How do I send multiple pictures in email ?


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I dont know, this might be stupid
Ok so I have a bunch of pictures on my computer that I need to email to someone. Is there anyway I can send them all at once instead of one picture at a time I have them all saves in one file but from what I can tell I have to send them one picture at a time. Any help?

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Re: How do I send multiple pictures using a zip file
I accidently clicked LEFT instead of RIGHT on my folder & my folder disappeared. I can't find it...please tell me where I can find them.
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures using a zip file

JUST left clicking would not make anything disappear. You have probably either deleted it or moved it. Check in your recycle bin. if it's not there, do a full search and it should turn up.

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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
So whats the answer?
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send multiple pictures in email

by reading through the comments you can see that the only real answer is: it depends
It depends on the operating system you are using, and the mail-client.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
i can send one picture and a messege but how to sen six pictures of my choise with my e mail messege?i have no album
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
See the LOOOONG post about using a compression utility to create a .zip file. Nutshell: Use reasonably sized images (.jpg @ ~150KB each), put images in a descriptively-named folder, right-click and choose Send-To>Compressed Folder. This creates a zipped file which contains your photos and this is what you attach to your email.
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
I'm desperate to send this order off or I'll loose all the money I have invested and my. Job!!! I have around 20 j pegs that need to be sent as an order request so I have to put th 20 pics of garments and prices etc and then email out to clients , I have an I pad , an acer pc on windows 7 ... Please please help I'm a single person at the start of my business and I'm ripping my hair out !!!
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

20 pictures in one email?  Be aware of the total size of this email and get it as small as possible or you might have some frustrated clients.  Images right off the camera often have a large file size.  Before emailing images, you need to determine if your recipients really need the images at full resolution or would a smaller sized image (dimension and file-size) will suffice.

Sending multiple images in a single email is tricky and there are a few ways to do it.  One way is to compress them down to about 100KB each, put them into a descriptively named folder, then zip (compress) the folder.  This will create a zipped file that will weigh in between 2 and 3MB which is an acceptable attachment file-size these days.  Next, attach the zip file to an email.  In my opinion, this is the most professional way to send multiple images.

All you need is your camera and a PC.  Skills needed will be knowing how to copy/paste files, renaming files/folders, resizing/compressing/resaving images using an image editor, creating folders, Windows navigation, zipping files/folders, and creating emails with attachments.

My favorite basic image editor/viewer is Irfanview.  It's easy to understand and it's free.  Until you get this image thing down, always work with copies of images and not originals.  Open the image up with Irfanview, hit File>Save As.  Choose jpg as the file type and move the compression slider to about 70%.  Give the picture a descriptive name and click Save.  Hopefully you have Windows navigation down because you will need to determine where to save the "new" compressed image, then go to the saved image and check its properties to see if you got it down to 100-150KB in file-size.

Create a new folder, name it, put the "new" compressed images into the folder, right-click on the folder, select "Send To", from the pop-out select "Compressed (zipped) Folder".  This newly created file will be automatically placed in teh same directory as the original folder -it looks like a folder with zipper on it.  Think of it as a container.  This is what you attach to the email.  Before you attach and send it, right-click on it and check the Properties for the file size.  Again, 2-3 MB is an acceptable size these days for an attachment.

There's more to basic image editing than that.  If you want to make the images dimensionally smaller than the super-duper-extra-large-mega-pixel size that the originals probably are (if they came from a camera), use Ifranview to change the dimensions.  Open each image with Irfanview.  At the top, click Image>Resize/Resample, and choose something usable like 1024x768 or 800x600.  Decreasing the image dimensions will make it easy to get our 100KB goal, so if you are going to to both, decrease the dimensions first then compress to 70-75%.

Remember to use jpg as the "Save As" file type since jpg is a universal image file type.

That was the Reader's Digest version of Imaging and Emailing 101.  Good luck!

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

Create a folder on your desktop with all the pictures you want. Highlight the pictures you want to email and the folder box will automatically present "email the selected items". Click on that. Then click "Make all my pictures smaller". It will then bring up your email which you can address and send.

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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
Ok, just how do you go about "placing a folder on your desk top"
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

Right click on your desktop
On the menu that pops up select NEW then Folder
There are other ways, this is one of the quickest.

Anonymous. (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
It doesn't work like that for me, it only does ONE at a time. But I need my pictures sent to someone, because they are very important files.
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

How you can do this depends on the brand and version of OS you are using and the particular email
Client and provider you are using.
In general you can drag n drop multiple pictures into an email, but, depending on OS and mail version you are using, maybe not... If you post the details of what you are using we may be able to help better..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
I did the instructions above, but now there doesn't seem to be any send button to send the email. i've just got this big attachment email but I can't send it. How do you send it?
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

What version of Windows are you using (or, are you using a Mac?), and what email provider (gmail, yahoo, Hotmail, etc) and program are you using for email (Outlook Express, Outlook, Thunderbird, 'webmail', etc) ?

AriT (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
Well, I have a mac and Aol email so... How do I do it ? Thanks!
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
AriT wrote:

Well, I have and Aol email..

Well there's your trouble right there! Sorry, no clue.. Hopefully an AOL expert can help.

Freya (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
Oh sorry didn't know you reply so fast I've been loading up to my iPad as my macs down and I have access to a pc on windows 7, but I'm terrified as I'm sending fashion samples pics for fashion stores and as far as I'm aware no one in the uk in the arts use pc so I'm worried the files won't show up if I send from a pc.. .?
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

every picture i've ever sent from my Mac, iPad or iPhone was viewable without issue on Windows, and visa-versa..

Freya (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
Your excellent !! I just got this iPad 2days ago ,I've held on to my g4 book for too long., I'm in the middle of installing snow leopard and have yet to back up my music ( too much to thinknabout ,), so I'm a bit unfamiliar, I have edited most of the raw file from my nikkon in photo apps suites they are clear and crisp on my iPad , I've just been shooting them over to my iPad through photo transfer where would I do this in my iPad ( please excuse sad mind )!
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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

I'm sorry - but i dont understand the question.
Please create a new thread with more detail of what the problem/question is. To create the new post, just click here: Post a new question .

Andrew (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

Thanks so much for the tip---(pretty obvious) but I hadn't figured it out (was OK with the single ones and did multiples in a clumsy compromise). Cheers very much

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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

I followed your advise and it worked. Thanks!

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Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

cloud3star wrote:

I dont know, this might be stupid Ok so I have a bunch of pictures on my computer that I need to email to someone. Is there anyway I can send them all at once instead of one picture at a time I have them all saves in one file but from what I can tell I have to send them one picture at a time. Any help?

If you have a bunch of pictures in a folder and want to email them, look at the sizes (KB) before you hit send.  When dealing with images for the web and email remember these 2 words:  RESIZE and OPTIMIZE.

That is, unless you are really wanting to send someone a bunch of pictures sized 2592 x 1944 pixels weighing in at 2.5 MB each.  Several images that big can bring things to a halt.

A couple of years ago, a girl in the front office brought in her digital camera and uploaded about 20 images into her PC and mass emailed them to almost everyone in the office.  Not only did she lock up all our local computers (Lotus Notes) but she also locked up a main server in the home office in Memphis.  Imagine - she locked up a main email server of a Fortune 100 company on a Monday morning with her full-size wedding pictures!  Laughing out loud

I always resize and compress (in that order) images before I email them.  Here's a handy and free utility to do both at once: http://www.rw-designer.com/picture-resize  It's simple drag and drop operation.  Read the instructions on the web page.  You can check the finished size (KB) of your pictures by right-clicking and choosing properties.

Always work with copies on images - save your originals.  Once you get your pictures resized and optimized, you can put them into a seperate folder.  Right-click on that folder and choose a "Compress and Email " option.  WinZip or WinRar are two popular compressing/zipping utilities and they will have similar choices in their right-click menus.

jacksprat (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

I did the "new folder bit" and it worked.
1. right click on clear area of desk top
2.left click "new"
3left click on "folder"
4.right click on picture
5,left click on "copy"
6. go back to little picture of the folder on desk top
7.right click o "paste"
8 type e-mail
9click on attachments, get brouse
10.go back to folder on desk top
11click on "folder"
12 click on "open"
13 is now in attachments.
14 Voila!!
15. oh yeah, clck on "ok"
16 click "send"
only problem is, now how do you get the
new folder" off the desk top?

jacksprat

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?

If your email was sent successfully along with the attachment, you can either keep or delete the folder.  First check with your recipient to be sure the attachment was received.

If you no longer need the folder, you can delete it.  To delete a folder or file, right-click on the icon and choose Delete.  And be sure to stay away from the fat.

jacksprat (not verified)
Re: How do I send multiple pictures in email ?
Anonymous Visitor wrote:

If your email was sent successfully along with the attachment, you can either keep or delete the folder.  First check with your recipient to be sure the attachment was received.

If you no longer need the folder, you can delete it.  To delete a folder or file, right-click on the icon and choose Delete.  And be sure to stay away from the fat.

Man, can't tell you what a difference your instructions made. I can now do it Many, many, many thanks jacksprat
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Re: I dont know, this might be stupid

highlight the pics---right click----compress and email

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots. "

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