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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,

    Hannah

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      Re: FTP/file sharing recommendations/advice

      OneDrive works great for me.

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      • #4
        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!
        Nancy

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
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            Don't know if it is competitive, but looks nice https://www.wetransfer.com/

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            • #7
              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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