The internet has made it easy for artists to share their work with people around the world. Sharing your images on the internet can increase the odds of someone stealing your work. In this article discover how to protect your art images on WordPress.
It is very easy for someone to save your image on their computer by right clicking and selecting save image as.
With it being so easy for people to steal images, I still have to believe that there are more good people in the world than bad.
Even though there are more good people than bad, it is still a good idea to take some extra steps to protect your business and your artwork.
How to Protect Your Art Images on WordPress
Here are three ways that you can start protecting your artwork on your artist WordPress site.
You can add a watermark on your image. This will discourage most people from using your images. However, there are some people that know how to erase the watermark and will still be able to use your image.
A watermark is a faint sign or symbol that is placed over an image. It is usually the name of an artist of business.
One negative with using a watermark is that your image will not look as good. If you are selling your artwork online you want your images to reflect what it looks like in real life.
Disable Right Click
WP Content Copy Protection is a simple plugin that will disable right clicking on your entire page.
Your images and your text will not be able to be right clicked and saved on someone’s computer.
It has a high rating and there are over 30,000 active installs.
If you want to go the extra mile this might be an app for you to look into.
The top two solutions are good but resizing your image will be the best solution for you.
Resize your image to no larger than 500 pixels x 500 pixels at a resolution no more than 72 pixels per inch.
This will make the image size too small for someone to print but will look good enough to view on the computer.
If someone would print an image this size, the height and width of the print would only be about 2 inches x 2 inches. A print that is that small would make it difficult for someone to sell and make a profit.
This is one of the safest ways to protect your work. By adding the above two will just add some extra security to your work.
It is always a good idea to take extra steps to protect your artwork and your business. These are easy ways to protect your art images on WordPress and will give you peace of mind.
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