Can you lock an image against manipulations by a third party and/or "spying" into your work process via a look at your adjustments?
I am thinking of never giving out another original file again.
Except: if you can lock a file against manipulation and a view of the adjustments.
Otherwise, if you give an original file to a client, nobody can prevent a client's best friend to tinker with the settings, and ruin the image. And still it's my Copyright and my authorship on the metadata, as if I had done this.
Additionally, if you give out original files, any other person can copy your settings and save them as presets, and so copy your style.
So, is there an option to lock an image, or will one have to keep tight control over one's work?
(e.g. only sending files directly to the printer, never giving out CDs with the burned files, but only low res jpegs like in proofs, etc.)