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Put image/video inside secure notes in Keychain Apps
I'm not sure if this is documented already. When you create a secure note from Keychain, it will accept an image or movie just as easily as it will accept text. I was able to put an image in one note and a movie in another. You can also play the movie while it's secured inside the note.

Create a secure note from the menu bar, then copy and paste the image into the note. That's it, the image is saved inside a secure note. You're done.

To put a movie inside a secure note, go to the file location on the Finder to locate the movie. Drag the movie to the body of the secure note.

[crarko adds: I'm not sure if it's documented either. This is a fairly old submission in the queue, so things may have changed recently.]
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Put image/video inside secure notes in Keychain
Authored by: keirthomas on Mar 01, '14 01:54:55AM

If you've images or videos you want to encrypt for protection the best policy is to put them in a encrypted .dmg via Disk Utility. (Google it -- there are many guides online.)

However, the trick is to create an alias to the image(s) or video(s) somewhere on the desktop or in a folder (drag the file with Option+Shift held down).

When you double-click the alias, you'll immediately be prompted for the password to the .dmg archive, if it's not already opened. In other words, you haven't got to waste time manually opening the archive first.

The downside is that you'll need to manually close the archive after viewing by ejecting it in Finder. However, I'm sure that somebody somewhere has written a folder action or Automator action that periodically (i.e. every few minutes) attempts to eject any open encrypted .dmg mounts. If the file is open it'll fail. If it's not open it'll succeed.

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Put image/video inside secure notes in Keychain
Authored by: designr on Mar 01, '14 05:33:52PM
set diskName to "YourDiskNameHere"
tell application "Finder"
	eject disk diskName
end tell
or
set disksList to {"Disk 1", "Disk 2", "Disk 3"}
tell application "Finder"
	repeat with i in disksList
		eject disk i
	end repeat
end tell


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Put image/video inside secure notes in Keychain
Authored by: TechnoBob on Mar 01, '14 03:00:47PM

I like this hint.

Also, keirthomas wrote:
> I'm sure that somebody somewhere has written a folder action or Automator action that periodically
> (i.e. every few minutes) attempts to eject any open encrypted .dmg mounts. If the file is open it'll fail.
> If it's not open it'll succeed.

I would be VERY interested in this action! I have things saved on .dmg's that I must try to remember to close if I'm not coming back to my computer quickly. Something like this that would securely clean up after me would be nice to have. Anyone know of such an item?



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Put image/video inside secure notes in Keychain
Authored by: captainulf on Mar 04, '14 02:47:25AM

TaoEffect's Espionage is a commercial product that uses disk images to provide seamlessly encrypted folders. It might be worth a look in this context.



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Put image/video inside secure notes in Keychain
Authored by: macosnoob on Mar 04, '14 08:09:30AM

I don't use this approach myself, but it looks promising (and free):

How to automatically eject a disk image,
http://www.practicallyefficient.com/home/2011/05/30/disk-image



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