Send files from Photoshop with Dropbox Transfer

With the Dropbox Transfer plugin for Adobe Creative Cloud, you can send Photoshop files to others, directly from the Photoshop app. 

Send files from Photoshop

The first time you send a Photoshop file with Dropbox Transfer, you’ll need to sign in to Dropbox from Photoshop. To do so:

  1. Open your file in Photoshop.
  2. Click the Dropbox Transfer panel.
  3. Click Sign in to Dropbox.
    • Note: You must be connected to the internet to sign in to Dropbox and create a transfer.
  4. Sign in to your Dropbox account and allow Dropbox Transfer for Adobe Creative Cloud to access your Dropbox account.
  5. Click Send With Transfer.
  6. Customize your transfer and update file settings, if you like.
  7. Click Upload.
  8. Click Copy link. A link will be copied to your clipboard that you can paste it into an email or other message.

 

After you’ve signed in the first time and allowed the app to access your Dropbox account, you can create a transfer from the Photoshop Plugins menu. To do so:

  1. Open your file in Photoshop.
  2. Click Plugins.
  3. Click Dropbox Transfer.
  4. Click Send With Transfer.
    • Note: You must be connected to the internet to create a transfer.
  5. Customize your transfer and update file settings, if you like.
  6. Click Upload.
  7. Click Copy link. A link will be copied to your clipboard that you can paste it into an email or other message.

 

When you use the Dropbox Transfer plugin to send files from Photoshop, the transfer is added to your Dropbox account so you can monitor, manage, or re-send it. The file itself remains on your hard drive, Creative Cloud, or other location, and doesn’t take up space in your Dropbox account unless it’s stored there.

Manage transfers

You can update and check the status of transfers from Photoshop. To do so:

  1. Open the Photoshop app.
  2. Click Plugins.
  3. Click Dropbox Transfer.
  4. Click Dropbox Transfer.
  5. Click Manage on Dropbox. A browser window will open to the Transfer page of your Dropbox account.
    • Note: You must be connected to the internet to manage transfers.
  6. Click the name of a transfer to change its name or settings, or click “” (ellipsis) to see other options.

Learn more about creating and managing transfers on dropbox.com.

FAQs

How do I install the Dropbox Transfer plugin for Creative Cloud?
You can find and install the Dropbox Transfer plugin at the Adobe Exchange website

Will my Photoshop files be moved to Dropbox when I use Transfer?
No. You can find and manage the transfer in your Dropbox account, but the file remains in its original location, such as your hard drive or Creative Cloud.

What are the limits on file size for Dropbox Transfer?
File size limits and other Dropbox Transfer options, such as customizing and monitoring transfers, depend on your plan.
Learn more about transfer size limits.

Can others make changes to my files when I transfer them?

Files sent with Dropbox Transfer are delivered as read-only. If recipients download your file, any changes they make to their copy won’t be reflected in your Dropbox account.

Will Adobe have full access to my Dropbox account?
No. When you allow Dropbox Transfer for Adobe Creative Cloud to access your Dropbox account it receives access to a single folder, but Adobe won’t add files, or interact with any of your files.  You can find the folder, named “Dropbox Transfers for Adobe CC”, in the “Apps” folder of your Dropbox account.

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