The best way to protect your images is to upload them to your own hosting, upload directly to your website, or to an image hosting site that offers direct upload and direct download. Then, you can use the image URLs on the page and post, and hotlink them by simply pasting them into an image tag. This will prevent the files from being hotlinked, viewed, or downloaded by the public.
Nowadays, it is very simple to hotlink images, but it also very easy to detect and prevent images from being hotlinked. If you simply paste a URL to an image in an image tag, it can already be viewed as a hotlinked image. Thus, if you paste the URL of a protected image into an image tag, viewers won't be able to view the file.
If the party receiving the notice is a legitimate website, they are expected to check their hosted files for the hotlink requests and stop the requests, remove the files from their server, cite them, and cite the hotlinker or, if possible, the person who hotlinked them. Otherwise, if they fail to respond to the hotlink notifications, their internet service provider can forcibly remove the content or fine, block, or suspend the website. Faced with such severe consequences, the website will usually remove the hotlinked content as soon as possible.
While hotlinks may no longer be as easy as they were when it was possible for anyone to just paste in a URL and have it be viewed, it is still possible. Simply image editing software, such as GIMP and Photoshop, allows the user to paste a URL into an image to enable direct viewing of the file.
To make this hotlinking protection feature a bit more user-friendly, you could also add a link to the image from the hotlink protected image. The following example allows visitors to follow the link to the image without them being able to download it.
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