Forum Question: How Do I Reduce JPG Attachment Sizes When Saving/archiving Email On My Mac?

I save most of my received emails into designated folders. Most often when receiving a photo from someone I either view and then remove the attachment before saving or I add the photo to my own “Photos” and then remove the attachment while saving the email proper. Often, though, there are photos I would like to keep with the email if I could reduce their size (like we can when sending a photo in Mail). Is there a way to do this?

Comments: 4 Responses to “How Do I Reduce JPG Attachment Sizes When Saving/archiving Email On My Mac?”

    6/13/16 @ 7:38 am

    No, there’s really no way to do this. You can’t alter the size of the jpg that is attached to an email. I suppose you could forward the email to yourself and attach a smaller version of the image, but then that forwarded email will look different — it will come from you and the time changes and such. I just remove the photos sometimes like you mention you do. Or, I leave them since Gmail gives you a huge amount of space and photos really don’t use that much.

    6/13/16 @ 7:42 am

    Thanks for the rapid answer, Gary.

    David hold
    6/13/16 @ 10:05 am

    Open pic with preview on menu bar click tools – adjust size u can specify % or length x width

    6/13/16 @ 10:20 am

    David: that doesn’t help Ron, unfortunately, as what he wants to do is to change the compression of an attached image while it remains attached on the email server.

Comments Closed.