File Sharing websites allow you to upload and share large files. You can choose any file sharing website, however it must meet two requirements -> 1. It must be entirely free to use for the recipient, 2. It must not require software in order to download.
Before uploading photos to a file sharing website, do a test upload of three photos and send them to yourself. Are you able to batch download the files? If not, and you choose to use this website, you MUST zip the photos into one* file.
To submit your file via a file sharing website, first choose the website you wish to use and upload the file. Then return to Cemetery Project, locate the cemetery and choose 'Submit Photos'. On the form, please paste the download link the file sharing website generated after your file was uploaded.
There are dozens of choices that are free to use without registration, but we recommend these three:
☞ Zoomfoot is our preferred file sharing website. It is free to use, allows batch downloading, does not require zipping, and there is no limit to the size of the files. When using Zoomfoot be sure to include your e-mail address as the sender so that you will receive a copy of the download link. Once uploaded, files are available for download for nine days.
☞ Sendspace, also free to use but it does not allow batch downloads, so we request it only be used to send zip files. We will not accept unzipped photos sent via sendspace (why?). Sendspace has a limit of 300mb per file. If your submission exceeds 300mb, create multiple zip files and then use the batch upload feature to upload them. Uploaded files remain on sendspace for 7 days. You have the ability to have the download & delete links sent you via e-mail which is handy in case you misplace the download link.
☞ File Dropper allows files up to 5gb (that's 5 gigabytes!) in size, however you can only upload one file at a time. So, like sendspace, File Dropper can only be used to send zip files. Uploaded files remain on file dropper for 30 days. Once the file is uploaded the download link will appear. Be sure to copy this link and save it as File Dropper does not e-mail it to you!
➛ Unless you put our e-mail address () as the recipient of the file, we will NOT be notified that a file is available to download. Please forward the download links via e-mail or through the volunteer form so we can retrieve the file.
➛ When using a file sharing website you must leave your browser open to that website until the file has 100% uploaded. If you leave the page the upload will stop and you'll have to start over. You can open and use other tabs in the same browser as long as you leave the tab with the file sharing site open.
➛ The larger the file you're uploading, the longer it will take. It's also dependent upon your internet connection speed. If you know how fast your speed is (ask your internet carrier) you can use this nifty file transfer time calculator to estimate how long it might take to upload your file.
➛ * If needed you can create & submit multiple zip files. Please ensure that each zip file contains more than one photo.