Instructions for downloading ZIP files

A popular, fast and efficient method of delivering high resolution files to clients for us is via a ZIP file download. A ZIP is simply a single file that contains any number of folders and files in one ‘package.’ A key benefit is that no registration or password is required to access the service. You can also share the link with co-workers or your designer to access the same download (if for example they are are located off-site from your local network).

  1. Click on the link provided in the email for the download. If you are using a PC, you will need to ‘right click’ and ‘save as’ to your desktop. On a Mac you will be able to simply click and the download will start to your ‘downloads’ folder.
  2. Unzip the file once its finished downloading. On a PC, you will need to use a free piece of software like WinZip. Make sure to specify an easy to find destination for the unzipped folder like your desktop. On a Mac, you can unzip with the built in software ‘archive utility’ just double click on the zip file and it will un-compress to a folder in the same place where the Zip file is located.
  3. Move the folder of unzipped files from your desktop to their permanent home, such as on a networked server or other hard drives. Unzipping to your desktop first, then transferring the unzipped files will prevent any network issues.
  4. Email us when you are finished with the download. We will then remove it from our server. We can always put it back up if you loose your originals later on.
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