So why was I unable to upload a 34Mb file? What would useful is some guidelines so we knew exactly what the limits are.
If you save a file (PSD ,TIFF, JPEG, PDF ...etc) to your cloud storage , you can go to the webpage (View on web, from the desktop app) and make it public and click to get a link to share.
I'm not sure that is the best way for the Friday challenge though. Some people are understandably reluctant to click on links in posts and whereas an embedded jpeg is fairly safe, and does not take too long to download for any users with poor internet speeds. Also the link becomes void if you ever remove the image from your storage.
So, to keep the challenge inclusive for all, the embedded jpeg may be a better bet?
Yes, please. Let's keep this low key, low threshold and inviting. Let's not turn it into a major operation.
I just reduced it to one cutout layer with transparency. Duplicated to a new document to lose the clipping paths, and saved to PDF again at 8.5Mb, and that uploaded OK. It's a handy way to share content I'm thinking. Anyway, it is nearly Friday here, so I'll kick off with SFTW4 in a new thread.
FYI: for security reasons, Files and Docs can only be created by mods and staff.
Have you tried uploading a compressed zip? Not sure if a zip would allow a larger file, but worth a try.
Be aware that Upload File creates a new post. Therefore, if a File/Doc is used, the contest should be included within the same post (for efficiency). Or, perhaps, a high res PNG in a regular forum discussion would work for this sort of thing?
IMHO, Docs should be used very sparingly, and only for files which cannot otherwise be hosted here (such as Action Sets), but need to remain for the lifetime of the forum. In other words, tutorials, long term work arounds, etc. The Docs should be orderly and purposeful... My opinion, anyway