How to Lock iPhoto Albums

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iPhoto albums are great for sharing with others. If if you don't want prying eyes to have unwanted access to your images, you can protect your shared albums with a password. This amounts to "locking" the iPhoto album in the "Preferences" pane. You can lock or share individual photos or full albums.

  • Click the iPhoto icon in your dock to launch the program.

  • Select "iPhoto" from the menu, then scroll to "Preferences."

  • Click the "Sharing" tab in the toolbar.

  • Check the box next to "Share My Photos." Choose to share your entire library, or select certain albums by clicking the radial button next to your preference.

  • Check the box next to "Require password," and type your password in the text box.

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