How-To: Resize Photos Easily For E-Mail

image Whenever you take a photo with a digital camera the resulting JPEG file is obviously quite large both in dimensions and file size.

Many people like to send photos as file attachments in e-mail. While it’s true most e-mail services will auto-resize photos for you (like Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail), the rest do not.

The Online Image Resizer at www.resize2mail.com is the easiest solution I found for a quick resizing of any GIF or JPEG image to attach to e-mail afterwards. All you have to do is browse for the image file, select the size you want, crop it using your mouse (it’s very easy) and then re-download the file to attach.

A web site like this is especially helpful if you’re with your digital camera at someone else’s computer and need to send out a quick photo e-mail. On your PC you have the image editing tools you like but not when using another computer.

Other ways of sending photos:

When I send photos to people I usually don’t send as a file attachment but rather just a link. This is due to the fact that many e-mail providers have over-zealous spam filters that flag any e-mail with an image in it.

Photo services that require a sign-up:

Each of these will allow you to send plain text URL links to any photo you have uploaded to your account.

And yes I know I linked the infamous MySpace, however they do make photo-sharing relatively simple.

Photo services that require no sign-up:

Can’t be bothered to sign up for yet another account? No problem. Just use one of the freebie no-reg-required sites above. I’ve been using ImageShack for a while now and it works great.

To note: These freebie no-reg sites are really handy to know when you need a quick-fix style way of sending images to someone else fast – not only for e-mail but for instant messaging conversations as well.

Comments

  1. Your link to http://www.resize2email.com does not take you to the right website. It takes you to some random advertiser’s website.

    The correct link is http://www.resize2mail.com/

  2. Jerome Lee says:

    I tried the resizer, but I don’t understand. I want to see all of the picture at the smaller size, not a portion of the picture smaller. Am I asking too much or mabey I don’t understand the whole process.

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