I'd like to make some images so that only authenticated users can see the full version. The public would only be able to see the thumbnails. Is it possible to do this using the Media Firewall?
I created a new source and marked it private to authenticated users only using privacy settings by ID. I then set the source of an image to the new private source. I moved the image to the protected directory.
I was hoping it would display the "this image is private" image when clicking through or trying to expand the image. Instead, it shows the watermarked version of the image.
Short answer: "No".
Long answer: PGV isn't designed to do this at the moment. However, the media firewall, which really just intercepts 404 errors that occur when the visitor's browser requests an image that isn't in the web-addressable server's file space, could be re-worked to do as you ask. It's highly unlikely that anybody would be willing to take on this project.
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