iPhoto is the photo organization and editing application created by Apple. It allows you to import, organize, edit, print and share your photos.
One useful feature in iPhoto is the ability to lock albums. Locking an album password protects it so that you can restrict access to those photos. This is great for albums containing sensitive or private photos that you don't want others to access.
Locking albums in iPhoto is easy to do. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to lock your iPhoto albums:
There are several good reasons why you may want to lock albums in iPhoto:
Locking albums provides an extra layer of security and control over your photo collection. If you have albums containing photos you want to limit access to, locking them is highly recommended.
Locking an album in iPhoto requires just a few simple steps. Here is how to do it:
Open iPhoto and in the Library section, select the album you want to lock. You can select multiple albums to lock at the same time if desired.
Go to the File menu and choose "Lock Album." A lock icon will appear on the selected album(s) thumbnail indicating it is now locked.
A dialog box will open asking you to enter a password for the locked album. Type in a strong password you will remember.
Tip: Use a mix of letters, numbers and special characters for a strong password.
Re-enter the same password in the confirm password field. This ensures you didn't make a typo on the first enter.
Click OK to lock the album with your chosen password. The lock icon on the album thumbnail will now be "locked" indicating password protection.
The album is now locked! Only someone entering the password you set will be able to access the photos inside.
To lock multiple albums at once, select all the desired albums first before choosing "Lock Album" from the File menu. You will set one password that will apply to all selected albums.
To access a locked album's photos or to make any changes, you will need to unlock it first. Here is how:
Now you can view, edit, add to, or make changes to the previously locked album. Be sure to re-lock it when you are done if you wish to keep it protected.
Videos are precious memories and all of us never want to ever lose them to hard disk crashes or missing drives. PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your videos safely backed up in one or more online accounts.
Simply Download PicBackMan (it's free!), register your account, connect to your online store and tell PicBackMan where your videos are - PicBackMan does the rest, automatically. It bulk uploads all videos and keeps looking for new ones and uploads those too. You don't have to ever touch it.
Here are some useful tips for efficiently working with locked iPhoto albums:
Using these tips will help you get the most security and privacy benefits from locking your iPhoto albums.
Locking albums in iPhoto keeps your private photos secure and creates a great way to selectively share albums. Just remember to use strong passwords and practice good password hygiene.
Locking albums provides an extra layer of security over your photo collection. Use it to keep personal, sensitive or private pictures protected from unauthorized access.
Following this guide, you now know how to quickly lock albums, set passwords, unlock them when needed, and work efficiently with protected albums in iPhoto.
So lock up those albums you want to keep away prying eyes! Your private photos will remain private, secure and completely in your control.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about locking albums in iPhoto:
Locked albums are fairly secure thanks to password protection. However, someone with access to your Mac could potentially bypass it. For highest security, use FileVault encryption.
Unfortunately no. There is no password recovery for lost iPhoto album passwords. You will have to unlock the album by deleting it and re-importing.
No, iCloud Photo Library does not sync or retain locked album statuses. Use encrypted backup instead.
No, the Photos app respects iPhoto album locks. You need to unlock them first in iPhoto to view them.
No. Locked albums are exempt from Smart Album criteria. Photos in locked albums won't appear in any Smart Albums.
No. You need to unlock albums first before iPhoto can perform face detection on the photos.
Deleting a locked album will prompt you for the password first before permanently erasing the album and all its contents.
No. There is no way to recover or restore photos from a deleted locked iPhoto album if you do not have a backup.
Automate backup & migration of your photos & videos with support for all top services.
Trusted by users in 125+ countries.
“Your pictures are scattered. PicBackMan helps you bring order to your digital memories.”