Monday, October 27, 2008

How To Resize And Send Digital Photos By Email

Want to send digital photos by email? Yes, but sending and receiving photos as attachments are so very slow! Yes, that’s why you need to resize the photos to make uploading and downloading the photos fast and quick. How’s that?
Let’s start this from the beginning. The pictures shot by the mega pixel cameras like 5 megabyte or more have high resolution and thus your image files will naturally be large. Therefore e-mailing high resolution images which are in large files will take a much longer time. But high resolution images give sharper and clearer prints. So, what are the options? If you don't need prints, then shoot at low resolution, say 600 x 800 pixels. Most cameras let you set the image size as well and since the image files are smaller you will be able to store more of them in the camera's memory. Another option is to shoot at high resolution, then reduce the file size of the photos you want to e-mail.
You can do this a few different ways-
With Windows XP, you can easily resize or shrink the image files and e-mail them.
1.Go to My Pictures folder, open the folder which has the pictures to be emailed.
2.Select one or more photos. If you want to select additional photos ,hold down the Ctrl key and click the photos in any order you want.
3. Click E-mail this file or E-mail this folder's files in the File and Folder Tasks pane.

Next the Send Pictures via E-Mail dialog box appears. You can choose either Make all my pictures smaller or the Keep the original sizes option. And click ok to continue.

Now,windows XP opens your default e-mail program, creates a new message window, and attaches your pictures to the e-mail message. Type in the recipient's e-mail address, your message and then send the mail. That’s it! Everything quite swift! Done!

If Microsoft Office Outlook is your default e-mail program it will open a new e-mail message with your photos attached. You can shrink the size of your pictures automatically by clicking on the Attachment Options button, then select the appropriate setting.

Many digital cameras now come with photo editing and you can easily reduce file size. Once you've reduced your photos to a handy size, just attach and send.

A handy tip is to copy the original file and save the copy at the smaller size. Or else, you may overwrite it and lose your original high resolution file.

Have fun sending email attachments!

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Share Your Digital Photos

Have you just got back from your dream holiday? Did you see the Seven Wonders of the World? Did you welcome a new baby into your family? Was there a wedding or a family get-together? Then, you must have undoubtedly taken loads and loads of pictures. With digital cameras it is possible to do so! Now, what would you like to do with all the amassed pictures? Surely you would like to share them with your family and friends? Yes, most certainly, I do! If so, what are the best ways to share your digital pictures?

Well, you can take on any one of the four methods to share your digital photoswith your loved ones:

1. Print your photos

2. Email your photos

3. Upload your photos to a website

4. Store your photos on CD and DVD

1.Printing your Photos

From the time camera had come into existence, people have made prints from their film. With digital camera also you can make prints, but you need a color printer and some quality printing paper .There is no need for film processing anymore.

There are 3 options for printing digital images-

a. You can print it in your color printer at home - inkjet printers are good enough.

b. You can submit your photos to an nline photo print website and they will take prints and deliver them at your doorstep.

c. You can visit a local photo shop who will print the pictures for you.

2. Emailing the Photos

To share the photos you can email them too. But a 10 MB of email attachment will take a long time for you to upload and for the recipient to download. So you have to resize your photos and send them by email.

3. Uploading your Photos to a Website

A good alternative to emailing photos is to upload your photos to a website and then simply email the website link to your friends or family. By this, you avoid the problem of huge email attachments. You can also set up your own web site to host your own picture gallery!

4. Storing your Photos on CD and DVD

Finally, you can save your photos in your computer and then burn them onto CDs and DVDs by using a CD burning software. Since the cds can store 650 MB and dvds 4 GB you do manage to get an incredible amount of storage space for your photo collection. But then, you do need to have a CD player or DVD player to view the photos.

Now choose whichever option is convenient for you and share it with your family and friends! Happy Sharing! :)

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