Often, the new digital camera owner will take their enormous multi-megapixel files straight from the camera and attach them to an email, sometimes CCing their whole address book. The unsuspecting recipient may not appreciate this, especially if their ISP puts a small limit on the size of email attachments they can receive. Many times, these large attachments will clog the recipient's inbox, making it impossible for them to access their remaining mail.
There are two solutions to this:
Reducing Digital Photos Before EmailingThe easiest is to simply scale copies your photos down to a reasonable size that will fit on most screens and take less time to download. (You can delete these smaller copies after emailing them.) Users of Windows have a way to do this built right into the operating system, and many photo cataloging programs have a send email feature that will also resize copies of the pictures before sending them. The following tutorial links offer many options for emailing or resizing multiple photos with free or inexpensive software.
- Email Photos with Adobe Photoshop Album
- Email Photos with Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Email Photos with XnView (Free)
- Email Optimized Pictures From Windows XP
- Email Optimized Pictures From Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Resize Multiple Files with Photoshop Elements
- Resize Multiple Photos with Easy Thumbnails (Free)
- Resize Multiple Picture Files with Picasa (Free)
- Resize Multiple Images with XnView (Free)