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Here's something you can do. Instead of complaining about the use of pictures of work you didn't do (legal or not, you are still misrepresenting your work) try using pictures of your own work. Your fellow members here at Lawnsite would get upset if your images were ripped off.
 

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you know there are ways to lock pics on your website so that when someone "right-clicks" on the image it tells them that this is "write-protected" and will not allow them to capture the image. Check with your webmaster for details.

Just a thought!

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HE DID NOT TAKE YOUR PIC! That picture is available on many web template sites. Do a search in yahoo or google for lawn care web template or something similar and you will see them for sale with same pic for $20. Bit different though if you actually took that photo of your own work.
 

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Originally posted by Blades of Steel
you know there are ways to lock pics on your website so that when someone "right-clicks" on the image it tells them that this is "write-protected" and will not allow them to capture the image. Check with your webmaster for details.

Just a thought!

Tim
Man, you beat me to it!:) If you do that though, you have to put watermarks on photos also, becasue that "Prt Scrn" button on the keyboard, ya'll know what that does? Press it sometime. It takes a "picture" of everything on your computer screen. Then you can go into some image editing program, and click PASTE, and walaah! you have whatever you saw on your computer screen, now in a editable picture format. So, all you would have to do is crop down to the "locked-out" photo, and then save it. Theres other ways around that garbage too, so you either have to take as many precautions as you can, or just pray hard no one will take any pics.
 

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Well it's nice to know your aware of a technique to capture images, in which there are many ways to do this. However, posting ways to capture/steal images was not the idea here. Illustrating exactly how to illegally capture images from the web is not exactly a good idea. Explaining to those who would like to steal photos doesn't exactly help matters.The print screen function has been around for years and is functionally well designed for people who have the abilities to edit images. Most thieves will not have the knowledge to do this so lets tell them how. These guys work hard to keep there website unique to there own liking.

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Well said. It's just about impossible to fool thieves with anything. The print screen key is actually pretty common knowledge, anyway.
 

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Print screen will get you a degraded copy of the image. And even using the right click blocking script is easily worked around if you know what you are doing. There are always possibilities that people will steal your stuff on the web. A picture is nothing. I had a lawn site member steal my website and all the content I created myself last summer. Including content based on years of fliers and company literature I had used for a long time. That's about as low as you can get, and the goof still has the balls to show his face on this site.

That right click disabling function is a javascript function that will put a pop up on the screen whenever someone tries to right click on the page and do a "save image". Look here.
 

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Well, if you cant think of anything else, save the image with an embedded file protection (EFP) password. I believe Linux came out with it about 3 years ago, due to the distribution of the Linux software across the internet. The same EFP can be added to photos of certain formats.
 

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I right clicked someones lawn pic last year. It was of a beautifly striped yard. At my house it was 20 degrees and snowing outside. I right clicked it and saved it to my desktop for a background to look at and think about the season to come. But I did not use it in my biz.
 

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Then you just do View | Source, and grab the url of the image. That right-click only protects it a little bit.
Originally posted by Blades of Steel
you know there are ways to lock pics on your website so that when someone "right-clicks" on the image it tells them that this is "write-protected" and will not allow them to capture the image. Check with your webmaster for details.

Just a thought!

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Originally posted by Richard Martin
Here's something you can do. Instead of complaining about the use of pictures of work you didn't do (legal or not, you are still misrepresenting your work) try using pictures of your own work. Your fellow members here at Lawnsite would get upset if your images were ripped off.
That pretty much sums it up.....

If your work isn't good enough for your own pictures.....You might have a problem..
 
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