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Mar 10, 2016 16:18 |  #1

Hey Everyone, just wondering how you send digital files to clients. I mainly use dropbox but my connection sucks and upload time is horrible. If you have a best alternative you want to share that would be awesome.

Also when exporting in Lightroom for clients, do you set the quality to 100?

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Mar 10, 2016 17:27 |  #2

Amazon cloud since its free with prime and then send them in two formats: full res and social media (1800 long edge and 50dpi). I just use the amazon desktop app, load them up and leave it overnight.


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Mar 10, 2016 17:54 |  #3

I'm coming from the opposite side (client). Most everyone my fiance and I have talked to have offered the digitals (full resolution jpgs) on a branded USB stick (higher end of the spectrum) or on DVDs (lower end of the spectrum).

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I just verified with my photographer's blog as I recall reading that he made mention of recently switching USB stick providers. He's now using USB Memory Direct https://www.usbmemoryd​irect.com/ (external link)


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Mar 10, 2016 18:20 |  #4

I think USB sticks are the preferred way to give clients their files on physical media these days. Optical drives are optional on many notebook PC's and pretty much all Macs these days. I usually offer to burn a disc in addition to the USB stick, since it's a more "permanent" delivery system and it's a cheap backup if the client happens to format/corrupt the USB stick somehow. I've also offered digital purchases on my SmugMug site as well, which works nice for those who want to purchase digital files but may not be local.

I also do two sizes. Full res for print, and a smaller social media res.


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Mar 10, 2016 19:11 |  #5

Lyndön wrote in post #17930965 (external link)
I think USB sticks are the preferred way to give clients their files on physical media these days. Optical drives are optional on many notebook PC's and pretty much all Macs these days. I usually offer to burn a disc in addition to the USB stick, since it's a more "permanent" delivery system and it's a cheap backup if the client happens to format/corrupt the USB stick somehow. I've also offered digital purchases on my SmugMug site as well, which works nice for those who want to purchase digital files but may not be local.

I also do two sizes. Full res for print, and a smaller social media res.

I dot it and its ideal but when is a destination wedding I deliver digital files only.


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Mar 10, 2016 19:40 as a reply to  @ Lyndön's post |  #6

We still deliver in a range of formats - USB flash drive with care instructions, DVD copies x2 (backup and also an option to give to the parents and an online gallery. We also include a set of prints because to us its always nice to hold or see your images right away, specially when we meet them to deliver the photos.

Images are in two sets, one hi-res and another set in lower-res for easy sharing.

This was from a few years ago now (our old usb flash drive design and DVD cases)

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Sometimes when it is too costly to send the entire box, we will just send the flash drive or upload the hi-res onto dropbox for them to download.

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Mar 10, 2016 19:55 |  #7

jackinavox wrote in post #17931029 (external link)
We still deliver in a range of formats - USB flash drive with care instructions, DVD copies x2 (backup and also an option to give to the parents and an online gallery. We also include a set of prints because to us its always nice to hold or see your images right away, specially when we meet them to deliver the photos.

Images are in two sets, one hi-res and another set in lower-res for easy sharing.

This was from a few years ago now (our old usb flash drive design and DVD cases)

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Sometimes when it is too costly to send the entire box, we will just send the flash drive or upload the hi-res onto dropbox for them to download.

Wow, awesome presentation of the final product. If I may ask, what company do you use?


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Mar 10, 2016 20:29 |  #8

Branded USB stick in a nice box.


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Mar 11, 2016 10:45 |  #9

USB, DVD and online download. Yup all three.


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Mar 11, 2016 12:45 |  #10

DVD only, but will be open to the Usb idea if cost is right.


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Mar 13, 2016 15:57 |  #11

yamatama wrote in post #17931039 (external link)
Wow, awesome presentation of the final product. If I may ask, what company do you use?

Thank you! Our couples really like it too!

We're based in New Zealaand and use a local company that specialises in wooden boxes www.woodenbox.co.nz (external link)

The USB flash drives, that set in the photo was from Flashbay www.flashbay.com (external link) and if my memory is correct, about $12 each for a custom branded 8GB stick.

We now use 16GB sticks and they cost around $15. You can go to aliexpress or similar and find suppliers directly who will also brand it for you.


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Mar 17, 2016 19:49 |  #12

Either by DVD or make a shared folder with them on dropbox and send them that way.




  
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Mar 19, 2016 19:23 |  #13

All my clients have access to their proofs in their private gallery. My host is Shootproof (if you go with them let me know I get a credit lol). Also, as a baseline they get a full CD/DVD. I like that method as I can personalize a little. The client can sub that with a flash drive if they want. The price difference is not really that much and I prefer a happy client, and I can personalize that a little too.

with resolution download, I use about 90 to 100 at 300 dpi. I try to put out the highest resolution possible. On the CD/DVD I give them two folders. One high resolution for prints so they can print off pretty much any size, and a file for internet lower resolution and easy upload for them.

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Apr 06, 2016 13:15 |  #14

We switched to digital delivery only. Now we can deliver wedding photos in two weeks from the wedding day instead of waiting for the custom dvd or flush drive.


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Apr 09, 2016 00:34 |  #15

Thanks to this thread, I decided to make my deliveries a little bit fancier.

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I purchased the box with the USB and custom laser engraving from Hanging Branch (external link). I thinking of doing a bulk order so I can send them out as soon as I'm done with the edits

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