This program is primarily designed for building protection mechanism into photos and images published on the net. It also has a range of optional capabilities that creates opportunities for carrying out activities in photography, design and architecture. The tool is organized in two modules, one is an editor and the other is a viewer. The editor could be used to download images, add comments and watermarks to images as well as any information on the author and the background. The Hold Image 2 - [Editor] creates an executable file (EXE) or a Hold Image Viewer file (HIV) that could only be viewed on the viewer program. The image protection technique involves several steps. These include image packing in the executable file (EXE) or the Hold Image Viewer file (HIV), image encryption, watermark application on the image, etc. It also involves additional steps like the service Additional Extensions, service internal data, service Life Protect and service Single Player.
It is possible to add information on the author, comments and/or a password to the images and folders. It is also possible to select the background color for ease of viewing. The program thus helps in protecting images against theft. Individual portfolios could be protected too. This technique can also bring in some protection against payment frauds. This technique will enable you to send a protected image. The protection can be removed when it is paid for. In general, the tool makes image marketing easier. Among other features, this tool gives format conversion capabilities. It can be used to add watermarks and other features. Watermarks can have text as well as images and layers for complex watermarks. This is a very good product.