Where to store files

  1. Photo hosting
  2. Cloud storage
  3. Creating a TSV file with tasks

If your task requires images, audio, or video files, upload them to photo hosting or cloud storage and provide links to them in the TSV file.

If you need less than 10 images (for example, for task instructions or for testing a pool), use photo hosting. If you need to add more images, or audio and video files, use cloud storage.

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. For example, wampi doesn't allow people to use their service for commercial purposes. Images uploaded without creating an account can be deleted if they are not accessed for a year. 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 hosting Maximum image size Registration Trial period
wampi 10 MB No
imgbb 32 MB No
ImageShack 25 MB Yes 30 days
imgur 20 MB Yes
Photo hosting Maximum image size Registration Trial period
wampi 10 MB No
imgbb 32 MB No
ImageShack 25 MB Yes 30 days
imgur 20 MB Yes
How to upload an image to photo hosting

For example, wampi:

  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. Copy the links and add them to the TSV file.

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 type Trial length Free storage size Grant amount Additional information.
Amazon S3 12 months 5 GB Free access level
Azure Blob Storage 12 months 5 GB $200 within 30 days Free account
Google Cloud Storage 90 days 5 GB $ 300 Trial period
Yandex Object Storage 60 days 5 TB $ 50 Trial period
Storage type Trial length Free storage size Grant amount Additional information.
Amazon S3 12 months 5 GB Free access level
Azure Blob Storage 12 months 5 GB $200 within 30 days Free account
Google Cloud Storage 90 days 5 GB $ 300 Trial period
Yandex Object Storage 60 days 5 TB $ 50 Trial period

Creating a TSV file with tasks

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

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

INPUT:image
https://mybucket.s3.eu-north-1.amazonaws.com/newfolder/image1.png
https://mybucket.s3.eu-north-1.amazonaws.com/newfolder/image2.png
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