Easy Storage and Sharing of Large Digital Files: Dropbox Does the Job

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February 2014
by Mary Shafer

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Sharing, storage, and transfer of large digital files can create bottlenecks for publishers. Files such as those required in laying out covers and pages in composition software often contain very large graphics that bloat their sizes beyond the 5–10 MB limit that most email servers can handle without problems.

Editors and illustrators, among others, must also trade graphics files for vetting, approval, and revisions. And even if each file is small enough to work as an email attachment, sharing more than five or so is still an issue. It just becomes too cumbersome to have to create and send all those posts.

Large publishers usually have in-house, XML-tagged storage systems that all stakeholders can use to quickly and easily access the digital assets they need to complete their tasks. But what’s a small, indie publisher to do without the benefit of such a large, expensive online archive?…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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