Yes, the computer noodnik is asking another question. I heard those footsteps beating a hasty retreat. I'm unfazed.
Let's assume that I can figure out how to scan a photograph from my printer/scanner (What brand and model printer/scanner are you using? What software came with it?)so that the photo lands somewhere in my hard drive (a big assumption). (Here are the directories/places to look first in order of priority: /My Documents/My Pictures directory, /My Documents, /desktop, /<scanner> )Let's also assume that I can find where it lands (another big assumption). I name the file. And I want to post the photo here. (To post it here, you first need to post it elsewhere on a website or photo hosting service such as
Let's assume I manage to accomplish all this (gigantic assumption). What's to keep someone from right-clicking on the photo and getting the url I assigned to the photo. Isn't that url in my computer? Can someone get into my computer through the url? (No. You will be uploading the image file to a computer/server on the internet and they will assign the url based on their network and directory structure. All a URL does is tell you which website domain to connect to and where in their directory structure to find the file. When you register at a photo hosting site, a directory is created for you with your registration name or ID. Your photo files are stored there. The internet photo hosting site will need to connect to your computer and be given the directions to locate the image file on your computer and upload it. You'll do that by using the browse function on the photo hosting site to identify and locate the image file.)
If this is a phenomenally stoopid question, just let me know. I won't be offended. I know that many people post personal photos here. I'm just wondering how to keep my computer secure. (This is not a stupid question. More people should be conscious of the need for PC security and make an effort to understand how it is done.)
Thanks. You computer people have been amazingly patient with me. I'm grateful.