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11th November 2010, 08:53 PM
Hi Guys,

As I am inexperienced using FTP do I need special software to upload images to an ftp server. If so what is the best software for this application.


Intel Mac, Snow Leopard.

11th November 2010, 08:57 PM
Google "cyberduck".

Yes, you do need specific software to do it. Netscape (web browser of olden times) used to handle ftp management, but it's a dead browser these days. There's a number of modern apps, but cyberduck is free, and fairly usable.

11th November 2010, 10:21 PM
Cyberduck's definitely a good free option. Another free option is just using the Finder:
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A great paid option is Transmit. Panic - Transmit - The ultimate Mac OS X FTP + SFTP + S3 app (http://www.panic.com/transmit/)

12th November 2010, 12:56 AM
...A great paid option is Transmit. Panic - Transmit - The ultimate Mac OS X FTP + SFTP + S3 app (http://www.panic.com/transmit/)


I was on the beta team for this... the devs at Panic are seriously awesome, very helpful and quick to resolve issues!
Well worth the money!

12th November 2010, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. Will try out finder first then maybe one of the suggested clients.

21st November 2010, 07:30 PM
If you use Firefox, there is a an add-on called Fireftp that does FTP. It presents a two pane view (local machine and remote server) that some users find more intuitive than Cyberduck's - especially if you're uploading AND downloading files.

22nd November 2010, 11:23 AM
Thanks for the info, I have tried to get the add-on via the recommended site but Firefox 3.6.10 won't download it saying " Firefox prevented this site from asking you to install software on your computer" -- It appears to me some setting in Firefox is preventing the add on being installed??

Mac OSX.6.4,intel chip.

Any ideas????

22nd November 2010, 12:34 PM
Filezilla is a good ftp choice IMO too.

Dutch H
23rd November 2010, 11:55 PM

24th November 2010, 06:27 AM
I'd also have to say filezilla

24th November 2010, 06:45 AM
Earlier versions of OS X (from memory 10.2 and 10.3) used to have this ability to ftp files built into the Finder (using Connect to Server). Later versions of OS X broke this ability. You can still connect to an FTP server, but you only have read capabilities (previously you could both read and write).