FAD-Photo uses Dropbox.com for instant photo and video file delivery. We upload your files to our account and send you a link so all you have to do is click on the link and then click the download button.
In some cases, you may have to wait up to 10 seconds for the download button to appear. When it does, then click to download the file to your computer or smart device.
When two or more files are delivered, we use 9Zip, a generic Windows 10 application. It combines your files into one “Zip” file and then we upload it to Dropbox. The Zip file you download will display like a folder in most operating systems. For example, with Windows 10 you can open, play, and copy your photo and video files to wherever you need them.
Do I Need to Install any Software for Dropbox or 9Zip?
No worries, you won’t need to install any software or set up your own account.
What is a Zip File?
Zip files make more efficient use of your computer’s storage space by reducing the file size and combining multiple files into one file. It works well and the process is lossless – that is, there’s no decrease in your photo’s or video’s quality. The good news is that you won’t have to install any software on your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Once downloaded, your operating system will treat the zip file very similarly to a folder. Simply click on the zip file just like you would a folder. Your files can then be extracted (just right click) or individually copied to any location you desire. If you’re using Windows 10, you can view/play your files by clicking on them in the zip file. Many other operating systems work similarly.
What About My Tablet or Smart Phone?
Smart devices, such as Android, treat the Zip file a little differently. Use your file explorer to find the zip file, typically in the Download folder. Then select each file (or all) and extract them. Your files will be found in the Download folder and can be opened, played, and copied to wherever you need them. Apple devices running iOS use a similar process.