I’m assuming you’ve got a bunch of digital images, videos and maybe even sounds you’d like to share with Our Tree. Here’s a few tips on how best to get them to me.
Getting files off your smartphone
It doesn’t matter which flavour of smartphone you’re using I’d recommend you use the “share” menu that will be visible from your photo and video gallery. Here’s three easy to use tools you can use.
Dropbox is a simple to use service that replicates folders on your devices and computers. You’ll need an account on Dropbox and the Dropbox app installed on your smartphone. Lets start with the app.
Head on over to your app store and search for Dropbox. Make sure you’re installing the official Dropbox app from Dropbox.com.
Once installed start the app and follow the instructions to create an account on Dropbox. If you already have an account just add your username and password.
Once that’s done:
- Go to your gallery of photos and videos and select the material you would like to share.
- Then select the share option and follow the prompts until you see the Dropbox icon.
- Select Dropbox and follow the prompts to upload your files.
This may take some time and I’d recommend you do this on a wireless connection as it’s bound to chew up your monthly internet allowance.
- Once that’s done open the Dropbox app and press the little down-arrow on the Camera Upload folder.
- Select Share.
- Then select “Copy Link”. The link to your folder will be copied to your clipboard.
- Then email or text the link to me on 0409948280 or email@example.com.
Even easier you can use the share option in your gallery of photos and videos to just email the whole lot to me. Please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter
If you want to publish your images and video to any of these social networks please use the hashtag #ourtreedoco. By using this hashtag / keyword I’ll be able to find your contributions.
Getting files off your laptop or desktop
If you have a lot of files on your computer I’d suggest you use Dropbox as well. You’ll need to download the Dropbox desktop application from dropbox.com and set yourself up with an account.
Follow the prompts once you’ve got the application installed. It’s simply a matter of creating a folder that you will share with me. When you’re ready open your web browser and login to your Dropbox account on dropbox.com. Select the folder you want to share and press the “rainbow” icon. This will enable you to share that folder with me. Add my email address email@example.com and your files will automatically be shared with me.
Once I have your files I’ll make a copy and unlink the shared folder.