You want to do everything you can to protect your work online and keep a visitor from downloading it, especially when it’s a photography client that may just download the image instead of paying you for prints.
Unfortunately, the only 100% sure way to keep your images from being downloaded is to not put them online. What you can do though is make it more difficult, and that’s what this plugin does.
The transparent overlay plugin puts a transparent image on top of your thumbnail and fullsized images inside of ProofBuddy. Since it’s transparent, visually there’s no difference. But if someone tries to right-click save, copy, or drag and drop the image out of their browser all they will get is a small transparent image; not the actual image.
How does it work?
Take a look at the image to the right. It’s displayed the same way that this plugin works.
The image itself is on a layer behind the transparent image. Go ahead and right click save that image. The file that you will save is called trans.gif and is a small, 1 pixel by 1 pixel transparent GIF file.
With this plugin your images inside ProofBuddy will have the same transparent overlay placed on them.
Not that this only affects images that are part of a ProofBuddy album. Nothing else on your site is affected.
This is probably one of the easiest installations of a plugin possible. You upload and activate the plugin and don’t have to do anything else. The plugin takes care of it.
And, if you want to turn it off you just deactivate the plugin and everything is back the way it was.
If you need a bit of help with uploading and activating a plugin, we’ve got a page for that.