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Windows 7: How to lock the JPEG files to be uncopyable

30 Jun 2014   #1
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 
How to lock the JPEG files to be uncopyable

Hello all,

I have many JPEG files (pictures) on my USB flash memory. I give it to my customers to look at those pictures and choose one (then I make their order based on that selection). I want they can look at the pictures but don't can to copy or drag-and-drop them. Is there such a way?

I use Windows 7.


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30 Jun 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no way to do that. Even if you find a lock mechanism, they can always snip the pictures. The only protection I can think of is a watermark. But else, there is little hope. I can copy any picture that appears on my screen - no need to copy, download, drag and drop or similar. Just a snip will do.
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30 Jun 2014   #3
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Apparently watermark is best choose, yeah?
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30 Jun 2014   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
Apparently watermark is best choose, yeah?
You can also if you're within a network create a folder of particular .jpg, right click and not share it.
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30 Jun 2014   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Huh?????? A networked thumb drive you hand to someone? How does that work? The OP wants the customer to be able to view the images.

By the way, watermark ONLY the copies you give to the customer. You might include a number on the photo too so there's no confusion of which one(s) they want.
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30 Jun 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurdman View Post
Apparently watermark is best choose, yeah?
You can also if you're within a network create a folder of particular .jpg, right click and not share it.
If I can see it on my screen, I can copy (snip) it. I can even print it - to .pdf or .xps. Just press CTL+P. There is no escape.
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01 Jul 2014   #7
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thanks to all of you.
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03 Jul 2014   #8
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Only one question about watermark please. OK, I chose watermark to mark my pictures, but those pictures are many. How can I mark them (that is, watermark them) as fast as possible? Is there any good tool or way for that?
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03 Jul 2014   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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03 Jul 2014   #10
Franky

windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Thank you very much. I used Picasa 3.9.
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