The following is a Plus Edition article, written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.There are dozens of ways to share digital pictures, GEDCOM files, word processing documents, and other files with friends, relatives and co-workers. However, almost all the file sharing services have some drawbacks:
- The services designed for sharing photographs (Flickr, Picasa, Shutterfly, SnapFish, etc.) often compress your high-resolution photographs, making them appear to be much more "grainy" than the originals.
- Some file sharing web sites charge fees.
- Some file sharing sites make your files available to everyone, which may or may not be what you want.
- Most file sharing sites limit the maximum size of your files.
- While you could send your files to others by e-mail as attached files, most e-mail services will not accept any files larger than ten megabytes, and some have limitations as low as one megabyte. This limitation prohibits the sharing of many videos and other large files.
One file service avoids most of these problems.
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