I need a Flash + script + PHP encrypt or some combination of other high-tech methods for providing me with a publicly accessible slide show with optimal image theft prevention that I can install in a website freely open to the public that won't require viewers download anything other than free player downloads. Nothing exotic like game or subscription or other proprietary players. It appears the freeware program at [url removed, login to view]
along with a companion program at [url removed, login to view] would build the secure slide show I have in [url removed, login to view] tentative host for the slideshow is [url removed, login to view] and they sent the following reply to my inquiry as to which of their hosting package would be suitable for a slide show using these applications:
I'm not familiar with Smarty but all of our hosting options support better then
php 4.0.6 and zend. I highly recommend our baby account as it is the most
feature rich account with a low cost.
I temporarily have installed 100+ images in a Google Picasa web album that provides almost every slideshow function I want (except a fade in and out transition) but my main concern is security against image theft. I need to relocate this slideshow to another host to effectively hide any image root directory, deny right-mouse image save or file properties or any and all ways to copy, download or hotlink my images. The goal for this project is to have a state of art a stand alone slideshow that
uses whatever high-tech combination- Flash + script or whatever will provide the slideshow functions I already have in Google Picasa (without having images available in an album or file manager that is accessible for downloading). I do not want to watermark the images. The Google Picasa images appear individually, without resizing (all differing sizes and formats) with auto-timed out mouse-activated control panel that provides viewer choice of auto or manual advance, duration, F11-full-screen
with option to turn captions on or off. (I would like to add active links to the slide captions that Picasa does not provide.) I would like additionally at least a fixed- timed fade in and out (adjustable would be nice) and least importantly (not essential)- viewer choice of options for background music. I do not require any exotic image transition or themed graphic platform but will add some text Title images to the beginning.
I need a fixed-price bid for installing such a slide show in my selected host so that I will be able to intuitively upload, edit, reconfigure, and caption additional images without my needing to use anything beyond my amateur level of html language- something similar to the Picasa application. I would take a recommendation for your using slideshow generator programs (Macromedia, Powerpoint, etc.) that provide equivalent security and function as the slidecrab application plus options for
hosts that provide whatever higher tech parameters are necessary for attaining maximum security. You would have to insure that they have the level of php, Flash or technical resources that your max security slideshow requires for hosting. I do not have the technical background that enables me to anticipate those kinds of requirements so it would be part of your responsibility to recommend the technology that will provide me a product that provides optimal image security (with good to excellent image quality)- provide me a means to make ongoing edits without further cost to me and then options for a hosting service that can accommodate my website platform for the slideshow in case HostGator does not provide sufficient program resources. Keeping in mind this is a not for profit, educational project so need the most economical choices that will still produce a product that provides maximum image security.
Deadline for project to be completed by end of September, 2010. Estimated budget $500.
Each bid offer must have a cover letter with a general description of the technical approach for how maximum security will be achieved to guarantee against image theft and how I will be able to accomplish ongoing edits to the product and a competitive fixed-price bid for completing the job within a total budget of $500.
Only applicants with some portfolio examples of slideshows you have created using slidecrab/smarty or alternative program that would accomplish equivalent functions considered.