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File Transfer Service
Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 10:02 AM on 03.10.13
->> I'm in need of an easy file transfer service to deliver images to clients. I don't need to transfer files on a regular basis ... just occasionally.... 6-8 times a year.

I need this for clients that do not have ftp sites of their own. Currently using dvd's and hand delivering or mailing.

Any suggestions or recommendations?? Prefer something that is easy to use, secure, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Thanks in advance!
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Preston Mack, Photographer
Orlando | FL | | Posted: 10:31 AM on 03.10.13
->> yousendit.com
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Ron Hawkes, Photographer, Photo Editor
Rockland | ME | USA | Posted: 10:55 AM on 03.10.13
->> Kevin, I use dropbox. Simple, easy to use, can use it anywhere, for what I need free. https://www.dropbox.com
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Delane B. Rouse, Photographer, Photo Editor
Washington | DC | US | Posted: 5:08 PM on 03.10.13
->> I'm assuming you don't use Photoshelter. That would be my first choice.

After that, you could use your own web host if they provide that service.

Then you run into yousendit.com, wetransfer.com, dropbox.com, and box.com

Hell...Adorama is now offering cloud service as part of their VIP service:
http://www.adorama.com/pages/vip

Delane
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PJ Heller, Photographer
Christchurch | NZ | | Posted: 5:24 PM on 03.10.13
->> Have a look at pixoasis.com
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Jeff Kowalsky, Photographer
West Bloomfield | MI | United States | Posted: 8:33 PM on 03.10.13
->> I recently used at a clients request www.wetransfer.com

Worked great.
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Austin Dowd, Photographer, Assistant
Cary | NC | USA | Posted: 9:12 PM on 03.10.13
->> I second the suggestion for http://dropbox.com/ its been great for me since you get up to 2gb of space free.

I'm switching to photoshelter.com this spring though as I'm picking up more clients and I usually need more than 2gb at a time.
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Richard Uhlhorn, Photographer
Chelan Falls | WA | USA | Posted: 9:29 PM on 03.10.13
->> I have FireZilla FTP , two Photoshelter accounts, a Dropbox account and a Box account which I am using as a sharing account on a new project. I have found Box to be the easiest application I've used in a long time.
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Jason Joseph, Photographer
Dublin | OH | USA | Posted: 7:17 AM on 03.11.13
->> Like Delane, I prefer to have clients download directly from Photoshelter galleries, however I do run across customers who have difficulty making that work. (shrug)
My second line of defense is YouSendIt.com which has been bulletproof since I started with it 3 years ago.
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Frank Niemeir, Photographer
Woodstock | GA | usa | Posted: 7:26 AM on 03.11.13
->> Dropbox. Have not used this; but it is another service https://www.box.com
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Michael Granse, Photographer
Urbana | IL | USA | Posted: 9:33 AM on 03.11.13
->> I use Photoshelter for this most of the time, but I did have one client that was already using Dropbox and they asked me to use it for sending images to them as their PR staff all had access to the single account.

I only use Dropbox two or three times per year and then only to submit images to the one client and it has been reasonably fast and has been completely reliable for the four years that I have been using it.
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Duane Burleson, Photographer
Sterling Heights | MI | USA | Posted: 4:11 PM on 03.11.13
->> I also use Photoshelter for some transfers but there are two additional options not mentioned.

If you are a Canon user, there is Canon Image Gateway at
http://www.cig.usa.canon.com/index.html - It provides up to 10 gigs of full resolution storage, of either video or images, you can keep it private and you can create albums that are password protected for individual clients. Unfortunately does not support Canon raw files.

Nikon has Nikon Image Space at
http://nikonimagespace.com/
Anybody can get 2 gigs of storage, Nikon uses can upgrade to 20 gig, free. Don't know much about it because I can't upgrade to the 20 gigs. The site says with the 20 gig upgrade you get advanced functions, such as password protected albums.

I'm a Canon users so can't check out the advanced functions.

Duane
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Erik Markov, Photographer, Assistant
Indianapolis | IN | | Posted: 5:02 PM on 03.11.13
->> I'd choose Dropbox over Box.com. I have a free Box account where I work, it's ok, but I think Dropbox does a better job.
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Doug Holleman, Photographer
Temple | TX | USA | Posted: 10:56 PM on 03.11.13
->> I hate dropbox. Any multiple users on the account can dig through your stuff. Yousendit is OK. Best option for me for large transfers is to use my free 4shared account, zip up the stuff, upload it to your account and send the download link specific to that item.
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Tim Snow, Photographer
Montreal | Qc | Canada | Posted: 5:20 PM on 03.12.13
->> I use Dropbox (I do not use the multi-users setting, but instead share specific folders) It is great since I get an email when a client opens their folder so I know the files were received. For large shoots (weddings and such) I use smugmug.com where I have galleries set up for each shoot, password protect them and I can send zip files directly from the site to my clients so they can download the full shoot at their leisure.
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Neil Turner, Photographer
Bournemouth | UK | United Kingdom | Posted: 5:29 AM on 03.13.13
->> Another vote for Dropbox. I have had a 100Gb paid-for account as well as lots of extra space following referrals for a couple of years and linking to single files or folders whilst managing permissions works very well with me. I have a couple of large corporate clients who absolutely love it and the iOS app is great too. Web galleries are an entirely different matter and I host those on my own website using a template adapted from one of the Photo Mechanic standard ones. I have tried Photoshelter a couple of times and in many ways it makes sense but clients had issues getting the files and so I never continued past the trials.
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Mark Perlstein, Photographer, Photo Editor
Plano | TX | USA | Posted: 9:04 AM on 03.13.13
->> I have used YouSendIt for some time, but have had several recipients that have been unable to open their files
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Michael Chansley, Photographer, Assistant
Tucson | AZ | USA | Posted: 3:47 PM on 03.13.13
->> Sendspace.com and dropbox
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PJ Heller, Photographer
Christchurch | NZ | | Posted: 4:35 PM on 03.13.13
->> Here’s another one that I just found:
www.mailbigfile.com
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 8:21 AM on 03.14.13
->> Thanks everyone for the feedback and suggestions. Going with Drop Box. As it turns out, several clients are using them as well.

Just got my $25 membership fees worth of advice! :)
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