iPhoto Question - My only issue with my new Mac

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  1. Nym macrumors 6502a

    Nym

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    Hi everyone!

    I bought a 24" iMac and bla bla I love the damn thing! there is only one thing that I'm kinda missing from my old PC days and it's probably one thing that can be easily solved.

    The situation is that I use iPhoto to manage my Photo library and it's great for most things, however, I have little problem with it (since I was used to Picasa), whenever I have friends come over at my place I like to show them some pics that I have but I don't want them to have access to my entire library, you understand, nothing "porn" about it, but there are some pictures that I consider personal and would prefer not to share them with those as*holes :D
    In Picasa (and I'm not trolling so don't start bashing) I could "Hide" a folder, and when I tried to open it it would just simply ask a password, if it was not entered the photos would not show in the general library.

    I was just wondering if there's any photo managing application for Mac that has this functionality? or a iPhoto plugin? don't you ever have this problem? I'm kinda getting tired of going to the iPhoto Library folder and lock it so iPhoto can't be opened when someone other than my GF comes to my place.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thx in advance :rolleyes:
     
  2. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    You could create a seperate folder in you Pictures folder with the photos you want copied into it. Then go to your Sys. Prefs, and select your desktop/screen saver button. Once on the Screen Saver tab you could choose you pictures folder, and then your specific folder.

    This will now desplay those photos like a screen saver. You could just change it back to your normal screen saver when they are gone.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    ...That doesn't answer the OP's question at all. :confused:

    To the OP: I don't think there's any security settings within iPhoto that can accomplish what you want, unfortunately. Guess you'll have to put your not-porn someplace else (like an encrypted disk image... called not porn.dmg). ;)
     
  4. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    The only way I know to do something like this would be to have multiple iPhoto libraries and to switch between them with something like iPhoto Buddy or iPhoto Library Manager.
     
  5. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    ..with one of those libraries stored on an encrypted disk image.
     
  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    If you are only wanting to show them pics then you could chose to share your photos in the preferences for iPhoto under the "sharing" tab.

    Then you can simply create another log-in and leave your current log-in open, and use fast user switching to go to the other one. Then open iphoto and you can get access to only the selected photos you want to share from your main log-in. You can also share music this way I am pretty sure. I just tried the photo method and it worked fine- maybe you can test the music sharing this way.

    Then you could put a password protect on the screen saver and only your GF and you would know. Then if the "friends" come over you can log-in on that other log-in and they really won't know the difference.
     
  7. Sweetfeld28 macrumors 65816

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    My bad, i mis-read the last part of the question.
     
  8. Nym thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nym

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    Ahahahah, that folder title shouldn't call any attention :D

    Anyways, thanks for the help, it seems like theres nothing "simple" I can do to solve this problem. I guess some of you might understand, I mean, It´s not just my privacy I'm trying to protect, I just want to leave the guys drooling in my 24 Incher and not be afraid that they'll run into my private pics :)
    By the way, if it was porn I'd put the folder in "Movies" so they could watch it in FrontRow, eheh. But that's not the case :(

    How do I create a protected Disk Image? :confused: Can I specify that I want it password protected?

    Edit - iPhoto Buddy solved my problem, I can password protect a specific library :), that was all I wanted!
     

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