I need to transfer a .psd file that contains different layers online. It's too large for gmail and will take to long to send via physical mail.
What are some ways I can send these files?
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I didn't see anyone mention this service so I present to you Copy.
It's more or less like Dropbox with a free plan:
I was happy to see that you can sync a folder with another user and split the size on your account in half. I have a folder worth 7GB that I share with my gf and we both have only 3.5GB taken from our individual accounts.
But what I think interests you the most is that you can share a folder with someone and password protect it ;). Take a look and good luck.
I've found that instead of trying to send the .psd itself, it'd be best to upload it to a cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive by Microsoft, etc - the three I use because they're simple and mostly free), and send a link to the file. Emailing .psd files can take a while, much like sending a large PDF. Only thing I haven't figured out is how to password protect files and folders. Hope this helps.
To share files online you can try hightail.com; the person receiving the file doesn't need an account, it's less annoying than dropbox and hasn't been hacked yet. There's a free plan too for smaller files up to 250mb.
Or upload your files by FTP in your hosting (if you have one) and share the url. Make sure to make that folder not accessible.