Cameras are one of the most used parts of our phones; consequently, the galleries on our phones are filled with private photos that occupy a considerable part of our phone memory.
For this reason, many of us transfer photos from our phones to our computers to free up more space. In addition, some users have their phones synced with their laptops to achieve better flexibility when accessing files from different devices.
As good as this sounds, it means that other people who might use our laptops can also see all the files we've transferred, including the photos.
We need to protect our private photos from being viewed by others, which is why adding a layer of privacy is beneficial.
This is especially needed among iPhone users whose iPhones are synced with their Mac computer.
So, to learn how to lock photos on a Mac computer, keep reading.
One way to protect your photos on a Mac computer is by using Disk Utility to create encrypted disk images.
The process might seem a bit complicated at first glance; however, the steps will quickly guide you through the whole process.
First thing: Make sure to place the images in a folder first.
To access the password-protected file, click on the disk image and enter the correct password.
Bonus: Check out our detailed step-by-step guide on how to open multiple stickies on Mac.
In case the first method seems too complicated, another thing you can do to protect your photos is to hide them.
If you use iCloud Photos, all your hidden photos will be hidden on every device.
Find out how to also lock your camera on your Macbook.