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  #1345838 16-Jul-2015 22:54
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spearsniper: Upload it to cloud storage, and send a link to who ever needs to view it.  


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Yes but as I said in the original post, I did not want to run the risk of annoying busy potential clients with another step which their corporate IT protocol may prohibit....





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  #1345839 16-Jul-2015 22:55
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Probably already been said, but put it on Dropbox or Google Drive then share it to the person you want to email it to.

 
 
 
 


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  #1345888 17-Jul-2015 07:39
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40MB might make it through by email. Try emailing it to yourself first. It's not great practice. Yousendit, dropbox, etc, are better options.

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  #1345902 17-Jul-2015 08:27
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jhsol:
spearsniper: Upload it to cloud storage, and send a link to who ever needs to view it.  


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Yes but as I said in the original post, I did not want to run the risk of annoying busy potential clients with another step which their corporate IT protocol may prohibit....


This is a well accepted way of delivering large files now. Sending a portfolio only containing low quality images will be a bigger concern I would imagine, that having to click a link in an email to view a file. 
If in doubt do both - send a low res copy as an attachment in the email, and a link to the high res copy in cloud storage.

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  #1345906 17-Jul-2015 08:37
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I wouldn't say well accepted. We personally define it as a risk at work. Yet to find a better solution for incoming, especially when you can't really be telling the clients how to send you files. For outgoing we host our own extranet. 

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  #1345932 17-Jul-2015 09:05
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It is a well accepted method - every gmail user has access to google drive, Apple users have icloud etc. 

 

 

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  #1345961 17-Jul-2015 09:40
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Our work policies block Dropbox, Google Drive and a lot of the others.

 
 
 
 


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  #1345969 17-Jul-2015 09:41
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As others have said repeatedly using a file sharing site, even one from a well respected company like microsoft or google is not really an option because a lot of corporates block access to known file sharing sites.

Writing this has given me an idea though and I've seen a few companies do this.  You could buy some Amazon S3 storage and put it there then just provide your prospective customers with a link to that storage.  S3 doesn't seem to be blocked by corporates like the other storage sites.

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  #1346036 17-Jul-2015 10:26
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If the company you are sending to is often receiving files like this they would no doubt have a preferred method, or a couple of preferred methods, for receiving such files. Have you tried reaching out to them and asking them if they have any suggestions?

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  #1346040 17-Jul-2015 10:31
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I usually use One drive and send a link but once I had to share some artwork online so I set up a free weebly site, did a portfolio and sent the web link to the person (it was for a job interview).  It did a nice presentation of all my artwork.  You could add documents to it as well.

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  #1346060 17-Jul-2015 10:35
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Speaking as a proper professional photographer, not just a weekend one...

Don't send a 40MB PDF to clients, don't send them a dropbox link to a portfolio...AND ESPECIALLY don't send a link to a multi rar archive that they need to put together themselves

Reduce the size of the PDF to 1-2.5MB and send via email.

Any bigger and you will make any potential client hate you (because you're clogging up their email)

If you reduce the size of your PDF and you still can't get it under 2~MB, then take some photographs out...make various portfolios, one for portraits, one for landscapes, one for commercial photography.

That way a client who wants head shots is not going to see 7 pages of landscapes.



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  #1346062 17-Jul-2015 10:36
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spearsniper: It is a well accepted method - every gmail user has access to google drive, Apple users have icloud etc.   


For a home user, yes use those. For a corporate user, not so much. 

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  #1346066 17-Jul-2015 10:41
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  #1346070 17-Jul-2015 10:43
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Unless you are in the IT dark ages, you will have seen that corporates are embracing the use of Gmail, O365, etc. Hosting your own is a dying industry - one I am glad to be free of.

 

 

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  #1346071 17-Jul-2015 10:43
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I see. maybe start with optimizing the JPEGs to start with. At 1:1 - 2:1 pixel level I can't tell the difference between a Lightroom setting of 70% and 100%. I can't tell the difference between a Photoshop setting of 8 and 12.

By experimenting, anything under 70% in lightroom can produce weird random artifacts at pixel level but none from 70% onwards. You can't see the artifacts at screen size from 60% but i won't push it any more.




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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