Using Dropbox?

I can log in to dropbox.  how do I send a collection of photos to friends who can view the photos.  when I checked this the receiver had to log in.  How does this work?
thanks,
capreol
Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAsked:
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Brian McDonaldIT ManagerCommented:
The recipient needs to login to dropbox to view files and folders that you share. You can click on the folders and share them with someone via their email address, they will need to login to their dropbox account to view the files.
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Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
what happens if the recipient is not able to login to a dropbox account to view files?  If they are unable to, is there a better way to do this?
The Microsoft Outlook program indicated that sending 10 photos was too large for the program?
thanks,
capreol
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
They should be able to log into Dropbox (they need to install it first). But it should work.

Alternative:  Microsoft One Drive.  That comes with Office and you can have multiple secured folders.
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Brian McDonaldIT ManagerCommented:
You could share via Google as well, using Google Drive. They shouldn't need to install dropbox, it can be used in the cloud only.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
They do not need to install Dropbox. Use "Copy Dropbox link", not share folder
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Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
Several people I have sent the Dropbox notification to have responded that they are not interested in signing up for a Dropbox account.  That is understandable.  Therefore, how do I share 10 -12 photos by using Google Drive?
Microsoft Outlook is telling me that the file size is too large and will not all me to send the photos that way.
thanks,
Capreol
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think you have to sign up for Dropbox (even if you use the Cloud approach), and BOX, and One Drive and Google Drive.

So people have to sign up for something to share large files.  That is how we do things, and as you note, Outlook does not allow really large attachments.  

How big are your photos, because Outlook will allow up to about 10 MB at least.
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Richard ChristensenRetired computer technicianAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all the experts for your assistance.  Much appreciated.
capreol
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