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?

    If the client pays for the work under terms where they will own the rights to the work (work for hire), they really should get all work product.

  • cmason

    cmason Correct answer

    9 years ago

    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.

    My first reaction was also Dropbox. It's free and awesome :)

    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.

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