How to protect your WordPress website from image theft

Olga Weis

WordPress is a great platform for sharing your content with the world out there. Type away your musings, post images and videos, engage in conversations and receive a feedback on whatever you do – as great as it sounds, let us not forget that this is the worldwide web, open to everyone. Its major drawback is that your content can easily be stolen and misused. So when you upload a picture on WordPress, be prepared to see it one day on another website – that too, badly cropped or with captions in a horrible pink font in the least suitable place. To protect image on website is no easy task.

Having said that, we still do our best to prevent image theft, and here’s what you can do:

  • To prevent image download disable right-click on them, so “Save As” option is not available anymore. It is easy to implement and equally easy for hackers to figure out a workaround.
  • Another way of image protection is sharing only small images. Thieves are not really interested in poor quality grainy pictures, but neither are your website visitors. Then you are missing the point of online picture sharing.
  • Take a legal action. There are international copyright offices that know how to protect images. Subscribe to them, add pictures to their registry and chase the law violators with the help of your lawyer. That is if you have some spare time and extra cash to spend on such things.
  • Watermark photos, Mac owners can easily do it. Some might say that a Mac watermark can be removed with the help of Photoshop. However our argument is that it will at least make thieves to think twice, and to add watermark Mac users need minimal resources.
Add watermark to images

How to add watermark to photos on Mac? What watermark software Mac owners can use and what watermark application for Mac will allow adding a watermark to hundreds of your images in one go? Our take is PhotoBulk by Eltima Software.

Here is your step-by-step guide for watermarking photos on Mac:

  1. Download and install the application.
  2. Launch it, ‘drag-and-drop’ images to the app’s window.
  3. Click the Stamp button at the bottom and set up your watermark for Mac - choose between text or image, specify its size and opacity. Place the watermark with the help of a special controller.
  4. ‘Preview’ images, ‘Start’ to apply the changes and ‘Save’.

That’s it – you can create presets for watermark, Mac users can utilize later on.

This watermark app for Mac offers other functionality for bulk processing images such as resizing and optimizing.

PhotoBulk

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 16.39MB free space
Version 1.7.0 () Release notes