Hi all, don’t know who has tips for sending out concept designs.
Currently we do awesome web design concepts in photoshop to send out but when saving we obviously have to save in terms of file size but the problem I have is that it always damages image quality when sending to the customer.
Does anyone have any tips/tricks that they use to send concepts in a lightweight way without sacrificing too much on the quality front?
Dropbox is fine too but it’s a bit laborious for the customers involved, I sometimes use YouSendIt or upload to my site and send them a link, but it’s such a pain to send a good quality image without them having to download a huge file.
1. smaller file size
2. better image quality
3. ease of use
In general, I would say that you have to pick any 2 of them and sacrifice the 3rd.
If 1 and 2 are most important, use a PDF (with some compression) with Dropbox or Basecamp.
If 1 and 3 are most important, use a JPG and email or YouSendIt or put on your site.
If 2 and 3 are most important, use a PDF (with no compression) and YouSendIt or put it on your site.
I don’t think you can really have a file that’s small in size AND great quality AND is easy to share/download. Like @Paulie_D says, you will always have an issue with quality vs. file size.