Is it possible to prevent images on my website from being downloaded?

We understand that protecting your website's images is important to you. While it's not possible to completely prevent people from copying images from a website, we're here to help you understand why and explore some helpful alternatives. 

When visitors access a website, their web browser automatically downloads all the necessary files, including images, to display the content properly. Unfortunately, once these images are downloaded to a user's device, there isn't a foolproof method to prevent them from accessing or copying those files.

Some web companies may claim to offer solutions like right-click protection, referrer limiting, or watermarking to protect your images. However, it's important to note that these measures are often easy to bypass and may negatively impact the usability of your website for regular visitors. 

Additionally, it's essential to recognize that image protection measures on your website do not extend to other platforms where your content may be hosted. Images can still be downloaded from popular platforms such as Facebook,, SafariNow, TripAdvisor, Google My Business, and Google Maps, among others. This further emphasizes the challenge of fully securing your images on the internet.

While complete protection may not be possible, we'd like to suggest an external service that could assist you. Pixsy is an online platform designed for creatives and image owners to discover where and how their images are being used online. Their suite of tools and services can help you address the unauthorized use of images and provide you with valuable insights.

We hope this information helps you better understand the limitations and alternatives related to image protection on your website. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.