Protecting Your Photos

Zenfolio knows how important your images are to you. We have many ways to protect your photos.

The Access Control panel, accessible via the Toolbox, allows you to control your visitors' access to your photos and other information.


The following elements can be enabled or disabled through Access Control:


Using the 'Private' Setting and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The top level group in the account is called the All Photographs group. This group contains all of the galleries and photos in your account. If this group is set to 'Private' in its Access Control settings, it will cause the site's homepage to not be indexable by search engines like Google. This will cause your site to not appear in search results.

So if you would like your site to appear in search results, make sure that the All Photographs group is not set to 'Private' in its Access Control settings.

You can protect your images and keep them private by locking the individual groups and galleries that contain your private photos (you can set them to Private or Lock them with a Password). You can also set individual groups and galleries to not be searchable by search engines.


Gallery Lockout Feature

To enhance the security of password-protected galleries, entering an incorrect password too many times will lock that user out of the gallery for a period of time.

After entering the incorrect password too many times, we will display the following message "You have one more attempt remaining before this gallery may be locked. Please contact photographer if you do not remember the password". If the enter an incorrect password again, we will send a notification e-mail to the photographers main email address on file. 

Please see this guide for more details on this feature.

Other suggested ways to protect your photos:

Please also see this video on how to create secure client galleries: