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Old 02-03-2015, 03:26 PM
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Hi everyone!

I've just joined here. I am a retoucher with 3 years assisting experience and now starting to branch out on my own.

I was just wondering about file sharing services

- What do you use/is the most professional system
- Can you recommend any particular company?

I'm looking for something I can upload work to, that clients will have private access too. It'd be nice if it were aesthetically pleasing too.

I've seen a few customisable FTP sites around eg Brick. Has anyone used these? Is there anything better?

Many Thanks,

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Old 02-03-2015, 04:39 PM
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Re: FTP/file sharing recommendations/advice

Dropbox. It's not the fanciest, but it has a professional reputation (ie: not known for hosting iffy stuff). And most industry people already use it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:11 PM
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Re: FTP/file sharing recommendations/advice

OneDrive works great for me.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:23 PM
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Re: FTP/file sharing recommendations/advice

I agree with Doug, if your client does not have their own FTP, then dropbox doesn't have a lot of features but it has been working well for me. You just have to be super organize if you have a large volume of images. Some of my clients will send me images though Hightail or Yousendit, etc.

Good luck!
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:10 PM
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Re: FTP/file sharing recommendations/advice

Google Drive allows for huge files to be shared with fast and simple downloads. And though I haven't tried it yet, I understand Microsoft is offering unlimited storage with an Office 365 subscription.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:52 PM
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Re: FTP/file sharing recommendations/advice

Don't know if it is competitive, but looks nice
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:17 AM
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Re: FTP/file sharing recommendations/advice

Bear in mind Dropbox is certainly is not the fastest. It works well because of covering almost every platform and having a decent web interface, but huge files take time to upload / sync.
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