File Compression

When submitting art or design files, you may need a utility to compress and decompress your files. Compressing files together can make them substantially smaller in size, resulting in saved disk space, faster transfer and upload times, and easier file management. We suggest using one of the options below.


WINDOWS: How To Create A Compressed File or Folder

MAC: Compress or Uncompress Files and Folders on Mac

After these steps, there are also a number of Third-Party services that can help you with file compression:


  • ALZip is a freeware archiving and compression utility designed for speed and ease of use. It supports 36 archive and compression file formats including Zip, opens CD image files (ISO, BIN), opens virtual CD files (LCD), creates eight archive and compression file formats, creates self-extracting files and splits compressed files for easy transfers.

  • WinRAR is a shareware file compression utility that features the ability to process non-RAR archive formats including Zip files, support for long filenames, self-extracting archives, the repair of damaged archives, authenticity verification and encryption.

  • WinZip is the popular compression utility for the Windows environment. Its tight integration with Windows and its optional wizard interface makes file compression quick and easy. In addition to support for the Zip standard, WinZip features support for RAR, CAB, TAR, gzip and other standards.

Mac OS X

  • MacRAR is a shareware RAR file compression utility for the Mac. It features drag-and-drop support, an appearance manager, and navigation services. It also has AppleHelp documentation and information on archived items and on the archive itself.

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