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Re: All of my project files are over 5MB, how do I upload them

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George J Member Since: Jul 1, 2016
11 of 22

As a point of clarification, I was trying to upload some examples of my work on to the "Portfolio" section of my profile. The current 5MB limit makes this near impossible.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Upwork should allow portfolio items that are static images which link to high quality streaming video on established sites such as YouTube or Vimeo.

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Debbie K Member Since: Jul 19, 2016
13 of 22

Preston, 

 

That is a good solution for video folks... mine is print work, so something else would be a good option Smiley Happy

 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
14 of 22

Debbie, although you do print work, your potential clients are going to view your portfolio on a computer screen. You do not need to include full-resolution, full-size images in order to convince clients that you know what you're doing.

 

5 MB is enough for high quality PDF files or jpeg/png files which show off your work.

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Debbie K Member Since: Jul 19, 2016
15 of 22

Preston,

 

Thank you for writing me! The problem however is that the reduced size pdf file is just under 20 mb. The only way I can get that under 5 mb is do delete about 3/4 of the pages in the magazine.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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You're trying to upload an entire magazine as a porfolio piece?

Yes, I can see how that would be impossible to fit into the size requirements and maintain high-quality imagery.

 

I understand the interest in allowing for larger portfolio piece file sizes.

 

Given the current limitations, if I was faced with a similar situation, I would probably split up the magazine and present individual pages as portfolio items, grouped together, and have a full-size downloadable PDF version I can link to in proposals.

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
17 of 22

@Preston H wrote:

....You do not need to include full-resolution, full-size images in order to convince clients that you know what you're doing.

 

5 MB is enough for high quality PDF files or jpeg/png files which show off your work.


Preston,

 

The breadth of your marketing expertise never fails to astonish.

 

Best,

Michael

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
18 of 22

re: "The breadth of your marketing expertise never fails to astonish"

 

Not a marketing expert, but I have hired a couple dozen graphic artists, web designers and illustrators on Upwork.

 

I only look at the portfolio on the contractor's Upwork page. I have found a wide range of artists have been able to use the present portfolio format to present impressive portfolios. I spent many years working as a graphic designer myself, and I understand that files can be saved in lower-resolution formats that look good on screen, but which might not be suitable for print.

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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Thanks for addressing your current needs and genuine expertise, Preston. It is more than my remark deserved.

I do wonder if you were working in the 4- and 5K horizontal resolution world that has become the norm for video production.

Thanks and best,
Michael

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Debbie K Member Since: Jul 19, 2016
20 of 22

Thank you again, Preston. Though not would I prefer, I will split up the document. Just mentioning, it's a pdf I saved at "reduced size" so they aren't even high res images. For the record, I still feel like 5 mb is a too-small size to be allowed for portfolio viewing - I'm feeling the pain for my cohorts on this site who do video work, etc!

 

Debbie

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