Solved Attach & Sent Picture With Outlook Express

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August 22, 2011 at 12:57:58
Specs: Windows XP, 2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon II X4 620 / 5887 MB
Where to ask a question about Outlook Express? I'll be asking for a friend who wants to know how to attach a photo to and send it by Outlook Express. He uses Win XP. I can't help him because my OS is Win 7.

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#1
August 22, 2011 at 14:23:49
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You first select the "Create" screen (where you form your email).

To insert an attachment you go to the top of the screen:
Insert > File Attachment.

If the file is in "My Documents" then you should see it there - I think this is the usual default folder.

If it is elsewhere, such as "My Pictures", you need to use the scroll bar or drop-down to find the place where the file is stored.

Hit the Attach button and you should be in business.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 23, 2011 at 01:25:47
win7zuki, tell him he can find more info about OE than he ever wanted to know @:
http://insideoe.tomsterdam.com/
HTH
Ed in Texas

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#3
August 23, 2011 at 21:39:55
Thanks, Derek. My friend followed your instructions and has started to send me photos. He wants me to reduce their file sizes to just under 1 MB for some contest he's entering. (He did say that he at first didn't understand 'the "Create screen"' or the '>', but he's a smart guy and finally figured them out.)

I haven't yet learned much about how to use my copy of Photoshop Elements. So I'll be asking here about how to directly reduce the file size of an image file (not the image size). For example, one of the ones he sent me is 1.58 MB according to Windows Explorer. I want to get it down to .99 or .98 MB. I can do this by trial and error, but surely there's a way to do this directly with PE7?


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#4
August 24, 2011 at 05:42:46
No, Outlook Express is a bit basic so you can't resize within that.

Resizing is something of a black art and it can be Image Size, Quality, or Print Size. Best way forward is to try (using Help if available). I tend to use Quality reduction but repost on that topic because folk might also recommend alternative freebie programs.


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#5
August 24, 2011 at 07:44:43
Also, the present photo format is crucial in deciding how to decrease file size.

The easy way with the jpeg format will introduce artifacts that degrade the quality (may not be acceptable). Formats like tiff behave entirely differently. And then the raster formats are yet another matter.

The intended recipient has indicated a file size preference, but may also have other criteria, and it might be wise to have all such requirements/preferences cleared up before committing too much time.


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#6
August 24, 2011 at 08:24:04
With the advent of high pixel cameras I have found that quite surprising jpg "quality reductions", as viewed on my 1280x1024 screen, are not discernable - even in the finest detail. Most folk print at no more than about 7x5 inches so it is fine for that. I found it possible, by this method, to reduce file sizes considerably when that was the requirement - an easy option.

I previously reduced "image size" in order to reduce the file size. That was OK too, but a tad more fiddling, if I kept the image larger than the screen.

To some extent I feel that with modern high pixel cameras we are getting to the point of diminishing returns (unless you need to print huge pictures).

Whatever, as I said, repost on this because there will be all sorts of opinion and ideas on the subject. New posts usually attract more input which will be more focussed with a different title.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
August 24, 2011 at 08:39:42
You are quite right, Derek, for some purposes (screen viewing or print at 7X5). However, we don't know anything about the origin or format of these photos (scanned? *.format? etc.), nor do we know the final intent ("contest" does not tell us anything). A new post with all pertinent info is certainly warranted (although, if only a very few photos are involved, trial-and-error may well be the fastest way to get there! :) ).

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#8
August 24, 2011 at 09:05:00
Yep agreed, that's why I said "black art" LOL.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
August 24, 2011 at 18:06:26
Good advice. Thanks.

In this case, it was jpeg to jpeg. The only requirement for the contest was that entries should be jpegs and under 1MB in file size. I added the requirement that quality be maintained a high as possible. For trial and error, PE7's image > resize > image size, and then when saving, set the quality to maximum (a 10). The original photo was a photo of a painting. In going from 1.58 MB to 999 KB I wasn't able to discern any degradation at all.

BTW about 20 hours ago I asked my question, Digital Photo/Video > Editing Software > PE7: reduce the file size of an image? See http://www.computing.net/answers/di...

I see that the reply I made to the one reply so far somehow didn't get posted. I'll try again.


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