File Sharing websites allow you to upload and share large files. If you choose to use a file sharing website you MUST zip the photos into one* easy to send 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'. In the volunteer 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 two:
☞ Send Space allows files up to 300mb in size. 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! (need instructions?). PLEASE do not use the batch upload feature to upload unzipped photos, while you can upload in a batch files can only be downloaded one at a time and it's very frustrating and time consuming. It's okay to use the batch feature to upload multiple large ZIP files though.
☞ File Dropper allows files up to 5gb (that's 5 gigabytes!) in size. 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.