||Five Tips for
When sending attachments containing
photographs, remember the larger the picture size, the bigger the
file. Size your pictures no larger than necessary.
If you are sending photographs via
e-mail for non-reproduction purposes, save the pictures at a resolution
quality of no more than 72 dpi (dots per inch). This will help to
keep the file size low, yet viewable.
Saving photographs as either "gif"
files or "jpeg" files prior to e-mailing them will usually
result in the recipient successfully being able to open and view
If you are sending several higher-resolution
photographs to the same recipient, consider separating the pictures
into multiple files and sending them as attachments within separate
e-mail messages. This keeps each e-mail message at a manageable
Whenever possible, send photos within
the body of your e-mail messages rather than as attachments. It's
easier for the recipient to view pictures within the message rather
than having to open up attachments.
Sending Photos Through
E-Mail Has Never Been Easier
Once you've been online for a while you no doubt
have begun to communicate by e-mail with a variety of friends, relatives,
co-workers, online merchants, etc. Possibly you've signed up for a few
interesting e-mail newsletters and maybe even gone to some of those freebie
sites where you've filled out a bunch of sweepstakes entries.
Have you just returned home from your summer trip
to Yellowstone and now want to send vacation reprints to your friends
of that perfect "Family Standing Next To Old Faithful" shot?
Well, you can do so the old fashioned way by running down to the nearest
photo finishing store, or you can really impress your friends by sending
the picture to them by e-mail. This second option is a lot easier to do
than you'd think, and if you've got a scanner, or better yet a digital
camera you're in business!
You actually have a couple of different options when it comes to sending
photographs by e-mail. Most people send images as an e-mail attachment.
However, with the increased outbreak of computer virus infections occurring
as a result of Internet users opening infected e-mail attachments, e-mail
recipients today are more leery about opening attachments, even from close
friends. Therefore, the second option is a perfect alternative. With this
option, you actually place the image within the body of your e-mail message
right in there with the message itself! There's no need to send an attachment
and the newer versions of both Microsoft's Outlook Express and Netscape's
Communicator provide technology to easily complete this task.
Sending Photos As An Attachment
The same procedures are followed whether you are
sending a file attached to an e-mail message which contains a photograph,
a word document or a graphic image. The most prevalent problem a recipient
incurs, however, is being unable to open an e-mail attachment. Many times
the person receiving the attachment does not have the compatible software
to open it. The most successful solution to this challenge is to save
your photographs as either "gif" files or "jpeg" files.
Almost any computer will be able to open and view photographs when saved
and sent as attachments in either one of these two formats.
Sending Photos Within E-mail Messages
The alternative option to sending photographs,
or even graphic images, by e-mail is to place the photo within the message
of the e-mail itself. The biggest advantage is that the recipient is able
to immediately view the picture as he/she reads the e-mail message without
having to also open an attachment. The recipient can even save the picture
onto his/her desktop by simply right-clicking on the image.
The following links provide step-by-step instructions on sending photographs
as either attachments or within e-mail messages. Impress your friends.
Give it a try!
Images as Attachments Tutorial
Within E-mail Messages Tutorial
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