Collaborate with Clients Using Getsignoff

Last Updated Feb 16, 2009 11:44 PM EST

Just like that kid you knew in third grade that liked to put staples in his hair, designers and photographers have special needs. For the creative types among us, though, those special needs are less about using safety scissors and more related to getting feedback and approval from their clients. I've found a Web site designed for exactly that: Getsignoff lets you upload designs and photos for comment and approval.

As the designer, you can set up multiple projects, specify clients, and upload images (in JPG, GIF, or PNG format) for review. Your clients log in and add notes by selecting a region of the image and typing in a text box. When you later check out their feedback, you can see comments linked to specific regions all over your image. When all parties are happy, they can "sign off" on your project and you can get paid.

You can create a free account at Getsignoff that delivers an admittedly meager upload limit of 10MB -- I used 25% of that limit with my first project -- and just one client. The Pro version gives you a generous 10GB limit for $30/month and unlimited clients. The service is pretty useful, but the free account is clearly designed to reel you into a subscription -- which seems a little expensive for my taste. If there were an intermediate $10/month option, I'd be all over this. What about you? [via Lockergnome]