Monday, June 03, 2013

Free and easy way to share large files

Sharing high quality digital photographs can sometimes be a challenge. Many email systems limit the size of attachments that can be sent. When I work with high resolution images and want to email them, it's a hassle to have to send one file at a time. Here is how to get around that problem.

There are several sites that allow you to share large files for free. When I work with high-resolution images I start by zipping/compression the images into one large file. Then, I upload this file to one of these sites. After uploading the file you are given a link that you can easily email to anyone allowing them to download your file. The link is typically good for several days.

My favorite site for doing this is WikiSend. You can upload up to a 100-megabye file and even set a password if you desire.

A couple other options are Senduit and Dropbox.
Using one of these options will eliminate any more hassles when trying to share large files.

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