Sending fotos by email

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Martin ©¿©¬ , Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Hi
    I have some digicam fotos that are quite large and I would like to
    email them. How do I reduce the file size?
    Using Photoshop 7.0
     
    Martin ©¿©¬ , Aug 6, 2007
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  2. One of the easiest ways to do so is to import your photos into the free
    program, Picasa. You can email your pix right from there, and it
    automatically cuts down the size.
    Otherwise, you can write an action in Photoshop and cut down the image size
    to the exact size you want. Or, if you don't want to do that, just use
    image size and cut it down to about 150 resolution and say something like
    3X5 inches. Experiment a bit and find the size you like.

    Smiles,
    Rosanne
     
    Rosanne Cleveland-King, Aug 6, 2007
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  3. Martin ©¿©¬

    Tom Nelson Guest

    Use Image>Image Size to make the photo a reasonable size at 72 pixels
    per inch, than File>Save for Web to squeeze out about 90% of the
    remaining file size.
    Tom Nelson
    Tom Nelson Photography
     
    Tom Nelson, Aug 6, 2007
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    jjs Guest

    Making it easy - many programs will reduce the size of images as soon as you
    try to mail them. Check your configuration. For those that do not, then for
    the PC get Windows Power Tools' "Resizer". It allows you to right-click on
    any image (or images) and downsize them immediately. OS-X has iPhoto and
    many other ways to do the same.
     
    jjs, Aug 6, 2007
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  5. Thank You Rosanne
    I'll try your suggestions tomorrow
     
    Martin ©¿©¬ , Aug 6, 2007
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  6. One of the easiest ways to do so is to import your photos into the free
    program, Picasa. You can email your pix right from there, and it
    automatically cuts down the size.
    Otherwise, you can write an action in Photoshop and cut down the image size
    to the exact size you want. Or, if you don't want to do that, just use
    image size and cut it down to about 150 resolution and say something like
    3X5 inches. Experiment a bit and find the size you like.

    Smiles,
    Rosanne
     
    Rosanne Cleveland-King, Aug 7, 2007
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  7. Martin ©¿©¬

    KatWoman Guest

    In Win Xp you can select a photo or list of photos and right click choose
    email
    a box comes up asking you of you want to reduce size for email
    then the letter form comes up with the files already sized and attached
    (Outlook Express)
     
    KatWoman, Aug 7, 2007
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  8. Thanks Tom
    That's nice and simple
    Is there any way to do this for a group of pics,
    or do I have to do each one individually?
     
    Martin ©¿©¬ , Aug 7, 2007
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  9. Martin ©¿©¬

    Joe Guest

    How large is too large?

    - Most ISPs limit mailbox to 10-20MB or so. Some free email server gives
    lot more than ISP

    - Reducing the size will reduce the quality. So it may worth worth the
    trouble, unless just for viewing.

    - Instead of sending all at once, you may have to send few at a time, then
    ask the other end to download and delete from server to free up the space
    for more photo. Or you can just upload to some free file hosting like
    Raidshare, MegaUpload etc. then give them the LINKs to download etc..
     
    Joe, Aug 7, 2007
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    KatWoman Guest

    no top posting please!!!

    record the steps as an action in the action palette
    new action little paper icon
    push stop after you do the first resize
    use file>automate >batch
    you will see your new action at top
    fill in or direct to the folder of images
    tell where to save it (browse to folder)
    it will do them all at once
     
    KatWoman, Aug 7, 2007
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  11. Martin ©¿©¬

    Dwight Guest


    Instead of resizing them upload them below. the site will send out
    emails to the email addresses you provide and the people can come
    there within a 2 week period and download them before they are remoed
    from the server. this way you don't have to resize or email them. a
    great time saver

    http://www.yousendit.com/
     
    Dwight, Aug 14, 2007
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