How to Send Me Your Photos
I really try to keep the adoption family profile design as stress-free as I can. Because, really, the adoption process is aggravating enough, so you don’t really need me to add more stress, right? In order to keep things as simple as I can, I use Dropbox.com to handle the file transfers. Dropbox.com is easy to use, secure, and best of all, FREE!!! And this is preferred because transferring lots of photos via email can lead to other problems – for example, they can fill up an email box, and/or downsize the photo size. No bueno.
Here’s how the process works:
① Once you have pre-paid for your adoption family profile, I wlll send you an email to access the private folder in which you can upload your photos.
② Click the link inside the email to access your folder.
If you do not have a Dropbox.com account, no worries – sign-up is uber-easy. Just provide your name & email address, and create a password.
③ After creating the account, Dropbox.com provides you the option to either:
a.) download their software to your computer (this will place a folder right on your computer where you can drag & drop your photos, which will autosync to the internet)
b.) you can just click a link to take you to your folder on the Dropbox.com website, keeping everything web-based.
Either option will take you to your private folder.
Please don’t freak out – you DO NOT have to download the software on your computer if you don’t want to. It’s just an option, which you don’t have to use. So if this seems really scary to you, click the provided link to Dropbox.com instead.
The screenshots provided next are from the web-based option, because I feel most people will prefer this to downloading software.
④ Here’s your private folder:
⑤ Here, you can upload your photos:
⑥ Also, you can also create subfolders to organize your photos. This is just an option, so if you know which photos you want to use on certain pages, you can upload them to those folders where I can easily find them:
⑦ Once I have created your pages and, later, your finished profile, I will upload them to your folder. You can click on your profile name to view it in the web browser.
Or you can also right-click on your profile name to download it.
⑧ Your finished profile will be print-ready, so you can download your profile, save it to a USB drive and take it to your printer of choice.
That’s really all there is to Dropbox. Since it requires an account to access, your profile is only visible to you and me. And once the profile is completed, I delete the entire folder. Your photos and files will not be permanently stored.