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seldisign says

I think the Envato items protection pattern should be changed, because it is very easy to remove it with photoshop,

take the Casino Icons file by bondyman for example: http://graphicriver.net/item/casino-icons/69991 you can easily save the preview image, load it into photoshop and easily remove the pattern with the ‘Clone Stamp Tool’.

Tell me what you think.

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matu says

yeah i was thinking this only the other day

the spacing of the watermark could be closer togther

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ArikB says

On icons you can use a 50% semi transparent 1px scan line to protect them due to their small nature. For the rest the watermark is being worked on as far as I know, but it’s actually not that easy to remove on some files.

You also need to have a certain balance, if you over do the watermark then sales will drop because you ruin the presentation.

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indusporus says

why not load the image in an encrypted swf and display that swf to the user…?? I don’t know how safe the encrypted swfs are but i’m sure that they are safer than to display them directly

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doru says

true about the watermark but if you purchase the item you will get vector files, not a simple jpeg.

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ArikB says
why not load the image in an encrypted swf and display that swf to the user…?? I don’t know how safe the encrypted swfs are but i’m sure that they are safer than to display them directly

Flat files are often worthless here. You can still print screen a swf right?

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indusporus says
why not load the image in an encrypted swf and display that swf to the user…?? I don’t know how safe the encrypted swfs are but i’m sure that they are safer than to display them directly
Flat files are often worthless here. You can still print screen a swf right?

right…i forgot about that key completely..

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dSKY says

if you decompile the swf you get all design elements used in the file.

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seldisign says
true about the watermark but if you purchase the item you will get vector files, not a simple jpeg.

I am not only talking about the icons..

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doru says
if you decompile the swf you get all design elements used in the file.

A more advanced protection algorithm should be implemented by envato, then.

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