How Can I Protect My Illustrations?

How Can I Protect My Illustrations?

First, anytime anyone uploads anything to the Internet, it’s in danger of being “stolen.”

Second, Indie Platinum cannot and will not be held responsible for protecting artwork that is uploaded to this site.

Things you could try to protect your work…
**Disabling the right-click link
**Adding a watermark
**Uploading only low-res (72ppi) images

HOWEVER, please understand that these methods don’t always work. If you disable your right-click function, a user can simply click “Ctrl Print Screen” to copy your image and paste it on their desktop. If you add a watermark, a Photoshop (or other software) expert could take it off.

What should you do?
There are many experts out there who can advise you on protecting your work. Please read these articles:

  1. How to Protect Images of Your Artwork From Being Stolen Online – by Dan of –
  2. Artful Resources: Protecting Images of Your Artwork Online – by –

Hope this helps.

Hello Indies! I am a former special education teacher of over 20 years, and now a full-time children's writer, researcher, and freelance editor. My newest picture book, The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read (Random House) debuted as the No. 1 Picture Book in Women's Biographies and Children's American History. It has since won the 2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award, the 2022 Rhode Island Children's Book Award, the 2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite, the 2022 Comstock Award, and the 2022 Ann Izard Award. It has received STARRED REVIEWS from Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal, and received a great review by The Wall Street Journal. My first picture book, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis Story (Lee and Low) debuted on September 24, 2018. It is a School Library Journal selection and received positive Kirkus and Horn Book reviews. I penned African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel. I am the author of several educational books for teens, and I occasionally review books for The New York Journal of Books. Thanks for visiting!

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