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Replying to Transferring Large Files Online
Posted 22 January 2011 - 02:19 AM
Posted 12 October 2010 - 04:06 PM
I have a folder of 50 mb worth of pics that I need to transfer to my friend for a photo project. Now, I was trying to zip it but no matter what zip program I used, it barely decreased the size. Are pictures just not zippable?
Also, are there any free image-hosting sites that allow larger file sizes? I normally use imageshack.us, but that limits file sizes (like most free hosting sites). I even looked into free websites, but most of them limit files sizes to be uploaded.
The only other option we're trying now is transfer via AIM, but that's hard because it's hard to be online at the same time. So it'd be great to have some kind of online "depository" ...or at least be able to zip these things!!
As is written in one of the posts replied in response to the topic, if you want to transfer the files just once to a friend then the best thing you can do is to use yousendit.com. You will upload your folder and they will provide you a link. You give the link to the friend to which you want to send the folder and he will download the folder from the link. It is all as simple as this.
If you want your image files to be available for view online then you should use the image hosting websites. Another thing i would suggest you is to use free hosting service like blogger or wordpress. You can create a blog with just your pictures on it and they will remain on the internet for as long as you like.
If you want your image files to be saved on the internet as zip file then you should upload it to forums which support file hosting.
Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:53 PM
Posted 08 October 2010 - 03:16 PM
Posted 22 December 2006 - 12:05 AM
Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:21 AM
The only problem is that when you want to download it you have to wait for a minute and then the download starts.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:55 PM
If not, there are several options:
1. Use AstaHost. Transfer files using FTP to your AstaHost server and then your friend can download them from the public_html folder.
2. A lot of sites allow transfers of up to 250 or 500 MB. Are you sure you haven't missed the best ones?
3. Transfer using IM. You can use AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger or GTalk. I have never tried 50 MB before, but it worked for 26-27MB.
Those are plenty of options. Just use the best one.
Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:47 PM
Posted 12 October 2006 - 08:25 PM
Have you tried Yousendit yet? Basically you upload your file, up to 1 GB, I think, onto yousendit's servers, and then yousendit will provide a link that they email to your friend, and then he has 7 days to download the file from yousendit's servers, after which yousendit will delete the file. It's good for one-time transfers.
YouSendIt only works with single files, so be sure to at least convert the folder into a .ZIP, no matter how little it is compressed. You are just looking to make it one file, so that YSI will recognize it and upload it.
Folders don't work on YSI. Just take two extra minutes to zip it.
Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:16 PM
as for transfereing them, use ftp.get an ftp server from sourceforge, setup a username and password that is allowed to download the photo's (zip them anyway for convinence of only downloading one file)
then you friend can download them by pointing a web browser (or download manager) at ftp://username@Your-Ip-Address/ then entering the password when prompted.
(make sure you open port 21 in your firewall)