Protecting private information against unauthorized access is one of the problems that computer users encounter. In order to solve this issue, you can use various encryption methods, but there are also applications such as Jpg+FileBinder that can help you.
This lightweight tool is simple, yet useful, as it allows you to hide important information in a picture carrier file. Practically, it merges an archive file with a picture, making the output look like an image, when actually it contains the compressed file.
The main advantage it brings you is the ease of use, as you have to follow just a few steps to hide your files. The first one is to choose the image file. JPG and JPEG are the two supported formats.
Then, you have to select the archive file that you want to hide, whether it is ZIP, RAR or 7Z. Just like the input picture file, the output one has to be in JPEG or JPG format.
After you choose all the files, all you have to do is press the 'OK' button and let the program do its magic. A notification message appears when the binding process is done.
The output file acts just like a ordinary picture: it uses the default image viewer to open, it can be previewed and has an image file extension. On the other hand, when you open it with a compression utility, you can view the hidden archive contents.
Jpg+FileBinder is a simple application designed to enhance file security. However, this tool does not encrypt your files and does not restrict the access to them. Anyone can view the archive content if they know the hiding method. Thus, if you want to make sure that your files and folders are secure, you have to consider an encryption utility.