What's the easiest way to deliver RAW images online to a client?
RAW images are very large in file size so sending them as email attachments doesn't work with gmail/yahoo because they have file size limits. This gets even more difficult when sending 50+ images at a time. What's the easiest way to deliver RAW images to a client so they can download them?
Put them on your website, in a password-protected directory. You do have a website, don't you? You should.
This doesn't answer your question, but I still send plain old burned DVDs in the mail of originals to clients. I mean, if they are paying the typically large amount to obtain the RAW images, they should also receive a hard copy, at least I think. Many people aren't technically savy enough to even know how to save files long term. I give the option(earlier then I send the DVD) to download the originals, and if you watch the stats on that activity, at least I see a poor conversion rate.
Curious. Why are you sending RAW files to a client? Are they specifically going to be doing the post processing?
I have created privately shared folders in Dropbox, which works very well. If your customer also has a Dropbox account, the folder shows on his account view as well.
You can also use a temporary file share service like Dropsend, which I use frequently when an image is larger than the Gmail limit.
Both of these services have free as well as paid options. If you pay in either, you can store/send larger files.
this looks to be the best solution offered, but so others know CloudApp which lets you drop files and automatically creates a link, which you can add a custom domain too, works really wonderfully to. However, to get the best from the service you really need the $5 per month plan.