How to keep some photos private

Discussion in 'macOS' started by farqueue, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    Hello people, how do i keep some photos on iphoto private? Ie needs a password to be able to access it?

    (PS: Its not porn):D

    Its urrr... dont worry just tell me ok?:D
  2. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    my advice- don't keep those photos in iPhoto. Just put them in some random folder.

    And you can always use Apimac to make invisible & password-protect folders.
  3. n-abounds macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2006
    You can't really keep them in iPhoto and have them protected. I'd say move your porn into a folder, and use disk utility to encrypt it. If you still want your porn to show up in iPhoto, you can change where iPhoto looks using iPhoto's preferences.
  4. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2005
    download iPhoto Buddy (its free).

    This little app will allow you to have multiple iPhoto libraries.
    Keep your regular library, and then simply just create a whole new one for all the good pics....

    Just remember if you launch iPhoto directly it will open the last library you view via the iPhoto buddy.
  5. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    consider some or all of these:
    1. Create an encrypted disk image (big enough to hold all your... ummm... "private" pictures. Make it big enough to account for future expansion). choose a password, and don't have it saved in your keychain.
    2. open the encrypted folder.
    3. when opening iPhoto, hold down the option key
    4. create a new iPhoto lilbrary inside your encrypted disk image
    5. use this new library for your.... ummm... "private" pictures
    6. when you are down remember to unmount the encrypted disk image

    Depending on your needs, you could do all or some of these (just put the pictures in an encrypted disk image, not in iPhoto), or just use a 2nd iPhoto library

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