Many dotPhoto members — especially newspapers and professional photographers — asked us to fix the FTP upload function, which has been unusable since earlier this year. FTP is working again. It is a very easy way to get your photos into your dotPhoto account. Here’s now:
First, you’ll need to an FTP client application on your computer (you may already have one; if not, see below). In your FTP client, just set the hostname to ftp.dotphoto.com. The username and password will be the same as you use on dotPhoto.
- Apple Macintosh: We recommend Fetch FTP, which is available here: http://fetchsoftworks.com/ It’s free to try, and $29 to buy.
- MS Windows: We recommend WinSCP, which is available under a free license here: http://winscp.net/eng/download.php
After you have uploaded your files to dotPhoto, you’ll see a new album in your account called “FTP.” You can rename it as desired, by clicking on the Organize button on the left and then choosing Album Settings.