Remote Image viewer for S3
This software is designed to work with Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) and allow you to store image files remotely. This offers several advantages, including secure reliable storage of your images. This program supports AES image encryption that can be used to protect your files from unauthorized viewing. No files are stored on your computer; they are all stored remotely.
This software is BETA. Right now it's in experimental status. There are a lot of features to be added. It really
Signing up for Amazon S3:
In order to use this program, you need to first sign up for Amazon S3. You can to this at http://www.amazon.com/s3
When you sign up for S3, you will be issued a couple of important keys. They are called the "Access Key ID" and "Secret Access Key".
To view these keys, log into your amazon account at http://www.amazon.com/s3 and click the <Your Web Services Account> button and select "AWS Access Identifiers". That will bring up the page with your keys.
The main thing you need to configure is the access keys that we just talked about above. They can be changed any time by using the main menu, selecting the setting menu item, and selecting "S3 Account Keys". If you do not enter the right keys, then S3Viewer will be unable to connect to Amazon.
Working with the Folder Tree
In the upper left corner of the main window is something called the 'Folder Tree'. The tree allows you to conveniently create hierarchical folders to place your images in. It starts out with one folder called "Root". If you want, then you can just stick with that folder, but it's usually convenient to create a couple folders of your own. This is done by pushing the little <New> button.
Your folders will all initially be empty, because no pictures are stored in S3. You need to add pictures to your folders by using the <Import> button. The import button is down below the files list. When you press it, it will bring up a windows dialog box where you can select files. You can select more than one file by using click and shift-click (or ctrl-click).
By default, files are not encrypted. If you are concerned about the privacy of your data, then you can encrypt it. Encryption uses the AES algorithm which is a very secure encryption standard. You must remember your passphrase or store it in a secure location. If you lose your passphrase, then it will be impossible to view any files. Encryption only affects files that you import after setting the passphrase. It won't affect files imported previously.