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Old 01-30-2005, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, a friend of mine is trying to send a picture by email. However, the file size of this JPG is almost 2 mbs. She is using XP
On my computer (XP also) I right click on the picture and select SEND TO -> MAIL RECIPIENT. Then there is an option to shrink the file smaller or leave it at its normal size. BTW, we are both using Outlook Express. Thsi works flawlessly fo rme and shrinks a 2 mb file in to a few hundred kb instead.

My friend tries this same sequence also but instead of giving her the option to shrink the file down, it goes straight into OE as an attachment and is the original size of 2mb.

How can she change the setting to allow her to shrink the file down in size?

I appreciate the time everyone takes to read this and for the assistance you can give me!
Thank you
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try hotmail,it automatically shrink's the jpg's too.
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Open the picture up in paint or some other image editing software, and change the file-type from .jpeg to .gif this will result in losing quality but will reduce the filesize.
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You could just resize the photo and keep the quality.
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was sure somebody else would have come across this error. Is it new to people...?
Hmmm. Could it possibly be a seting in OE?
Or a setting in XP that I can turn on or off?
Any ideas?
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Zip it up. I usually just resize the photo and it works great
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just compress it....if you have microsoft office picture manager...just open it in there and click on pictures...then compress picture....look at the tab on the right hand side...click compress for emial...hit okay....and bam!!! before you know it.....you've got a small file size.
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Why not just download an image editing software? There are some free ones out there: IrfanView
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i would just zip it.
if a file is to big,you can use winrar and split it up with the rar format.
it wont touch the original file.
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Or get a better mail account.
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