Secure Image Sharing with img.bi

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

May 22, 2015 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Web apps like FilePizza can come in handy for transferring files and documents in a pinch, but what if you need to securely share a photo or an image? img.bi to the rescue. It looks and acts like any other simple photo sharing service: drop a photo or an image onto the upload area, push the Upload button, and the service does the rest.

 

But there are several things that make img.bi stand out from the crowd. First of all, before the image is uploaded, it's encrypted using the AES-256 algorithm with a random key. This ensures that your photos are stored on the server in a safe manner. During upload, you can specify for how long you want the uploaded photos to be stored on the server, and the service will automatically remove the photos when they reach the expiration date. img.bi generates a number of URLs for each uploaded image. Besides regular URLs for viewing and embedding the image, the service provides URLs for removing the image as well as deleting it after the first view. In addition to that, img.bi also generates Tor and I2P links for viewing the uploaded images via the Tor and I2P anonymous networks.

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