Emailing digital photos

I was recently loaned a Fuji Finepix 6900 and the photos are now on my PC. But when I try to email some of the photos to friends there is a message about the "File size too big" - and they take forever to upload. Is there some software to reduce ALL the images, not just doing them one-by-one? I am a complete novice, so please make the answer simple!!! Thanks...

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Yes - Photoshop for one..

If you have that many photos that you don't want to do them one by one, I would seriously consider putting them on pbase or fliker and emailing links to the photos instead of emailing a ton of photos and bogging down the recipients email. But even then it's still a good idea to reduce the size - no need to post full size images for web viewing..

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I was recently loaned a Fuji Finepix 6900 and the photos are now onmy PC. But when I try to email some of the photos to friends thereis a message about the "File size too big" - and they take forever toupload. Is there some software to reduce ALL the images, not justdoing them one-by-one? I am a complete novice, so please make theanswer simple!!! Thanks..

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Comment #1

A very simple way of email'ing photos from a windows PC is to use the windows.

Explorer utility. Right click the Start button and then select Explore from the pop up menu. Navigate to the folder with your photos and select the photos you want to send. Then click the 'Folders' button at the top of the window. This will then display task menus at the left and side. If you gave photos selected one of the task menus will be 'Email this file' or 'Email selected items'..

Click this and you will be asked whether to send the photos as they are or to send a smaller version. If you opt for the smaller version then these are created automatically for you and the originals are preserved.Microsoft has made life simple this time. You dont need any special programs..

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Thanks so much MikeinRomsey - this sounds ideal. Wil carefully follow your detailed instructions. Many thanks...

Comment #3

If you might have changed your folders to Classic Windows view, you wont see the folder tasks as described. But no matter, just right click the JPG file and use the SEND TO menu there, and select send to MAIL RECIPIENT there, and you get the same thing...

Comment #4

I suggest the free program Irfanview. You can resize a bunch of photos at once, adding a bit of sharpening if you wish, changing the JPG quality if you wish, and many other options...

Comment #5

Hold down shift keyhighlight each picture you want to send by holding mouse over picturesthen right click on picturesthen on the drop down menu, got to , send to,then, Mail recipientthen Make my pictures smaller,then enter e-mail addressyour text and sendI use this method all the time, no problems Rudge..

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Dear Michael -.

Sorry, but can't do what you suggest, as I ONLY use webmail, and when I follow your instructions up comes the dreaded Outlook Express email screen, which I do not like or use! But thanks for replying anyway!..

Comment #7

Hi minoltagirl.

I know what you mean about Outlook Express.One possibility is to use Outlook Express to send the pictures to yourselfthen when the email message comes back into the inbox save the attachmentsie the small versions of the photos somewhere handy. Then use yourweb mail client to send these files..

It's a bit contorted but will work as long as you have OE setup as wellas webmail..

I tried to find out where OE stored the re-sized photos prior to sending them but havent been able to locate them. Its probably somewhere in Internet temporary files..

Maybe someone else knows???..

Comment #8

You already have an answer to your immediate problem but I strongly suggest that you consider using online photo storage. You then simply upload the photo to the photo site (With the best sites that is just like using Windows Explorer) and just email the link - either to individual shots or the whole album to your friends..

With good sites the file limit size is very large (12MB) and there is no need reduce the file size to upload your image. Also friends can download the original image if you let them. You can password protect albums if you want etc etc..

Zenfolio is one of the best and will cost you $25 per year ($20 for your first year after discount - everyone has a discount code). That is pretty good value as insurance against losing your photos. If your house burns down they will still be there!.

There are many other cheaper sites - some of them free but you tend to get what you pay for..

Take a look at my Zenfolio site. That will give you an idea of the possibilities..

P.S. Are you on a dialup connection? You speak of it being slow..

Chris Elliott.

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