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How to bulk upload photos using FTP

Bulk uploading photos using FileZilla FTP

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Written by Kathy Zimmerman
Updated over a week ago

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a secure and efficient method for uploading and transferring files between computers over a network. For photographers who need to share large volumes of high-resolution images, collaborate with clients, or deliver files to print services, using FTP can be a reliable solution. This guide will walk you through the process of FTP uploading as a photographer.

For bulk uploading, you will need to utilize any of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) clients. Such as FileZilla, WinSCP, Cyberduck etc.

Selecting a reliable FTP client is the first step in the uploading process. There are various FTP clients available, both free and paid. Some popular choices include FileZilla, Cyberduck, and WinSCP. Choose one that suits your operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux) and offers the features you need.

Here is an example of FileZilla - Click on the highlighted icon to configure a new site.

Install and Configure Your FTP Client:
After downloading and installing your chosen FTP client, open the application and select the logon type to Key File Enter the following details which we would have provided.

  • Protocol: SFTP

  • Host/Server: Enter the SFTP server address.

  • Logon type: Key File

  • Username: Input your assigned username.

  • Select the Key File that we have shared. (You need to reach out to GeoSnapShot to request this information)

Save these details for future use, some FTP clients allow you to save them for quick access.

Click on the "Connect" or "Login" button in your FTP client to establish a connection with the server. Once connected, you'll see a split-screen interface displaying your local files on one side and the remote server files on the other.

Setup the site as per the below image & click Connect.

Navigate to the Correct Directory:

Locate the directory on the remote server where you want to upload your files. This may be a designated folder for your images or a client-specific directory.

Note: You will need to "Create your event" within GeoSnapShot first or if already visible in your account create the albums connected to that event to add photos to the correct albums.

Use the β€˜Local site’ section to find images folder that is located in your system & β€˜Remote site’ section to browse the event & album in GeoSnapShot website.

Upload Your Files:

Select the files you wish to upload from your local directory and drag them to the corresponding directory on the remote server. Alternatively, many FTP clients also provide an "Upload" button for this purpose.

Here is a quick look of how it is done.

Monitor the Transfer:

As the files are being uploaded, your FTP client will display a progress bar or status indicator. Ensure that the transfer completes successfully without any errors.

Check the uploading status or time remaining for the bulk upload to complete.

Disconnect from the FTP Server:

Once your files are successfully uploaded, disconnect from the FTP server to ensure the security of your connection.


FTP uploading is a straightforward process that allows photographers to efficiently share and deliver high-resolution images. By following these steps and using a reliable FTP client, you can streamline your file transfer process and ensure a smooth collaboration with clients, print services, or other stakeholders.

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