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NJTackle
August 15th, 2012, 01:12 PM
We are thinking of developing another photo site and have some questions:

1 - Can a user sign up, post photo's in a 'private' area and then post img links on OTHER forum sites to these private photo's allowing only selected people to view them on the OTHER site? Can this user select these people themselves? My guess is these other selected people would need to have an account on my site also and be logged in to authenticate and see these private photos on the other site????

2 - Can we have different membership levels (ie level 1 free image posting up to 10 photos or 10 mb. level 2 allows 1000 photos or 1000mb but must pay a fee, level 3 is unlimited with a fee also). Can this be automated member registration and payment retrieval?

Thanks

Chuck S
August 15th, 2012, 01:20 PM
1. This all depends what they do. Meaning if they post the actual true link to the photo no there is no protection. If they post say the url to the photo meaning the actual script link then sure there is protection because your using the script.

2. Sure there is subscription capability to pay for different levels and you can define usergroups with different permissions.

NJTackle
August 15th, 2012, 03:13 PM
Can you give me an example of the 'script link'?

Also, since all the pictures reside on the server as files what prevents search bots from finding them like Google Images?

The concept of the new site is to have them 'secure' so they are NOT visible unless you have the link AND you are authenticated. Can these be placed underneath the public_html folder so they need to be called instead of browsed by a bot?

Chuck S
August 15th, 2012, 03:16 PM
A script link is like we show on our site viewing a photo like

Crystal River, FL - PhotoPost Photo Gallery (http://www.photopost.com/photopost/member-galleries/p3243-crystal-river-fl.html)

A direct link is the actual full direct link to an image and bots can not search the data directory.

There is an option to use a server path below the webroot in the application for image protection.

NJTackle
August 15th, 2012, 03:55 PM
A script link is like we show on our site viewing a photo like

Crystal River, FL - PhotoPost Photo Gallery (http://www.photopost.com/photopost/member-galleries/p3243-crystal-river-fl.html)



Is there a way to have the pic show/visible without clicking on the link? For example show the picture if the person is a member of the picture owners group or a random default image stating 'viewing by invitation only'?

There is an option to use a server path below the webroot in the application for image protection.

Yes, that is what I was looking for. I'll look for it in the config file.

Chuck S
August 15th, 2012, 04:36 PM
To apply viewing permissions you need to actually be viewing a script.

Like I said if you post a direct url to a picture like say this

http://www.photopost.com/photopost/data/500/12IMAG0002.JPG

Everyone will be able to view it that is how the internet works. To apply permissions of some sort you need to be running a script designed to apply such permissions. You can not control permissions on some other site. ;)

NJTackle
August 15th, 2012, 05:21 PM
To apply viewing permissions you need to actually be viewing a script.

Like I said if you post a direct url to a picture like say this

http://www.photopost.com/photopost/data/500/12IMAG0002.JPG

Everyone will be able to view it that is how the internet works. To apply permissions of some sort you need to be running a script designed to apply such permissions. You can not control permissions on some other site. ;)

I agree about the image link. However, if the image is underneath the webroot (an option you said is possible above) can it still be viewed via a link? I'm thinking no as any url image link created would be off the webroot and down, not underneath it, but not sure on this.

I do appreciate your help on this. :)

Chuck S
August 15th, 2012, 05:59 PM
it can be viewed through the script not through a url because no url would be valid.