In my last post I mentioned concerns I have about blogging and protecting my content. I started doing some research as to what I could do to make it a little more difficult to “grab” items from my blog. Before I share what I found I just want to remind everyone that nothing is 100% fool proof…there are many ways to get around the obstacles we set up to protect our blogs.
The first thing I did was to google about “how to stop copy and pasting on my blog.” I found a HTML code that you can put into your blog’s HTML. Please make sure to back up your blog before doing this just in case you make a mistake and to ensure that your original template and info is safe.
Here is the link where I found this helpful info: http://www.ehow.com/how_6118563_stop-copy-paste.html
The link I just mentioned will give you the code for stopping right clicking and there is also code to keep people from copying and pasting from your blog.
I found that even though I disabled copy and paste that a person can still grab the code from my blog button box if they want – that’s a good thing!
For those of you who use Blogger you may on occassion upload pics to your blogging account when you want to share a pic on your blog. Blogger uses Picasa to store your pictures that you upload. The cool thing that I just discovered today is that when you log into Picasaweb.google.com (where your blogger pics are stored) you can also edit them on Picasa or use another editor on Picasa by Picnik.
Warning: if you’ve never used Picnik you might get addicted once you start using! I love that it’s right there to use for the pics I’ve uploaded to my blogger account.
I thought I would have to add watermarks to the images on my blog through Photoshop and then upload them again to my blog. The great thing is you can add a watermark or even enhance any pictures you have right away in Picasa by choosing to edit in Picnik.
To get to your pictures that you have uploaded to your blogger account:
1. Go to picasaweb.google.com.
2. Login just like you do to get to your blogger account.
3. Click on the album you want to edit
4. Click on Edit in Picnik
5. Click on the Create Tab
6. Click on Text —–& Type your text (I typed the name of my blog and added “All Rights Reserved”) —–
7. Optional- Pick your font
8. Once your done typing just click Add
9. Click Save to my album
10. It will then ask you if you want to “Replace” the original picture or Save as a new photo. I chose “Replace”
The setting defaults on your Picasa Albums are very loose- meaning anyone can download pics etc…
To change your privacy settings:
1. Click on “Settings” located on the upper right hand corner.
2. Go to “Privacy and Permissions” and change anything you’re not comfortable with. Unfortunately the defaults are set at “Allow any visitor to download my photos and Order prints. I chose to uncheck those boxes.
3. Save Changes.
I know that doing this can be time consuming, especially when it comes to putting a watermark on all the pics you’ve posted on your blog…but do what you feel you need to do.
I may not watermark every single pic at this moment but at least now I know i can do it without alot of hassle.
If you have anything to add to this I’d love to hear your comments.