How to Password Protect any Image File in Windows

You can lock any image file with a password just as you lock files and folders in your computer. Lock Image is yet another portable application for windows that converts an image into an exe file and password protects it. After that, anyone trying to view the image will have to enter the password to unlock it.

How to password protect an image with Lock Image

Following are the steps involved to get started with Lock Image:

  1. Download the Lock Image Zip
  2. Unzip the program and launch it. After that, just drag and drop any image into the application window.password-protect-image
  3. Navigate to File and choose Save as. Enter any name and the file will be saved as an exe file.
  4. You will be prompted to choose a password. Enter the desired password and you have successfully locked the image


You can share the locked executable file with anyone and when they click it, they will be asked to enter a password. The people with whom you share your locked image do not need to have Lock Image or any other software installed in their system. The application is portable and thus can be used in any computer from a usb drive without requiring any installation.

Techie-Buzz Verdict

Lock Image is great for password protecting images and converting them into exe files. It’s portable and you do not need any installation. No compatibility problems and even a kid can use it easily.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 4/5 (very Good)

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Amit Banerjee

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  • Ramkumar

    Wow thats a great tool. But can that run on Linux too with WINE (windows emulator) ?

  • Amit Banerjee

    @Ram: I am not sure whether it works on Linux or not. But it works with All versions of Windows. Thanks for your comment.

  • Taylor L.

    Is this the same thing as locking an image (pic) that is on my webpage, so that others can not copy/paste it??