Using pics from hard drive or photo editor....

@coffeebreak (17820)
United States
April 6, 2013 7:14pm CST
I post pictures here, I have them on a blog and Facebook and a few other places...I pull them from my C: drive with the "Browse" button option. Is there any cause for alarm in doing this in that a hacker/decipher person being able to hack onto my hard drive and mess things up or crash it? My blog has the Picaso option and I have been using Photobucket too. But if there is no problem in using off my hard drive...why use the other options? It seems to me just yet another step to do...from camera to hard drive to photo editor program... What does everyone say?
2 responses
@marsha32 (6689)
• United States
7 Apr 13
I actually have no idea. I've always thought that once I post a picture to a website, it's on the website hosted there and not accessible from my harddrive. You have put out some food for thought though....especially if the file name stays the same? I think it changes to the website where you post it though. Marsha
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
7 Apr 13
I dont' know, marsha. And it might not even be an issue, but I always ask when in doubt....just in case! I don't want to be hacked!
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 13
You are right marsha32, the image will be uploaded to the site and no longer related to the hard drive.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 13
I fail to understand what your concern really is. If you posted a HTML coding on the page so that the image on your hard drive was displayed on the webpage then I would understand your apprehension, although that would not really constitute a risk. As I understand it you have actually uploaded the image to the site, so the image is now hosted there and no longer associated with your computer. If you copy one of the images to a flash drive and delete the copy on the hard drive, you will notice that the image still exists on the site, which should prove to you that the image is no longer linked and alleviate your concerns.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
7 Apr 13
Thanks asylum...I just am not able to understand all this computer stuff so easily. That is why my question. I don't understand how things all work with URL's and the like. I would now say, since it is gone from my hard drive....why use an alternate Photo Editor like Picasa or Photo BUcket? Why bother with that extra step for copying from PC to that site, when you don't have to? I mean, you copy from the camera to the PC to the Photo Editor to the site you want the picture on. Why not just shorten the steps and copy from PC to site...and eliminate one step as doing this isnt' all that quick and easy if you do any croping or size changing etc.