Frequently asked Questions

What is this site?

This is an image hosting platform to temporary and securely share your images. Most people would find it hard to download your images. And even if they do, they would have their IP address on them. You can still disable all the security features and use it as a simple image hosting, if you wish.

How to use this website?

Assuming that you want to securely share an image (or several) with somebody:

  1. Open https://unsee.cc/
  2. By default the images are deleted immediately after they are first viewed - you can change that by choosing a different option in the "Your images will be deleted" drop-down selector
  3. Click on the big blue button that says "Click to upload"
  4. A small new window will appear prompting you to choose images to upload (you can select more than one by holding shift when clicking on files)
  5. Select your images and click "OK" when done
  6. The window would close and your images would proceed to be uploaded
  7. As soon as the upload process finished you should be presented with a url of your newly created album
  8. You can immediately copy the link url and send it to somebody
  9. You can also open the link yourself and see if the album looks as expected
  10. You can also click on the top-most orange ribbon to open the sharing settings
  11. Modify your settings to your taste if you need to

What are these numbers printed on all images?

These is the IP address of the person, who viewed the image. Every time the image is sent to a person's browser, they get watermarked with this person's IP address. This is done so that even if the image is downloaded it's less likely to be be shared further. And if it would the person who did that would be easy to find.

Is it possible to disable the IP watermarking?

Sure, each album has a setting section that you can access if you uploaded these images. You can find it if you click on the orange ribbon in the top of album page.

What's the QR code on all the images for?

This QR code contains information about the image. It contains a unique image id, image upload timestamp and an encrypted IP of the image uploader.

Can other people/hackers read my IP from the QR?

No. Uploader's IPs are encrypted with AES encryption. Only Unsee can decrypt the encoded values back.

Why do you need the QR code? Can I switch it off?

This is a measure against site abusers, who upload illegal photos and/or harass other people. If such an act is reported to a law enforcement they might reach out and demand to disclose the IP of the uploader.

Unfortunately you can not switch this functionality off. Normal usage of the site should by no means be affected by this. Your personal data is still owned by you only.

My images are being posted without my consent, what should I do?

You can send us a short notice about this and we will quickly delete the album. But this would be a temporary measure. You can also report this to the police to try and stop this from happening in the future.

What you do need to know, though, is that in most of the cases the person who uploaded the images knows you well. It could be your friend, ex or even a family member.

The albums on Unsee are very short lived. Meaning that there's no way to stumble upon an album by chance.

Usually it goes down like this:

I found disturbing/illegal photos, what should I do?

Just click on the "Report" link in the top-right corner of the page. And send us a short notice about this.

I want to report an illegal action/content to the police

Please make a screenshot of the photos in question with the QR code clearly visible and scannable. The QR code contains an encrypted uploader's IP address. With this you can reach out to your local law enforcement agency. In turn the agency will reach out to Unsee and ask the IP addresses to be decrypted.

Can I get reported to the authorities?

In case you uploaded an illegal content or performed illegal actions on the site and this was brought to our attention you may be reported to relevant agencies by Unsee and you IP address might be disclosed to them on request.