Although WhatsApp has made our work lives easier by being able to contact clients quicker as well as communicate messages to a group at once, it is also a graphic designer’s worst nightmare! Many clients who deal with us ask for urgent communications to be designed and because they are on the go – prefer to send images via WhatsApp. Unfortunately, due to WhatsApp compressing the size of the image before sending it – this renders the image either unusable or pixelated on a standard design platform.
Graphic designers require images which are sent to be of a high resolution in order to work their magic on it. Photos or images sent via WhatsApp unfortunately are of limited use. Even emailing high resolution images can be a problem due to the size limitation a server may place on email attachments. This is why we suggest our clients make use of a file-sharing solution, such as Dropbox or WeTransfer.
WeTransfer is a simple file-sharing application that doesn’t require registration and it’s absolutely free for up to 2GB.
Quick Guide on how to use WeTransfer:
- Go to wetransfer.com in your web browser.
- Click on the ‘+’ icon to add the images or files you would like to upload which appears next to the ‘Add your files’ heading.
- Enter the email address of the person you are sending the files to in the ‘Email to’ field.
- Add your own email address in the ‘Your email’ field.
- Add a message if you need to in the ‘Message’ field.
- Click on the ‘Transfer’ button to send.
If you receive a WeTransfer file, all you need to do is click on the button which says ‘Get your files’ to download. It really is as simple as that!
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