How to Email Photos in Windows

Email photo in Windows

You get photos emailed to you from friends and family in all the time. But do you know how to email photos to someone?

We have 2 sets of instructions here for you on how to email photos:

Sending a Photo in an Email

Sending a single photo in an email is prettty straight forward:

  1. Find the image on your computer.
  2. Right click the image.

    A menu appears.

  3. Put your mouse over the Send To option.

    Another menu pops out.

  4. Select Mail Recipient from the list that is exposed in the second menu.

    If your photo has a really large file size or large dimensions (e.g. you downloaded it from your camera and want to send without editing it) Windows may ask you if you would like the photo resized. This is fine for sending to your family and friends but if you are sending this to your web designer or graphics person, tell Windows to leave the photo as it is. It is much better to send photos to your web designer/graphics person in the original state so they can edit the photo with the proper photo editing tools.

    The menu closes and your email program starts up.

  5. A new email message is created complete with your image attached.

    If you look at the top of the message there will be an item added to the usual items called Attach.

  6. Windows automatically adds the Subject line for you when emailing photos.

    The Subject line of your new email will have the subject line filled in with Emailing: name of photo.jpg

  7. The Body of your email will also be filled in.

    “The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:
    name of image.jpg

    Note: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent sending or receiving certain types of file attachments. Check your e-mail security settings to determine how attachments are handled.

    You can select this text, delete it, and fill in your own message.

  8. Fill in the To box.

    Left click the To at the top of your email and your Address book will open. Select the person(s) you wish to email the photos to.

  9. Once you have the To filled in all that’s left is to left click the Send button at the top and your photos are emailed out.

But what if you have a bunch of photos to email?

Email Multiple Photos in Windows

Emailing multiple photos in Windows goes pretty well the same way as emailing a single photo with one change at the beginning, when selecting the photos to send.

  1. Find the images on your computer.
  2. Left click the first image in the group of images you wish to email.
  3. With the Shift key down, select the last image in the group of images to be emailed.

    They will appear to have a blue highlight around them.

  4. With your mouse over one of the selected images, right click.

    A menu appears.

  5. The rest of the procedure is the same as for emailing a single image explained above.

Some Notes About Emailing Photos

Photos tend to be large files, especially when they come straight out of the camera.

Your ISP (Internet Service Provider) may have a limit on how big of an email you are allowed to send therefore, if you are sending multiple photos break them into batches.

There is also the problem of the receiver’s (person you are emailing the photos to) mailbox limit.

  • Their mailbox is only a certain size and your email is too big.
  • They haven’t cleaned out their email mailbox on the mail server for a while and it’s full.

If this happens, you will get a notice from the mail server where their email mailbox is located saying the message was undeliverable.

  • Reduce the size of your email and send again.
  • Send them an email telling them you tried to send some pictures and please clean out their mailbox.
  • If you can’t send them an email at all because their mailbox is full, you are going to have to phone them and let them know.

So, as you can see, emailing photos in Windows is not that hard. Just be careful your email isn’t too big and everything will work fine.

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3 Responses to “ How to Email Photos in Windows ”

  1. go go hamster says:

    Usually, if someone’s having a problem its because the image is too large! Don’t forget modern digital cameras take large images, and may need to be resized to send.

  2. Pat Geary says:

    Excellent information. Wish all the people that send me photos not resized could/would read it.

    pat

  3. photorelive says:

    i didnt know you can send a photo from right click – send to , its really easy way am gonna do it ,
    thanks for the post

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