if the variable / URL is valid or not. If it is valid, the page will load!.

If ($from != "http://www.yourhost.com/page.html") {.

// You can insert a custom error message here.

Print("Sorry you have tried to link to a page which does not accept leeching. Click the link below to continue. <br>.

<a href=http://www.yourhost.com/page.html>CLICK HERE</a> to enter");.

Exit;.

}.

?>.

That's directly copied from another forum located:.

Here...

Comment #7

Just my two cents, but to get around this I just convert my images to .swf (Flash) and choose protect from import in the compile options when I export..

JR.

Ps-Obviously if you don't have Flash this won't be much help...

Comment #8

Hi, is there a way I could stop visitor to my store from getting my images. I ran a store where the product I sell is basically replicable if you have the image file, therefore I want to stop people from getting my design images..

I tried having the <img src="point to a php page passing in the image name variable">.

And the having that page return the right path, but doesn't work..

Help!!..

Comment #9

Go to your admin page, and in download options just turn it off the download permission..

Comment #10


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.