Where to store files

If your task requires images, audio, or video files, you can upload them:

Photo hosting

Some photo hosting services are free and don't require registration. This way you can quickly and easily upload your files and get links to them. But they have limitations. We recommend that you read the terms of use before using photo hosting services.

Note

The information about the terms is provided here for informational purposes.

The terms may be changed by the service unilaterally. You can view changes on the photo hosting website.

Toloka is not responsible for such changes or for placing them in this section within a certain timeframe.

Terms of use

Photo hostingMaximum image sizeRegistrationTrial period
imgbb32 MBNo
pics.st2 MBNo
imgur20 MBYes
postimages24 MBNo
ImageShack25 MBYes30 days

How to upload an image to photo hosting

For example, imgbb:

  1. Go to the photo hosting website.

  2. Click Start uploading.

  3. Select files from your device. Before uploading, you can change the image size and add a title or description.

  4. Click Upload.

  5. In Embed codes choose HTML full linked.

  6. Copy the link, which is indicated in quotation marks after src= (for example, https://i.ibb.co/HhK1B5J/image.png), and add it to the file with tasks.

Cloud storage

In Object Storage terms, files and folders are objects. All objects are stored in buckets. A bucket is a logical entity that helps organize object storage.

Cloud storage enables users to store large amounts of data. You need to pay to use it. To try out a service, use a free trial.

Note

The information about the terms is provided for informational purposes.

The terms of use and rates may be changed unilaterally by the service. You can view changes on the cloud storage website.

Toloka is not responsible for such changes or for placing them in this section within a certain timeframe.

Trial terms

Storage typeTrial lengthFree storage sizeGrant amountAdditional information
Amazon S312 months5 GBFree access level
Azure Blob Storage12 months5 GB$200 within 30 daysFree account
Google Cloud Storage90 days5 GB$300Trial period
Yandex Object Storage60 days5 TB$50Trial period

Creating a file with tasks

To use a file in the task interface, you should have a field of URL type in your project's input data. You'll need the name of this field later when creating a file.

In the file with the tasks, paste the links into the column that matches the input data field to which this data is passed.

For example, if you want to use images in the image field, specify the file links in the INPUT:image column:

Amazon S3
Azure Blob Storage
Google Cloud Storage
Yandex Object Storage
INPUT:image
https://mybucket.s3.eu-north-1.amazonaws.com/newfolder/image1.png
https://mybucket.s3.eu-north-1.amazonaws.com/newfolder/image2.png

See also

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Last updated: February 28, 2023

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