Protect image files, flash animations [FAQ]
Can I secure images used
in my website?
Yes. If you
choose to disable the right click in the encrypted file, visitors will not be
able to right click and select 'Save image..' from the context menu (this will
also disable the IE6 Image Toolbar). If you choose 'Save As' from the 'File' menu
in Internet explorer, it will save the html file and all images and other files
referenced in it. But if the file is encrypted, images and other files will not
You may also use the 'Disable Clipboard & Print Screen' option to prevent
taking screenshots of your pages.
However, when someone browses your site, all images referenced in html files are
first downloaded from the server and then displayed. So all your images are somewhere on visitor's
hard drive. They are not stored under their original names, but are still there
and someone can find them, although that's not so easy and most internet users
don't know how to do that.
For a complete image protection , you have to use Image
Guardian - HTML Guardian add-on especially designed for image protection.
Note that Image Guardian
is fully functional only in HTML Guardian Enterprise Edition.
A complete comparison between HTML Guardian Personal, Professional and
Enterprise editions you can see here.
Can I disable the Image Toolbar in Internet
Yes. Selecting 'Disable right click' feature will
the Image Toolbar available in Internet Explorer 6 and later. But for a complete image protection ,
you have to use Image
Can I protect flash animations?
No. HTML Guardian can't do anything in regard to flash (.swf)
files included in your site. It can only make it much harder for your visitors
to save the flash (.swf) files used in your website, but it can not protect them, and
will not modify them in any way.
Can I disable print screen function?
Yes. Just check the 'Disable Clipboard & Print Screen'
box in the main HTML Guardian window before encrypting some file. This will make
impossible taking screenshots of the protected html file. If you want to secure
image files used in your website, to disable Print Screen is one of the necessary