Sharing Pictures Using Email (Page 1 of 1)  Back to Carlanell Home  Back to Computer Help

* Make sure the size of your pictures are small enough for emailing.*

"Why does the size of the picture matter" you might ask?

If the picture is too big for email, the receiver of your email message will have to wait a long time to open the email message that contains a picture that is not small enough for email purposes.

When you take pictures with your digital camera, the camera settings determine the orginal size by default. Unfortunately that size is usually extremely large (usually 2000 pixels. Depending on your camera, you may have the option of setting your camera to size your original pictures to a size that is smaller (such as 800 pixels)

Before emailing, simply open your picture with any photo editing program on your computer and resize the picture to a smaller size, then save the new smaller picture with a new name so you can keep your original larger picture. Some photo editing software programs include:

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