We also created a robots.txt file to try and prevent search engines from indexing images from our site in the future. We didn't have a robots.txt file before. We didn't really need it we felt since we are happy to let all bots crawl our site and didn't have any restrictions.
So following below is what we have in the robots.txt file now that we created one. I hope this will not hurt our search engine rankings in any way as a result of these settings we put in place to block image indexing?
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User-agent: * Disallow: /*.gif$ Disallow: /*.jpg$ Disallow: /*.png$