Locking images

I plan a website which will include images I don’t want people to be able to remove or copy. Is it possible to set up images on a site in such a way that copying or downloading an image is prohibited?

You can use all kinds of tricks like disabling right click or dragging, but if an image is online it is ultimately impossible to protect 100%. The user just needs to screenshot and they have your image.

You can enable hotlink Protection to prevent people from using your bandwidth resources, but unfortunately in terms of downloading images and using them, it’s kinda unavoidable.

Even hotlink protection is easily bypassed.

You can only make it appear protected for the average consumer. Which in most cases is enough.

As soon as someone browsers the page they have downloaded the image anyway.