Avoid This Mistake When Emailing Images

It is easy to accidentally send a photo or screenshot shrunk down too small to be useful to the recipient. Always check this setting before hitting Send.

Comments: 17 Responses to “Avoid This Mistake When Emailing Images”

    BTP
    1 year ago

    It's not just email. The pictures some people post on Ancestry.com are the size of a postage stamp. When you attempt to enlarge them, they fall apart.

    Julianne Adamik
    1 year ago

    Hmm...I think you've been watching me send images in email because you covered EVERY single mistake I've made! :-)
    Thanks for such wonderful videos!!!!!!!!

    Jorge
    1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for the video. When I send an email with images and PDF documents, all of the users outlook on windows receive many attach files with extensions .htm or other. Do you know how can I solve this issue?

    1 year ago

    Jorge: So you send a PDF document or an image (jpg) and your recipients get a .htm file? That's very strange. In Edit, Attachments, do you have "windows-friendly" selected?

    Hubert
    1 year ago

    Hi Gary. I notice you paste the pic into the body of your mails. You don't use 'attach file' to send images? I normally check my image(s) in 'Preview', use 'tools' 'adjust size' and then select 'custom 1920x1920' before sending as an attachment. This is a decent, useful size, isn't it? What are the pro's and con's of this compared to pasting in the body of the mail.

    1 year ago

    Hubert: You can do that. It is just a lot of steps and most people are looking for quick ways to do it.

    Dave Taenzer
    1 year ago

    Very interesting! Thanks.

    Angel
    9 months ago

    Hi Gary, can you help with why the Microsoft PowerPoint slides that have been exported as PNG or JPG, ends up blurry once I add them to Mail? I have also tried saved them as a PDF and then using Preview exported them as PNG or JPG, which creates a nice crisp file, but once added to Mail they are blurry again. I have added them as Actual Size but this makes no difference - especially when printing from Mail. Is there a work around? Hope you can help and thank you in advance.

    9 months ago

    Angel: I don't know why that would happen. If you are using Actual Size then there should be no reduction in quality at all. Is the problem only when you view/print in Mail? What if you open the images in Quick Look or Preview after they are sent?

    Angel
    9 months ago

    Hi Gary thanks for getting back to me. And yes the problem is only in mail when viewing and printing with the image in the body of the email not attached. I think it has something to do with the compatibility of mail and Microsoft because I had the same issue when I tried to add a word item the same way. Yesterday I exported the PowerPoint into Keynote, lost a lot of the settings, but after saving as an image and adding into the email it worked. No blurriness! But I haven't printed it yet.

    9 months ago

    Angel: Maybe it has to do with the resolution of the export from PowerPoint? What is the pixel width of the image from PowerPoint as opposed to from Keynote?

    Angel
    9 months ago

    Hi Gary, no I went through all of that yesterday, the PP jpg were at a high resolution 4.7mb. When I opened the PP jpg in Preview it was perfect. Once I added to Mail it goes blurry to view or print. I have just now printed the Keynote jpg and it is perfect on screen in Mail but prints out blurry! Interesting hey! Also note I am using macOS Catalina 10.15.7 with microsoft 2021. Maybe that has something to do with it! Thank you!

    Chuck
    3 months ago

    You described pasting photos in the body of the mail as being easier for the sender. I have had a huge problem trying to delete big photos embedded in mail, so I can save the text without the huge file. I find lots of people trying to resolve this, but am yet to find an answer. When people reply with fotos attached I end up with huge emails (60 mb) recently. Love your stuff. Thanks.

    3 months ago

    Chuck: If there are a lot of photos like that it is definitely better to simply create an iCloud Shared Album and share a link to it.

    Chuck
    3 months ago

    Chuck. Gary: My problem was not sending but being unable to delete photos embedded in someone else's mail. If it was simply an attachment it would be easy to download, and delete from the e-mail, so I could save the text. But when I click on the e-mail, I don't get a context menu. Thanks for your reply above.

    Chuck
    3 months ago

    Gary, I (found?) the answer to my question above on your very useful video "Tips For Using Photos In Email Messages From Your Mac" done 1/25/21 in the very last comment of that video. EXCEPT when I went to Messages/Remove Attachments, the Remove Attachments was greyed out. I was able to view the messages in Preview and several other things mentioned in your emails (using the space bar to view an imbedded image amazed me) but can't get passed the greyed menu.

    3 months ago

    Chuck: Hard to say. Could be that what you see as an attachment is actually a remote file stored on a server that you can download but it is not embedded in the message. Or it could be that your email provider simply doesn't support the ability to remove attachments from messages like that.

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