Adobe’s Creative Cloud is a wonderful tool for many photographers and filmmakers out there who want to get some remote backup of their work and easily transfer it between their devices. It’s also big on the collaboration features, with Adobe reporting over a million such users taking advantage of it.
Now, Adobe is making it even easier to collaborate and share files from your Creative Cloud storage with collaborators and clients. They’ve been working together with Google Cloud to integrate Adobe CC into the G Suite (including Gmail) to let you quickly send and receive assets between Creative Cloud accounts over email.
The Adobe Creative Cloud for Gmail Add-on is available in the G Suite Marketplace, and it lets you search for your CC assets and attach links to Synced files, Libraries and Mobile content without ever having to leave the Gmail client. All you need to do is click the CC logo, choose the assets you want to attach and you’re basically done.
All you need to do to save an attachment you’ve received from another Creative Cloud account through email is to open up the email, click on the app icon to launch the addon and open up a panel, and choose the files you wish to sync to your own account.
There is a bit of a limitation with syncing attachments from email to your cloud this way. The max file size for syncing through email is only 100MB, although you can upload files up to 5GB to Creative Cloud with the desktop app. You should still be able to email those out, but only for the recipient to download directly to their computer, not automatically sync. Still, you can always download the huge attachments and sync using the desktop app. And even 100MB sure beats Gmail’s regular 25MB file size attachment limit.
The system, at the moment, also doesn’t allow the sharing of private links. If you have private assets that you wish to share, you will be prompted to make them public before you can send them over to somebody. Depending on the nature of your work, this might be ok, although if it’s all a bit hush hush and you don’t want leaks to happen, you might still want to transfer via other means.