A very popular and fun way to display and share your photography with friends and family is to insert them in your emails. Would you like to try it out ? it’s easy…
There is two ways to include a photo into an email: as an attachment or as an insert.
I do not recommend using the attachment method because attachments are often being used mischievously to spread virus and some anti-virus programs or firewalls installed on computers may block them . So let’s skip right away to the insertion method.
When the recipient opens the email, they can view the photo(s) along with the text.
Here’s the step-by-step procedure to insert photos in emails:
In your email program, open a new message.
On the top navigational toolbar, click on the INSERT command, and then choose IMAGE from the drop-down menu.
A window will pop-up.
Click on the CHOOSE FILE button to locate on your hard disk the photograph you want to send.
Once you found it, click on the photo file’s name. Notice the path to it’s location on the hard disk now displays in the location field of the pop-up window.
Click on the OK button.
Your photo now displays into the body of your message! Isn’t that cool ?
You can now type your message. Let’s be creative and add a color background to the email.
On the top navigational toolbar, select the FORMAT command, then, from the drop-down menu, click on the PAGE COLORS & BACKGROUND option.
Select a color of your choice and then click on OK.
Et voilà ! Your mail can now convey much more emotions along with your message.
Don’t we say that a photo is worth 1,000 words ?
One thing you must take into consideration when emailing photos is the file size of your photos. Keep in mind that many people are still on dial up systems and it might take forever to download
on their computer !
They won’t stay your friends very long if you bog down their system or fill up their inbox storage capacity. 🙁
So, with the help of a photo editing software, be sure to compress your photos before you include them in your emails, otherwise the photos will be so large that the only way to view them on the recipient computer screen will be to scroll up and down and side to side. Not very convenient.
As a guideline, the size of your photos should be around 600 x 400 and the file format extension should be .JPG or .GIF
No matter where they live, make someone’s day by sharing treasured memories through pictures inserted into your emails.