On my sites:
When users post external images/photos by using the IMG-tag we notice this because they are not watermarked with our choosen logo (the watermark is attached when using the forums attachment- or our custom upload-function).
When we (mods/admins) notice the external images we can click on a button (located at the quote-button area) at each post.
When clicking this button the external image/photo is transfered to our servers and saved in a separate folder.
The post is automatically updated and the external IMG-link is replaced with the local one.
Additionally the original link is added as text below the image/photo.
In the settings for posting the user can tick an option that prevents us from copying the image/photo, the one-click-transfer button is then hidden.
In this screenshot you can see the watermark.
No need to do anything because the image was uploaded with one of the forums upload-functions and is saved on our own servers.
In this screenshot you can see NO watermark, it has to be external.
The mods/admins now click on one-click copy button to transfer the image to our own servers.
When clicking the one-click copy button the post also is updated and the external URL is changed to the local, additionally the original URL is added below the image/photo.
- It is important that the users can block the copying of images/photos in the message options!
- The one-click-copy does not work if the IMG-URL is https
- The one-click-copy does not watermark the image/photo