Solved How to send pics from Microsoft Photo App to my email page?

Dell / Inspiron 560
April 8, 2018 at 18:24:48
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb RAM
[Dell desktop; Win10; Google Chrome; Thunderbird email program]

After hours of trying, I managed to transfer my pictures from my digital camera to computer. Now I see them in MS Photo App, nice and clear but...how to send them to my email page from there? I tried and tried but don't see anything to click on.

Thanks ever so much for some suggestions :) Very clearly please so I can follow them? :D


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April 10, 2018 at 11:29:34
Just for clarity, Windows Explorer is a tool for exploring items in Windows. Similarly Internet Explorer allows you to explore the internet but it is not the internet itself. Sorry if that's a bit pedantic (exact).

You should be able to do this but what would help the most is if you get the hang of pictures just being another type of file, which has a name. If nothing else, most Picture Apps and Galleries have something you can click to find the name of the file. Once you have a name you can search for the file from Windows to see where it is really residing. You then find the actual file, right click it and away you go.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks



#1
April 8, 2018 at 18:43:19
Have you tried right clicking on the photos?

Another way, use attach in Thunderbird.

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#2
April 8, 2018 at 18:58:31
Thank you Johnw, I already tried attaching it in Thunderbird, but this took me to my File Explorer and I checked ALL the picture files or folders and everything else there but none of my 2 pics showed. Then the MS Photo App suddenly appeared in my task bar and that's how I discovered them in there. But as mentioned, I just couldn't send them to my email where I had already typed the accompanying letter.

i didn't try right clicking on the pics and I'll do that right away! Thanks a lot again!


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#3
April 8, 2018 at 19:25:23
"i didn't try right clicking on the pics and I'll do that right away!"
Highlight the 2 photos, right click on them > Send to > Mail recipient.

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#4
April 8, 2018 at 19:43:45
Oh Johnw I wish I were smarter! I did do that but it didn't show "Send to", only "Share". So I clicked on Share but now I can't find that "Share"! Also, if I remember well, there was no room for entering my message. I made a mess, so I'll try to undo everything I did and tomorrow morning I'll try again. I also noticed one of the 2 ID pics is blurred so I'll have to retake this pic.

When I uploaded them from camera to computer, I expected they'd land on my Life Explorer where I have the MS Photo Gallery that I like a lot better. Photo App is dark, overcrowded and I mostly can't understand how to manage. But since they are in there now, I'll just try very hard to send them with your help for which thanks again so much.


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#5
April 8, 2018 at 19:51:31
Adela, upload a SS ( screenshot ) please, of what you are seeing when you right click on a photo.

Upload using this. No time delays/Captcha-I'm not a Robot/account/registration needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.fileconvoy.com/index.php

How to Take a Screenshot of a Drop Down Menu using Snipping Tool
http://aprilpierson.blogspot.com.au...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTPF...


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#6
April 8, 2018 at 20:28:39
Hi again, I'm so sorry to bother so much... I already deleted the blurred one and retook the picture but now...when I tried to transfer the pic to the computer via USB with a transfer flash drive and my memory card inside it as I always did...it's not appearing on the screen even though the Drive E is there. Any idea why or what I did wrong?

I'd be too embarrassed to show you the mess I made in Photo App, but I would, except I don't think I want to publish the screenshot of my NonDriver's ID as this is what I'm struggling with, both sides. :D

But if I could find out how to transfer this retaken pic into the computer, I'll try again following your instruction very carefully. Or, maybe I'd try to dragging the pic? And if it works dragging it, would it let me drag it to my Thunderbird email page instead of the Mail at Photo App?

I didn't expect to have so much problem with just an ID card, so sorry to put you through this and thank you so much. :)

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#7
April 8, 2018 at 20:33:09
"now I can't find that "Share"!"
Move the mouse pointer on the picture and click the checkbox on the upper-right corner of the picture.

If you are still stuck, try one of these Free programs.

5 Best Alternatives to Windows 10 Photos App
https://www.guidingtech.com/best-al...
"With Windows 10, Microsoft replaced the good-old Windows Photo Viewer with a newer Photos app. Unfortunately, users, including me, aren’t too happy with this app. It's complicated and takes a lot of time to load images.
If you also don’t like the Photos app (I feel you! *virtual hug*) and are looking for its alternatives, you have come to the right place.

In this post, we have listed 5 best replacements for your Windows 10 Photos app. By the way, if you want to get back the old Windows Photo Viewer, check this."
https://www.guidingtech.com/49249/w...

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#8
April 8, 2018 at 20:43:44
If you have the picture opened in any program you can use the File>Save As option to resave it into your Photos folder and then you can more easily email them. Your photo programs should be saving your photos to the default Photos folder anyway.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#9
April 8, 2018 at 20:48:35
Yes exactly, that's why I've been ignoring this Photo App by managing to more or less direct uploads to good old Photo Gallery or Viewer, but lately it seems I lost the tug of war with them and I spend hours upon hours yet rarely get anything done in there...(returning your virtual hug) lol.

I'll look into the links you so kindly sent me Johnw. I'm sorry I've taken so much of your time, and thanks a lot for all your help. :-)


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#10
April 8, 2018 at 20:49:59
"I'll try again following your instruction very carefully. Or, maybe I'd try to dragging the pic? And if it works dragging it, would it let me drag it to my Thunderbird email page instead of the Mail at Photo App?"

Just waiting now, until you try a few things.


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#11
April 8, 2018 at 21:09:45
Hello and thank you Fingers, yes it's a good idea to do that. I'll save them first and then I'll deal with the difficult part of sending them. So far MS is giving me nothing but headaches in their Photo App! Because I waste so much time in there, I've been using less and less pictures, except when I need to send an ID.

Actually I don't have a photo program per se. As mentioned to Johnw, I kind of learned enough Photo Viewer or Gallery in the past, but suddenly this Photo App made its home in my computer and just can't get rid of it. So, to paraphrase a well known proverb I'd say "If you can't get rid of it - join it" haha!

With the help I received from you and Jophnw I'll be practicing a little more tomorrow and perhaps I'll see the light at the end of MS Photo App tunnel... thanks again. :)


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#12
April 9, 2018 at 13:20:36
Sorry, I've probably not read all this thoroughly enough but have you been to your email and then tried to insert the picture (or picture file) into an email from there? You should be able to find your pictures in your Windows "Picture folder". Despite the way things are presented the pictures are not actually stored in Photo's Apps or Galleries, they are just a way of handling them.

What I mean is to try getting the pictures into the email from the email rather than sending the picture to the email. You can usually either insert a picture into the body of the email or you can include it as an attachment. How you do this varies with your email service or program but Windows Live Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird can do it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#13
April 9, 2018 at 14:51:23
Oh Derek, thank you but I think I'm a lost cause! Since this morning I'm still searching the net for how to add pics in my email from MS Photo App (where I actually see them) and the results are various but didn't help. Most probably I didn't understand them....

"You should be able to find your pictures in your Windows "Picture folder".

Is the "Picture Folder" the File Explorer? I only see all pics in MS Photo App and File Explorer (where I have the Photo Viewer). The ones I uploaded went (against my will) to Photo App. When I proceeded to send them out via attachment (paperclip icon), it took me to Photo Viewer which didn't catch the uploaded pictures.

"pictures are not actually stored in Photo's Apps or Galleries, they are just a way of handling them."

"What I mean is to try getting the pictures into the email from the email rather than sending the picture to the email. You can usually either insert a picture into the body of the email or you can include it as an attachment. How you do this varies with your email service or program but Windows Live Mail, Outlook and Thunderbird can do it."

I'm so sorry Derek, I don't understand these thoughts? I don't wish to take your time to re-explain them to me and I thank you a lot for trying to help. It's nobody's fault that I'm slow to understand.... :(

Lies travel faster than truths... :(


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#14
April 9, 2018 at 15:52:42
Just to say that File Explorer allows you to look at files and folders in your computer. Pictures folder is one of these folders (as is Documents, Videos, Music, and so on). My suggestion was to see if you got any better results by creating an email then calling your pictures into it, rather than going to the picture and sending them to a new email. It might seem back to front but at one time it was commonly done that way round. With computers there are mostly several ways to do anything.

Maybe you can get a friend to have a look - it is often easier hands-on. Good luck anyhow.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#15
April 9, 2018 at 18:15:35
Oh I'm sorry I wasn't all here, you meant the Pictures, I understand.

But that's what I did, I created and opened my email and wrote a message there.

Then, how do you "call" the pictures into it, if not by going into the picture-holding screen to bring them into my email, no?

But this was the problem - I couldn't send them to my email and/or I didn't know how to do it. The friends I have know even less than I lol!

I'll just have to go to a store and send these by fax. Kind people just as you tried to help but there must be a glitch of some kind.

Again thank you very much. :o)

Lies travel faster than truths... :(


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#16
April 9, 2018 at 18:28:04
Try this:
Go to Windows Explorer, Pictures folder, and find the picture (file) there. Not sure what Photo App you are using but it might give you the picture file name and location if you click about.

If you find the picture just right click it and choose "Mail Recipient". It should open the email screen.

This is the other way around to what I was suggesting previously.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#17
April 9, 2018 at 19:12:04
Derek, the pictures I uploaded didn't go to Windows Explorer, they went to MS Photo App. I wish they had gone to Windows Explorer because I never had trouble with the Photo Viewer that's there.

The pictures have landed in Photo App but I can't send them to my email from there. When I right click on the pictures it doesn't show "Mail Recipient" or "Send to". It says instead: "Share" and clicking on Share....nothing happens...

How kind of you to try so hard to help me but this is a strange case and I'll have to go fax it tomorrow morning as an institution is waiting for my NonDrivers License and I'm quite late already.

Again I thank you so much! Good night. :o)

Lies travel faster than truths... :(


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#18
April 9, 2018 at 21:03:10
Programs like Photo App do not hold pictures but they do know where to find them. This is usually in your Pictures Folder (like your Documents Folder). It is rare that it some place else. If you just scanned the image then it has not been saved yet so you cannot find it in the folder where it should be. After scanning a picture you need to Save it and it is there that you place it into the proper folder. It is the same when you view a picture from a camera, the image was pulled from the camera;s memory card and is only temporarily being held in RAM and not yet saved to the computer which is why you are having trouble getting it into the email program. You need to either Copy/Paste it from the camera's memory card to the proper folder on your computer or open it as you have and then you do a Save As from the File menu and you give the file a name and direct it to save the file to the Pictures Folder. Once it is in the proper folder you should not have any problem sending it as an attachment on your email any longer.
I hope that this clarifies things for you.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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April 10, 2018 at 11:29:34
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Just for clarity, Windows Explorer is a tool for exploring items in Windows. Similarly Internet Explorer allows you to explore the internet but it is not the internet itself. Sorry if that's a bit pedantic (exact).

You should be able to do this but what would help the most is if you get the hang of pictures just being another type of file, which has a name. If nothing else, most Picture Apps and Galleries have something you can click to find the name of the file. Once you have a name you can search for the file from Windows to see where it is really residing. You then find the actual file, right click it and away you go.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#20
April 10, 2018 at 20:16:59
THANK YOU ALL for trying to help me so well. I learned from all of you! But I just had to go to the store to fax my ID as I couldn't wait any longer. Now I can try to solve this problem slowly.

computing.net is urging me to Select a Best Answer, and I want to select ALL OF YOU. However, they want me to select only one, so I'll just click one at random, but it means all of you. :)

Now, I have a new problem: I had to delete one of the 2 pics because it wasn't clear and I took it again, but when I connected it to my computer the pic didn't show. While at Staples I asked them to test my reader and it was ok, so they said the culprit may be your camera or your computer. So now I know what to look into (besides learning to manage my pics), but will have to wait until I return from a trip.

Again, a thank and a hug to all!!! :o)

Lies travel faster than truths... :(

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#21
April 13, 2018 at 09:49:58
You first need to be sure that you have followed the procedure to import the pictures from the camera to your computer. They should then be visible in whatever photo app you use even when the camera is unplugged. It is important to get to this stage first. Once the picture file is on the system it should show up in any photo app you are using.

Photos showing in an app or gallery is a bit like looking at a ship through binoculars. You see the ship but it is not actually inside the binoculars. If you can't sort this directly using photo apps or thunderbird then you need to locate the actual picture file itself (the ship), which is usually put into your pictures folder. You can then try getting it into email from there instead.

There are many ways to do this, which possibly adds to the confusion.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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