Getting Started

What is Photolock?

Photolock™ protects your images from being stolen without your permission and prevents you from being on the wrong end of copyright infringement.

Since the internet came into existence, image theft has become a widespread problem. It’s so easy to download and copy images from the internet, and a lot of people fail to realize that they are using someone else’s work without permission, which is copyright infringement.

Prevent Everyday Site Visitors from Stealing Your Work

Using Photolock™, you can disable your visitors' ability from saving images from your website without permission. Photolock offers powerful features you can customize and add any level of protection you would like to your site.

From disabling specific mouse and keyboard actions to hiding your source code, using Photolock makes you create a safer environment on your site and present your digital work without fear.

Protect Copyright

Copyright protection is essential for individuals who do the digital form of art for a living, and for businesses who invest in photography and sell digital goods. The ease with which someone can steal images or artwork from a website requires an added level of protection.

It is also essential for online stores that use third-party photography because many companies are required to comply with copyright and usage-rights agreements. Therefore, it is a necessity to explicitly convey to your visitors that your digital assets are protected under the copyright law.

Photolock offers you powerful features for you to communicate these rules with your visitors.

Benefit from Fully Controllable Security Package

In the digital world, it is not yet possible to 100% protect any file or digital asset. In theory, someone who has access to the server that your website is hosted can pull all your data. Web Browsers also still have to load all data to remote computers in the background, which is how the Internet is architected.

Therefore no solution can provide 100% protection, but just like we all do to protect physical assets, you can make it extremely hard for a user to access and download your digital assets from your website.

Research shows that only 0.3% of the global workforce know computer programming. We approximate that using Photolock™ as an added level of security is sufficient protection for about 97% of internet users around the world.


Photolock comes with robust set of features to disable the users' ability to copy & download images. All features are customizable so you can set the desired level of protection on your site:

  • Mouse Locks
  • Keyboard Locks
  • Source Code Protection
  • Screen Locks
  • Watermark Protection
  • Anti-Bot Protection


You can install Photolock on any website within just a minute

  1. Click "Add app" button, and type your Shopify username if required.

  2. Select your plan and start your free trial.

No other action is required. Photolock™ will be installed to your Shopify store automatically.

  1. Copy-paste the code below into your <head> after all other javascript libraries to load photolock.js

    <script  type="text/javascript" src=""></script><noscript  id="photolockNoscript"><style>body *{display:none}body:before{content:"Please enable javascript to view this site"}</style></noscript>


Photolock aims to prevent image theft attempts by an average user. Using Photolock as an added level of security is adequate protection for approximately 99% of site visitors. Photolock cannot prevent site visitors from entirely accessing the codeset of the website and assets embedded in the code due to the architecture of internet browsers. Therefore it cannot provide complete protection against advanced attacks even though there are source-code protection and anti-bot measures available.

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