Blocking photos on non-Photo pages

I know that you can stop photos on photo pages from being downloaded by viewers, but what if you want to block a photo on a blog page for example? Is this possible?

No matter what you do a viewer can get a copy of some sort on any photo posted on a site. They can take a screenshot of the photo which will be small and not printable except for small, low resolution prints. That goes for the photos in the photos page also.
But you can put your stamp of ownership on the images by using a watermark . This can be done with a 3rd party image editor or a watermarking application. You can find both at by searching for "watermark" and "image editor".
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger or later), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger and Leopard. Just put the application in the Dock and click on it whenever you want to backup the dB file. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
Note: There's now an Automator backup application for iPhoto 5 that will work with Tiger or Leopard.

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