I mentioned a little over a week ago that I finally got the Tell Your Story photos to Jennifer Paone. You may recall that she is my videographer. Jennifer owns and operates The Production House in Keene, NH. To remind you again, if interested, Jennifer can be reached at 603-209-1321 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has been patiently waiting on me to supply some pictures as background for my Tell Your Story promotional and informational video.
However, in a most typical geek-like fashion, I sent the file containing the photos she has been waiting for off to her in a .rar file rather than a .zip file.
I noticed a message from Jennifer this morning letting me know she could not open the .rar file. Jennifer offered to have me get them to her via Dropbox. Dropbox seems more clunky to deal with for me than just dumping the folder I had the photos in on my computer into a .zip file.
My original thinking was that placing the Tell Your Story files in .rar format provided a little smaller file than .zip would have. But I should have realized that using a .zip file is easier for most individuals receiving it.
The .zip archive file can be unzipped directly in most Windows and even Linux machines. I think that has been the case since at least Windows XP and perhaps even earlier. No additional software is required to unzip .zip files – whereas .rar files in the Windows environment require additional software.
So, once again, the Tell Your Story photo files are off to my videographer!