We live in a world where we can send photos and files to someone else at the simple click of a button. An absolute game-changer! – when it works that is. We know it can be infuriating when you’re met with things like ‘File size too large’ or maybe you just aren’t sure on what platform you should be using. That is why we have created a list of the 5 platforms you should start using to send photos and large files with ease.
Dropbox is a storage system that allows you to upload your photos or files and access them on any device, almost anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
You can upload to Dropbox in three different ways:
1. Desktop – Drag and drop them into the Dropbox desktop app.
2. Phone or tablet – Download the Dropbox app from your App Store > Open the folder where you would like to store your photos or files > Tap the + on the bottom of your screen > Click upload file(s) or photos > Set location (photos only) > Upload.
3. Dropbox.com – Drag and drop photos or files onto the site or use the upload button.
You can then send your photos and files from your desktop, or phone and tablet (as long as you download the Dropbox app). Choose the photo or file you want to share, click the share icon, and enter the email address of the person you would like to share with.
At Alcom IT, we are Dropbox partners, meaning you can come to us and get a Dropbox Business account. Talk to one of our experts today to find out more about this.
Find out more about Dropbox and how it can benefit you.
If you have Microsoft 365 then OneDrive is something you should be taking advantage of. OneDrive allows you to upload a photo or large file from your PC or Mac and then edit them on your laptop, tablet, or phone. It is the perfect solution for easily accessing your photos and files without having to constantly send them to yourself. To upload your photos and files all you need to do is click ‘Upload’ on the menu bar at the top or simply drag and drop your files into it.
Not only can you edit them yourself but you can send them to other people who can do the same. To do so Hover over the file > Tap the upload icon > Type the email of the recipient.
If you decide you want to stop sharing access to your photo or file with someone just Hover over the file > Tap the settings icon > Manage access > Stop sharing.
Lastly, to access OneDrive from your iPhone, Android or tablet, simply download the Microsoft OneDrive app from the App Store or Play Store.
Find out more about OneDrive and how it can benefit you.
If you have struggled to try to send a file that is far too large – try WeTransfer! The platform allows you to send files of up to 2GB, which is far more than most platforms will allow. All you need to do is go onto their website and you will see an option presented (below).
Now just add the file you want to send, type the email you wish to send it to as well as your own, and add a message. Yes, it’s as simple as that!
Up next we have Google Photos. This can be accessed on your PC or Mac and is also accessible for both iPhone and Android users. All you need for this one is a Gmail account (and a bunch of photos!) If you don’t have a Gmail account you can quickly create one here. With Google Photos you can create your own album, where you can upload as many photos as you wish. Friends and family can request access to your images and you can request access to theirs.
You can also download the Google Photos app on your device – meaning you can keep yourself in the loop with ease!
Last but certainly not least, AirDrop. If you’re wanting to send a photo or file, and both you and the recipient have an Apple iPhone, iPad, or Mac, then AirDrop may be your saving grace. The function is super quick and super simple. The first thing you need to do is make sure you and the recipient both have your AirDrop and Bluetooth switched on, and you are within close range of one another (the same household typically speaking). To turn your AirDrop on click Settings > General > AirDrop. The sender can then click the share button on their photo or file, and select AirDrop. They can then choose the name of the recipient who will then receive a notification asking to accept or decline.
Need more information on the best way to send photos and large files? Feel free to give us a call on 03333 055 055 and talk to one of our experts!
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