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  # 1346076 17-Jul-2015 10:50
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I agree with ghettomaster: ask the client if they have a preferred option.  My experience is that many companies and even government departments are OK with DropBox these days, and many also have no problem with OneDrive as they are already tied into Microsoft on their corporate desktops.  Google Drive not so much...


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  # 1346078 17-Jul-2015 10:51
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Good point.  There's a wide variation of technical ability out there.

ghettomaster: 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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  # 1346083 17-Jul-2015 10:57
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spearsniper: 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.  

lol, yeah cloud hosting is the perfect solution for everyone isn't it....

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  # 1346087 17-Jul-2015 11:02
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For you jpegs for pdf's not meant for print you can probably get away with 100ppi, maybe 150 at most, and Q7 should be plenty.

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  # 1346091 17-Jul-2015 11:11
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Are you using OS X mail client? If so make sure mail drop is turned on. You can then send up to 5GB attachments. The other end gets a link to download it.

Go to Mail-Settings-Accounts-Advanced and turn on "Send large attachments with Mail Drop"

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  # 1346103 17-Jul-2015 11:37
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+ for dropbox

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  # 1346141 17-Jul-2015 12:09
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timmmay: 40MB might make it through by email. Try emailing it to yourself first. It's not great practice. Yousendit, dropbox, etc, are better options.

No it just shows up in red as exceeding the limit before you can even press send!


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  # 1346145 17-Jul-2015 12:14
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macuser: 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.

That is all true and exactly what happened once I figured out the quaint terminology used by Adobe in Acrobat Pro.

There are not many full time professionals left; many of my colleagues in AIPA and NZIPP have other income streams now. Teaching is fairly common, as is book writing etc.

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  # 1346543 17-Jul-2015 22:31
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spearsniper: Upload it to cloud storage, and send a link to who ever needs to view it.  


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....

Most companies accept using cloud storage these days. The link given by dropbox etc is just a normal http link that passes through. Send through the dropbox link, and if they reply saying they are unable to access it due to a policy of some sort, then try reverting to email.

Most companies though have blocks on large email attachments rather than cloud storage sites. 

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  # 1348150 21-Jul-2015 08:01
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For people who require large files we use  you upload the file, it emails them a link to it, and you can specify security levels, number of downloads an how long the link is live.

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