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Picture Attachment - Outlook 6

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by shep101, Feb 13, 2004.

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  1. shep101

    shep101 Thread Starter

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    Hi - Im glad I found ya'll - I was going nuts. Im using Outlook 6 and everytime I send pictures as a attachment they end up in the emails HUGE! Why is this and how can I fix this? Thanks so much!
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    They are likely HUGE when you attach them in that case.

    Whats the source of the pictures? If a digicam etc you need to use a program like Irfanview to reduce the file size to email them.
     
  3. shep101

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    Thanks - your probably right - Im using Ulead Photo Impact 8 and I havent been doing anything to the sizes - but why are they in the email instead of an attachment?
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    When you say Outlook 6, I am confused. Outlook version 6 is very old, so you must mean Outlook Express?

    Outlook and Outlook Express are 2 separate and unconnected applications.
    Outlook is part of Microsoft Office, while Outlook express is bundled free with Windows.

    Outlook Express displays them in the email, but they can be saved separately by the recipient as far as I know. I will never use Outlook Express by choice, however thats as I understand it. I prefer safer and simpler email systems...
     
  5. shep101

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    Im sorry - yes it is outlook express running on windows xp. So if I understand correctly theres no way for me to make them not show up in a email?
     
  6. marie500

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    Yes, I think it's "just the way it is." I posted the same question awhile ago because it also drives me crazy! - here's the link in case you want to read the discussion and thoughts we had on the subject then: (our guys here really tried to figure it out!)
    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=174463

    Mine never stopped doing it! -
    It's handy I guess - we don't have to save to the hard drive, scan, and open in some other window. And usually they're things you just want to just glance at anyway, silly little pictures, people's babies and stuff.
    But I REALLY dislike not being in control.
     
  7. sekirt

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    Don't have Ulead but most photo programs show the size of the image measured in pixels. 640 x 480 or smaller works well in OE.

    Not positive about your other question. Are you saying if someone sends you an email with a picture attached, that it appears in the email? Without a separate click to open the attachment?

    If that is your question, yes it does. No, don't know of any way to prevent picture files from being automatically opened when you open an email. Picture files are not to be feared like other attachments that can contain viruses. Those do not open automatically.

    sekirt
     
  8. EvileYe

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    XP has a handy little utility for sending and resizing pictures.

    When your pictures are placed in the MY Pictures folder, if you select one (or more) pics you will see a menu on the left called file and folder tasks, under this menu is an option to "E-Mail this file"

    Using this option, windows will pop up a little box (see attached file) giving you the option to send the Picture as it is or resize to 1 of 3 different sizes.

    I have used this utility countless times when mailing pics and it works great ! Hassle free Picture sending and your recipients will love you for it. (Especially those with dial up)

    Worth having a look anyway :)

    EvileYe
     

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  9. shep101

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    Thanks guys - Ill try some of these ideas - its really annoying to have these huge pictures in my email when someone sends me some so I know how my reciepts are feeling. Thanks again from me and Im sure my family who were the ones complaining.
     
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