Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Dropbox-A great way to collaborate
My friend and I were trying to figure out how she could share a bunch of photos, that we had agreed I would resize and crop, with me. There were a lot of photos and we wanted to start out with the largest sizes we could so that the quality was good. First she copied them all onto a thumb drive and I tried to put them onto my computer, but we had some problems. Either the thumb drive was not good or it was because she is working on a PC and I work on a Mac. So, we decided to try Dropbox as a way to share files. Here is how it works:
2. She invited me to share the files with her. I got an email and accepted.
3. Now when I open my shared folder the folder that she uploaded there appears. I can access all of the pictures that she sent me and work on them.
It is amazing and easy!
p.s. You remember 'the cloud' that everyone talks about? Well, that is how this works. The files in the dropbox are actually stored on a server (computer) somewhere and by sharing that folder more than one person can access it OR you can get your files from any computer that has WiFi access.