Simple image protection script using javascript


It can often be handy to disable the browser context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click) on your website, partiularly if you have images that you would prefer no-one copies without consent.

I ran into this situation recently and put together a very simple script to prevent images being selected or the context menu being opened.

It doesn’t prevent opening the console using F12 or shift + i, nor does it prevent text selection.

* Copy Protection

// Disable image drag
document.ondragstart = function() {
  return false;

// Disable context menu
document.oncontextmenu = function() {
  return false;
Written on July 8, 2015