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Real World Digital Photography, 2nd edition by Tim Grey, Seán Duggan, Katrin Eismann

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Protecting Photos Online

For photographers to maintain the value of their images, they must control the use of those images. In the past, the risks of unauthorized duplication of photographs weren't very high. If someone saw your image, it was likely as a print on the wall, and making a high-quality copy of that print was virtually impossible.

The digital world provides new opportunities for your images to be copied without your permission, and those copies may be of identical quality to the original. Because online digital image files can easily be copied, they need to be protected.

For your own image archive, protecting the images is a simple matter of protecting the devices used to store the images, such as CD, DVD, and hard drives. But when ...

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