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Craig Salmond

Rights to digital photos

Is there a way to lock a jpeg so that an individual can view the image, but not edit or print it? I'd like to give clients photos, but I don't want them to be able to print them off on their own personal computers. Anybody know if it's possible.

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6/29/2005 12:12:00 PM

Laljit S. Sidhu
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/13/2002
  I know there is way. When I received my wedding album on CD-ROM, I was not able to access it accept in slide show format. There was no way, without a lot of work that I did not intend on doing, to access the individual images.

The CD was created by a professional lab for the wedding photographer. I would imagine your lab should be able to do the same thing. Hope this helps.

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6/29/2005 12:24:52 PM

Matthew Slyfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/5/2005

You can make it hard for them to print it. You can make it so the only way they can print it will leave them with a reletively low quality print. However, at the end of it all, the only way to absolutely prevent them from being able to print it is to not give them the picture in the first place.


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6/29/2005 6:09:09 PM

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