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There are two ways in which you can upload image files. By logging in to your account on Africa Media Online you can upload using the online upload system. Or if you know how to use ftp you can log in to our ftp site and load images that way. It is good to get familiar with both methods because depending on the network you are connected to the internet on, one method or another might not work. In this post I will deal with the Online Upload System.

Online Upload System

1. Log in using your username and password on any page of Africa Media Online. If you do not know your username and password email contributors@africamediaonline.com

2. Three tabs will appear at the top of the page. Click on the Upload tab

Upload Tab

3. That will bring you through to a page with a list of checks. Make sure your images conform to the list. If they don’t they will be rejected. Tick each one before proceeding.

upload check list

4. Clicking Submit takes you through to the page where you can begin uploading files. Click on Browse to go and search for the images you want to upload. You can upload many pictures at a time if you select a group

Select files

5. Immediately upon clicking on select, the files will begin to load. You will see a progress bar for each file as it loads. Once a file has loaded its progress bar will disappear. The count of number of files uploaded will not change from zero until all files are loaded. You can cancel the upload of an individual file by clicking on the red “x” and you can cancel all the uploads by clicking on “Cancel all Uploads”. Be careful about using this as you may cancel an upload half way though and the image will appear online half uploaded. It is very important that you do not navigate away from this page while the images are still uploading as the upload will be cut off.

6. Give your images up to 24 hours before they are searchable online. Please do not re-upload the same file without first checking if the first one was received. Email contributors@africamediaonline.com if you can’t find it online.

7. Please email contributors@africamediaonline.com when you have done an upload, noting how many files you have uploaded, so that we can confirm that the files have come in safely.

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