Google Cloud Storage

Note. You can use any photo hosting service to add a small number of images, such as wampi, imgbb, ImageShack, or imgur. This way you can quickly get direct links to your images to add them to the task file or instructions.

To try out Google Cloud Storage, you can activate Free trial.

Trial terms
Trial length Free storage size Grant amount
90 days 5 GB $ 300
Trial length Free storage size Grant amount
90 days 5 GB $ 300

Create a bucket

  1. Select a project and click  Create bucket.

  2. Enter the bucket name. The name should be unique and contain only lower-case Latin letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores.

    Learn more about the Bucket naming rules.
  3. In Choose where to store your data select Location type → Region and select the region closest to your performers. For example, for performers from Germany: Location → europe-west3 (Frankfurt).

  4. Leave the Choose a default storage class for your data section unchanged.

  5. In Choose how to control access to objects, disable the option Enforce public access prevention on this bucket.

  6. Click Create.

  7. To make objects accessible by link, on the Permissions tab click  Add.
    Note. Files will be accessible to anyone with a link. We recommend using hashed file names to keep your files secure. You can generate hashes using online tools (for example, Online MD5 Hash Generator). Learn more about hashing.
  8. In the New members field, enter allUsers.

  9. Select Cloud Storage → Storage Object Viewer.

  10. Click Save → Allow public access.

Note. You can set the lifetime of files in the bucket so that they are automatically deleted after a specified number of days. Learn more.

Upload files

Upload files

On the Object tab, click Upload files and select the files on your computer.

Upload a folder with files

On the Object tab, click Upload folder and select a folder on your computer.

Create a folder

On the Object tab, click Create folder and enter the folder name.

Note. All spaces and symbols in the file names will be replaced with codes.

Copy links

  1. Choose the file you uploaded and click Copy URL in the Public access column.

  2. All file links are created by the same template.

    Links look like this:

    https://storage.googleapis.com/<bucket>/<file name>
    
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    The link in the folder looks like this:

    https://storage.googleapis.com/<bucket>/<file path>/<file name>
    
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    Note.

    To quickly get links to other files, copy the link to one of them and replace <file-name> with the names of other files.

  3. In theTSV 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:

    INPUT:image
    https://storage.googleapis.com/mytolokabucket/newfolder/image1.png
    https://storage.googleapis.com/mytolokabucket/newfolder/image2.png
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