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08/11/2005 11:42:37 AM · #1
OK, I feel really stupid. Can someone help me please?

I'm trying to email a PSD file with layers and it's huge (67MB).

How is this done?

Thanks in advance.
Roxanne
08/11/2005 11:44:44 AM · #2
problem here is that almost no e-mail service is going to allow you to send a file that big. First off you'll have to find one that can do that. I might suggest that you use a program like AOL instant messenger and send it through that. It will allow any file size and works like an FTP if you set it up correctly, or you can manual send files.
08/11/2005 11:50:08 AM · #3
An option would be to upload it onto a server. Any thoughts on this?
08/11/2005 11:53:18 AM · #4
Originally posted by greatandsmall:

An option would be to upload it onto a server. Any thoughts on this?


send it thru msn. I could give you access to my website but its not the easiest to use.
08/11/2005 12:07:31 PM · #5
You'd probably have better luck uploading it somewhere. Do you have server space? Are you trying to transfer it to someone else or just to yourself somewhere else? I could set you up with a temporary ftp account on my server if you'd like.
08/11/2005 12:10:06 PM · #6
Originally posted by greatandsmall:

An option would be to upload it onto a server. Any thoughts on this?


Your ISP probably gives you space where you can upload files; check with them on how to do so. You can then give the recipient the URL for the file after you upload it. Bear in mind that, at 67MB, the file will take quite a while to upload, even on a fast connection. Typically upload speeds are capped at a much lower value than download. This is certainly true for ADSL, where a fixed percentage of the total available bandwidth is reserved for download and upload. Upload speeds can be as little as 1/6 of download speeds. WIth cable it can be different, but generally still much slower on upload side.
08/11/2005 12:12:47 PM · #7
What happens if you ZIP it? My guess is you'll end up with a much smaller filesize. Still far too big to email comfortably, but I'd then stick it on my website using ftp for people to download. Do you have any webspace? You can find lots of free webspace out there.
08/11/2005 12:15:39 PM · #8
Use instant messenger if you can arrange for it. Works quite well.
08/11/2005 12:16:45 PM · #9
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Use instant messenger if you can arrange for it. Works quite well.


yea but for a file that size she'd have to start it today and it might finish by tonight.
08/11/2005 12:39:23 PM · #10
Actually there are two files. So it might take forever on messenger.

I tried to zip it, but it wouldn't accept the file.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm trying to transfer these files to a fellow member.

MK, if it's not too much trouble, I think I'll take you up on that offer. I should only need the space for a day or so, until he can download it.

You can reach me @ palmroseandcompany@yahoo.com...Instructions will be neccessary.

Otherwise, I'll ask him to sign up on Limewire and do it that way.

Cheers,
Roxanne

Message edited by author 2005-08-11 13:04:56.
08/11/2005 12:48:54 PM · #11
this is the problem with the worlds storage to bandwidth ratio. It is cheaper and faster to send a terrabyte of data via fed-ex than by internet.

more than 50 megs may as well be a terrabyte as far as most email systems are concerned.

if it isn't a rush, a cd and a stamp work pretty well.
08/11/2005 12:51:25 PM · #12
Very true. To update an old adage: never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of DVDs hurtling down the highway.
08/11/2005 12:55:35 PM · #13
Once the intended member gets that email address, I'd edit it out of your message. The spambots lurk the web without sleeping...
08/11/2005 01:04:35 PM · #14
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Once the intended member gets that email address, I'd edit it out of your message. The spambots lurk the web without sleeping...


Thanks. They've already gotten it. Fortunately my email dumps them all into bulk. But I will take your advice.

Roxanne
08/11/2005 01:06:28 PM · #15
maybe you could visit a local university computer center or a library and do it from there?
08/11/2005 01:12:11 PM · #16
Photoshop files use an internal compression scheme, and don't ZIP or Stuff very efficiently. However, it's almost always always a good idea to put files into an archive format before transmitting them over a newtwork by either email or FTP to "protect" the underlying data from network limitations. This is especially important with Macintosh files, which have a different format, and can lose important information (like what program the file opens with) if transmitted "naked" over the internet.

The only graphics files which will actually get much smaller using compression/archive software are TIFF files. Most of the other formats (e.g., JPEG) are already compressed, and won't get much smaller.

Absolutely the best way to move large files over the network is FTP. Another (pricey for one-time use though) is Timbuktu -- remote control software which also allows two users to exchange files directly.

What about using Grokster or another peer-to-peer file-sharing program? This would be one of those few legitimate uses which makes such software legal : )
08/11/2005 01:24:42 PM · #17
Thanks GeneralE. I've learned a lot from this thread.

That's why I was thinking Limewire. It occured to me after reading some of the posts. It's easiest for me because I'm already signed up for it.

You all are great!
08/11/2005 01:28:32 PM · #18
People never give the AIM method much notice but it has a lot of good features. You can Directly connect, you can send normally and have it be able to reconnect later where you left off, and you can set up an FTP with limited access to only certain buddies/groups. Plus it's free.
08/11/2005 01:47:49 PM · #19
Originally posted by kyebosh:

People never give the AIM method much notice but it has a lot of good features. You can Directly connect, you can send normally and have it be able to reconnect later where you left off, and you can set up an FTP with limited access to only certain buddies/groups. Plus it's free.

I have the actual AOL service. Are those features built into the regular IM function as well?
08/11/2005 01:48:30 PM · #20
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by kyebosh:

People never give the AIM method much notice but it has a lot of good features. You can Directly connect, you can send normally and have it be able to reconnect later where you left off, and you can set up an FTP with limited access to only certain buddies/groups. Plus it's free.

I have the actual AOL service. Are those features built into the regular IM function as well?

Yes they are.
08/11/2005 01:52:50 PM · #21
Thanks--I'll test it out at work, where we have another AOL account.
08/11/2005 01:56:41 PM · #22
GeneralE, I use it all the time. I normally have a computer setup in my dorm room which holds my collection of classical music recordings. Then I have a laptop that I can use to access any of my music at anytime from almost anywhere on campus via the wireless connection. It's very nice to be able to listen and not have to fill up your harddrive.
08/11/2005 01:58:28 PM · #23
//www.dropload.com/

Message edited by author 2005-08-11 13:58:43.
08/11/2005 01:58:40 PM · #24
Next time, just burn it, and mail it. It will get there faster.

Heh, heh....
08/11/2005 02:00:28 PM · #25
I recently found a website just for this situation: //www.yousendit.com/
I haven't tried it out myself yet but it looks perfect for what you need.
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