We will explain how to send large Photoshop files through email in this post. If you are unable to send large Photoshop files through email, due to the error message of a file too large, you don’t have to worry about getting such an error again. Because today you are going to learn how to send large Photoshop files through Email or any other internet sources, the ABC of zipping, driving, and dropping. Prepare? Let’s start.
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What are the size restrictions for uploading a file? It all depends on the email platform you use.
Post size restrictions for:
- Gmail: 25MB
- Yahoo mail: 25 MB
- Outlook: 20 MB (for standard Internet email, but you can limit the size at the Exchange level)
So in general, if your file is in the 20+ MB range, you need to do something about it.
Aside from the hassle of an error message and wasted work time, there are several good reasons to reduce the size of your messages and message attachments. These reasons include purging mailboxes if the Exchange server has storage, file and document sharing integrity, and security vulnerabilities, just to name a few.
1. Zip it
If you want to upload a very large file or many small files, one tip is to simply compress the file. That means uploading the actual PDF or PSD file or whatever, but compressing the data so that the file size is smaller.
On a Mac or PC (the guidelines are more or less the same), just press cmd + click on the file, and select Compress. This will create a new file on your computer with the same name and .zip extension.
If you have several files to zip, create a folder with the files needed to zip, then cmd+click and zip.
Gmail offers an elegant solution for sending large documents: (Google Drive).
If you use Gmail, you can choose to attach a file from Drive in the message box. Instead of including the file in your email, it links to the file or folder in your Google Drive.
Make sure to adjust your sharing settings to allow your contact to access the folder or document.
In addition to Google Drive, you can also use any of the following:
- Microsoft’s OneDrive
- Finally, if you have a personal website, you can upload it directly to your FTP and send a link
I found that instead of trying to upload the .psd itself, it would be nice to upload it to a cloud (Wetransfer, Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive, etc – all three are easy and mostly free) and link to send the document. Emailing .psd files can take a while, as can sending a large PDF.
3. Drop it
Dropbox is everything you need when it comes to file sharing. Our entire LIFE is stored in Dropbox. You can share large files, a folder with a million images, a folder with movies, anything you can think of.
Another thing about Dropbox is a handy security feature that allows you to send an explosive link. This is a great way to send a document that you can’t securely or practically send via email, nor do you need someone to access the document for more than a certain amount of time.
How to send Photoshop files to another computer
Easy to send, Simply:
- Connect the USB memory stick (flash drive) or other external storage devices to the computer from which you want to copy.
- Copy it to a USB memory stick (Flash Drive) or other external storage device connect it to the other device and drag and drop or copy and paste to a folder on the other computer.
- Alternatively, you can save it to the flash drive and run it on any device connected directly from the flash drive.
Conclusion: How To Send Large Photoshop Files Through Email
So now you can zip it, drive it, or drop it (as if it were hot) whenever you want to send a large document over the internet.