How do I share a video or photo?

Files and Collections in LightJar storage can be shared with others, including fellow LightJar subscribers. Shared items are sent via email notifications that contain a subject line, your message to the recipient, and links to your content.

For sharing a single item, click on the share icon that is present on each thumbnail image (need to have your cursor on the thumbnail), or if the file is already opened, then click on the share icon in the upper left corner of the box holding the image.   A share pop-up window is displayed. Enter the email addresses for the recipients, a subject, an expiration date for the share link, and a message for recipient, and then click Share Media Asset in the bottom right corner of the pop-up window.

For sharing a Collection, click on the share icon that is present on each thumbnail image for a Collection on the View My Collections page, or if a Collection is already opened click the Share button to the right of the New Collection blue box. A share pop-up window is displayed. Enter the email addresses for the recipients, a subject, an expiration date for the share link, and a message for recipient, and then click Share Collection within the pop-up window.

A list of all your previously shared files is in the Shared tab. Here you see the file’s name, the date it was shared, the link’s expiration date, the email of the recipient, a button to copy the share link if you wish to use it again, and a button to delete the link so it is no longer active.

What the recipients see - Recipients receive an email from you via LightJar, stating that you want to share a file or collection with them. The email contains a link.   Clicking the link takes the recipient to a landing page in LightJar from which they can do the following:

  • Play, view or download the shared files from within their own browser;
  • Review the titles and descriptions assigned to your files;
  • For recipients that are LightJar subscribers, in addition to the email, they receive a message in the LightJar Message Center asking them to accept the sender’s invitation to share a file or collection, and if they accept the invite, the files are deposited directly into their LightJar account.

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