As I review art competitions, open exhibitions and major exhibitions in national galleries I get access to a lot of very large high quality, high resolution images of artwork. However these high resolution images are only rarely sent to me via email.
- some galleries host their images on their own website in secure space. I had to provide credentials and be approved before I could enter this space.
- some galleries use a secure hosting website which is not the same as their own website. The Press Association's PicSelect is one such site
This is the Press Association's premier publicity distribution service, supplying thousands of print-quality images, video and audio files into the hands of influential journalists and editors at the heart of the media industry.
- some galleries use software and cloudbased computing to give you access to files which are too large to email - using software such as YouSendIt
- I hardly ever get sent a CD with images.
- digital entry to art competitions or open exhibitions,
- submissions to galleries,
- illustration work for clients or
- information for prospective purchasers.
- Do you send images compressed or uncompressed? (eg jpeg or Tif?)
- Do you zip files?
- Do you voluntarily limit the file size? (if so what sort of limit do you use?)
- If no prescribed method is stipulated, do you use specific software or cloud services to transmit images?
- Please indicate whether you are an artist or a gallery when responding.