If you share your computer with other users, then you are probably looking for ways to keep your personal files away from their prying eyes. If the private files are pictures, you can rely on Image Vault, a dedicated software solution that enables you to password protect your graphic files.
The software solution runs without any issues and before you get to enjoy the app’s functions, you need to create a vault - assign it a name and choose its location, then enter the password that will be used to protect its contents.
You need to make sure you choose a passphrase that cannot be easily guessed by the other users, but that can be easily remembered by you (if you forget it, there is no other way to retrieve your locked files).
Once the vault has been created, you can start adding the you want to keep private by moving them to the newly-created vault. You can also copy the said files, but this would mean that they could still be accessible to other users.
Additionally, Image Vault also provides you with the possibility to preview the pictures without requiring a third-party application - simply double-click them and they are opened in a dedicated panel.
You can create as many vaults as you like, as long as you make sure you do not forget the password corresponding to each one.
Furthermore, Image Vault can help you preserve your privacy by securely deleting specific files, so that they cannot be retrieved using specialized recovery software.
To wrap it up, the application can be of great use to all those who cherish their privacy and enat to make sure that they are the only ones who can access their personal images.