Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Easy Peezy Way To Transmit Images

Tired of burning discs and dropping them off after a photo shoot? Looking for a way to quickly transmit images to an out of town client without having to e-mail them one at a time? Trying to figure out a way to send a client a huge file size image (i.e. a large TIFF file)? Check out WeTransfer.com, a slick way to upload images to the cloud that can then be downloaded by anyone with an e-mail address.

I've used a similar web site service to transfer images in the past (Dropbox) but recently a client asked me to transmit images using WeTransfer. Ever since then, I've been using it regularly and find it a much simpler, no hassle and effective way to do the same thing. The service is free as long as the upload involves a total of less than 2 GB (that's a lot of files/images, even high res). but you can always sign up for a cost based option that allows you to transfer more GBs. So far, I haven't had a reason to use anything but the free version.

OK, so how do you do it? First, google WeTransfer or go to www.wetransfer.com. Once you're on the site, you'll see a box on the left side (you may have to skip an ad to sign up for their cost-based service). 

Type in the e-mail address for the recipient in the "Friend's email" field (note that you can input as many e-mail addresses as you want), Type in your e-mail address in the field below the recipient's address, and add any message you want to include, such as, "Attached are the images from today's photo shoot." The next step is to click on the "+ Add files" button near the top, select the images you want to send that are stored on your computer, and finally click on the "Transfer" button at the bottom.

WeTransfer will begin to upload your images to the cloud and within a matter of minutes your files will be uploaded and available for the recipient(s) to download them. As soon as the upload is complete, the recipient(s) will receive an auto generated e-mail that notifies them of the files' availability for download and you receive an e-mail that advises you the files were successfully uploaded and available for the recipient(s) to download. Another nice feature is the e-mail you receive when the recipient(s) download the image files, sent to you automatically once they do so.

Easy Peezy. Lemon Squeezy. It's free, simple to use, and much more convenient than burning discs. Give it a try next time you want to transmit images to someone.

1 comment:

Donald Bromberg said...

Great info Mike. Thanks.