Quite a few of my clients have wanted a psd version of my illustrations/concepts separated from the background for marketing purposes but I am finding it tedious to have to upload these large files to my hosting and then delete them every time. Obviously I zip the files but they are still too large for my e-mail to handle them. Do any of you recommend a different method? These files average anywhere from 30mb to 100mb in size.
Yeah, same with me Dropbox or Boxnet. When moving really big files you must check to see they have uploaded. Its not immediate and can take hours depending on the speed of your connection. The files will have a little green check mark when they have successfully uploaded and the icon on your desk top will say so when you run your cursor over it in the case of dropbox.
More and more clients are using Dropbox, which I've never gotten to work but definitely interests me. I used YouSendIt while it was free for me. I don't want to pay for that. I also use Mediafire which is very clean and works incredibly efficiently (but sort of infamous because of people using it for illegal file sharing.) I really hope they don't take it down because it works just as well as YouSendIt but is free.
I've never had a problem with them either, but funnily enough had a file transfer from a client fail today. They had to use WeTransfer instead and it worked well with no problems, and seemed relatively fast.
When we need to send files to clients, I just upload to our host via ftp and send them the zip, like you are doing now. It's easier for me than using a third party, just drag and drop then email them a direct link. Files have been anywhere from 30 - 500 mb. It does take some time, but our internet connection is very fast so it isn't inconvenient for us. On the clients' end, no one has yet had a problem receiving their files.
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