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I'm not dealing with 1-50 KB JPEGs, but 150-250+ MB psd files for various websites, and I'd like to keep track of the versions with a VCS.

If anyone has real world experience with such a scenario, could you please share? Which version control program do you use, and how is the binary support? How many files do you deal with on a day to day basis? What type of hosting do you use?

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I have to say I mostly sill revision control text. I strive to get as much information in text format as I can. That said, I have used svn to control binary data files for years. No personal experience with your file format, but recently I've been mucking about alot in excel & access and especially for the access files they got quite large. 50MB was typical. TortoiseSVN has a very nice windows svn interface and and NautilusSVN is the linux/gnome equivalent.

The thing I like about revision control of excel files with TortoiseSVN will show you your differences between 2 excel files side by side. Handy when you need it.

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I believe svn out of all the ones you listed handles binary files the best so far. See http://subversion.tigris.org/features.html#binary-files

However, all of the new VCSes should be able to handle your workflow, so it's really a matter of choice.

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