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How uploading pictures works

Once you're a member, uploading pictures is as simple as drag-and-drop.

Once you're a member, uploading pictures is as simple as drag-and-drop. When you drop a file into our upload widget, it collects as many images as you'd like to send in a batch. That batch of images is sent to our servers in the cloud where the images are processed for performance and analyzed for faces. When that process is complete, you'll get a notification inviting you to explore them in the Gallery.

We currently support all three of the major image types:

  • JPEG (typically files that end with .jpg),
  • TIFF (typically files that end with .tif), and
  • PNG (you guessed it, files that end with .png.) See here for more about file types.

There's also no cap on file sizes so you don't have to worry about downsizing high-resolution scanned images, for example.   Like Google Photos, Apple iCloud, or even Facebook, when you share a picture, your recipient gets a link. They can download the picture and re-share it if they like.

Ponga does not work that way. While your recipient gets a link, right-clicking the link doesn't offer an option to download the image. This gives our members more control over their pictures. Be aware that your recipients can take screenshots, but with high-resolution images, they won't get the original that way. This approach makes Ponga a great way to easily share but still protect high-resolution images.

The performance functions give users the ability to quickly zoom in and out of the details on even a very large image. This makes Ponga a terrific way to share high-resolution, scanned images with family and friends. Our cloud storage data centers adhere to the highest standards of security. For more see "How can I be sure my pictures are safe?" here.

Details included in your images such as metadata descriptions and keywords remain untouched in your original files. We use best-in-class security techniques and keep a backup copy of your original file before creating the working copy for Ponga. Should you ever want us to return your originals, not a problem. We can do that, just ask.

Last updated:
September 5, 2022
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