- Works best if you use Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora as your eMail program.
- Probably doesn't work at all if you use AOL as your ISP
- Select the images you want to eMail ... like in almost every Windows program to select non-sequencial files (images in this case) and click on the images you want to eMail ... they will highlight and your screen will look like:
- Choose File / E-mail Images ... (or use the Send button, or E-mail button if you've customized your toolbar). You'll get a wizard and if you click Next, you'll get:
- You can verify you are sending the right images (and add or remove images from the list), but it is important that you review the options. If you click on the options button you see:
- The maximum file size is in kilobytes ... the value to use depends on your ISP, but as a general rule with a dial-up line you should probably use 1000, with a high-speed line 5000 is probably OK.
- Choose Convert Images ... for eMailing image I recommend an Image Quality of 15 (which is fairly high compression). (Note: saving high resolution images (e.g., from the editor) I recommend an Image Quality of 85 which is lower compression and higher quality.)
- Choose Reduce Large Images ... I usually use maximum sizes of 800, this sends a nice large image but with the high compression they usually don't take that long to send (some images compress more than others). If you have a dial-up line you might want to use sizes of 600 or 640 ... experiment ... try sending images to yourself ... see how long it takes using your ISP and what the different size images look like ... remember different people use different screen resolutions so what looks like a big picture on your screen might be small on my high risolution screen.
- When you click next, initially you'll get this choice:
- If you use Outlook, Outlook Express, or Eudora as your eMail program choose: Send Images using your default e-mail client. If you use any other eMail program, try sending them through an SMTP server. It will ask you to create an account:
- Fill in your Name and your eMail address. For server, try "smtp." followed the name your ISP.
- After that it's pretty obvious ... you'll either find yourself in your eMail program with reduced, compressed versions of the selected images already choosen as attachments, or you'll find yourself in a mini eMail program which allows you to fill in eMail address you are sending the images to, a subject, and a message. If you created an Outlook or Outlook Express Address Book on your machine you can pick one, or multiple, addresses from the Address Book.
- Also consider the alternative of posting an Album on Sendpix.com and just eMailing friends a link to the album.
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