Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Resizing Photos for Emailing

Have you ever noticed how freaked out relatives get when you email them high-res photos from your six- or eight-meg digital camera? For example, your grandmother in Minnesota may not have Photoshop CS2, and so dealing with that 26MB, 41-inch-wide photo you shot with your eight-meg camera might put a strain on her system. That’s why you might want to reduce the size of those photos you’re about to email. You don’t even have to launch Photoshop — because you can do the resizing right within Mail.

After you attach a photo to your email message (you can just drag-and-drop the image into the New Message window), take a look in the bottom-right corner of your email message window, and you’ll see a pop-up menu where you can choose the Image Size you’d like to send. As soon as you choose a size (other than Actual Size), the image is immediately scaled down right within the email message window so you can see the exact size of the photo you’re sending.

Resizing Photos for Emailing Screen Shot

L.E.E. Design


The Authors said...

Great site, Jessica! One of the only graphic design sites that offers "How to" tips! Excellent!

Taryn Simpson

The Lieurance Group said...

Hey, Jess,

Nice tips here! I'm so glad you finally started a blog.

Suzanne Lieurance
The Working Writer's Coach

Carma's Window said...

Jessica this is great news. My brother's computer is very old and he cannot always receive files I send. Thanks for this tip.

fireofsorrow said...

you are full of great tips! i'm glad yvonne perry referred me to your blog through the "blog chain". keep the tips coming!


Righter04 said...

a designer who speaks my language (English)--yay!