Some time ago my girlfriend and I brought my laptop with us on a visit to my parents in law, to show them the images from our most recent holiday. KPhotoAlbum turned out to be a great success, and it didn't last long before my girlfriends little sister seized the laptop and started browsing around on her own. Unfortunately it didn't take her long either to get to some, let say unfortunate, images of me from my youth, and they all had quite a bit of laugh on me. That episode inspired me to add a new feature to KPhotoAlbum, namely privacy locking.
In the menu you will find a sub menu called . To get some privacy, browse - while you are on your own - to the images that you want to keep private, and select from the privacy sub menu. Alternatively you may browse to the images you want to limit your little sister to see, and select .
Now you have specified what to hide away, and once you hand over your laptop to your little sister, simply choose , and your sister will not be able to see the locked images. When done you may unlock them again using .
It is possible to specify a password that must be entered to unlock the database. In the menu, simply select to set a password.
Don't get fooled to believe that this will help you hide away images
for good. First the images are still on the disk, second, anyone with
access to the
index.xml file that KPhotoAlbum uses can read
the password in clear text and optionally delete it. This feature is only
meant as a protection against someone sitting with KPhotoAlbum unintentionally
getting to your private images.