Video:Optimize a Picture for Email in Windows XPwith Don Schechter
Digital photos can be large and cumbersome to share with friends via email. Learn how you can reduce your image's filesize and optimize it for easy emailing.See Transcript
Transcript:Optimize a Picture for Email in Windows XPHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Digital pictures can be very large and often difficult to share with others. By optimizing pictures, you can make them smaller and easier to send in an email.
Locate Pictures to EmailStart by selecting the picture or pictures you want to send. I'm going select My Documents, then My Pictures. I can select multiple pictures by clicking and dragging or by holding down control and clicking on the specific images I want.
Finding the Email MenuOn the left side of the screen, under File and Folder Tasks, select Email the selected items.
If there isn't a menu on that side of the screen, another easy way to email the images is to right click the file or files, send to, mail recipient.
Changing Photo Size for EmailingYou are asked whether you want to email the photos in their original sizes or make them smaller. In this exercise, we want to make them smaller. Click show more options.
There are three options for you to choose from. I recommend using the medium or large setting if both you and your email recipient have high speed internet. Click OK.
Email Optimized PicturesYour default mail application automatically starts up. In this case, I am using Outlook. As you can see, the images have been attached individually in this email and the subject line and body have been auto-completed with the name of the photos. You can change this however you would like.
Alternate Email ProgramsIf you are using a web-based email program, like Yahoo Email, Hotmail, or Gmail, simply click and drag the attachments onto your desktop and then attach them to your email as you would any other attachment.
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