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BR Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Nov 2006Tue 22-Jan-13 07:18 PM
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"Sharing large photo files"


Glen Mills, US
          

An organization where I do volunteer photography has asked me about ways of sharing photos that would overcome the limitations of using email for myself and the other photographers.

A quick search has as usual resulted in an overwhelming number of alternatives. As the people who would use this are not very computer-savvy, simplicity is the key. Also cost. So no ftp and free is good.

My initial impression is that dropbox.com is a good candidate and the free membership should meet our file size needs. Any downside to this, or other recommendations?

Thanks.

Barry

  

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rutherfordphoto Awarded for his article contributions to the Resources Registered since 27th Aug 2002Wed 23-Jan-13 02:47 PM
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Wed 23-Jan-13 02:49 PM by rutherfordphoto

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I use Dropbox (www.dropbox.com) for my clients. I have a subscription, but there is still a free account with at least 2GB possibly 5GB of free storage. I really like it because it's not associated with anybody like Google Drive or Skydrive.

You can set up public, private, or password protected galleries/folders

It's really simple, it integrates with your OS, Mac or Windows. You simply pick the folder and it will upload automatically. You then just go to the folder, generate a link, and send to your client.

If your client doesn't need ongoing access, you can easily delete the link after a set amount of time in order to save disk space.

It's probably one of the most versatile, with iOS, Android, and BlackBerry apps so you can access and send from your phone as well.

~Cheers, Allan~
www.allanschroeder.com

  

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BR Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Nov 2006Wed 23-Jan-13 04:23 PM
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Glen Mills, US
          

There shouldn't be a need for ongoing access - once the organization downloads the photos they can be removed from dropbox.

Thanks for the input. I'll look into it some more.

Barry

  

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19US Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jul 2008Fri 25-Jan-13 02:14 AM
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+1 for Dropbox. I use it to share images I make with a local animal shelter and of works great. I do believe there is a file size limit of 25mb or so. Also if you invite others they will grow your free storage space from whatever amount it starts at. The iOS app works great as well.

Good luck
Tom

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Or more recent work here:
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