What if my picture is too large to send in e‑mail?

Your e‑mail message probably won't get delivered. Because most e‑mail servers impose a size limit on each message, delivery will often fail if you are trying to send either a very large picture or too many pictures at once. If you have trouble sending pictures in e‑mail, try one of the following:

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Let Windows automatically resize the picture

  1. Open Windows Photo Gallery by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Photo Gallery.

  2. Click the picture that you want to send in e‑mail.

    To e‑mail more than one picture, hold down the CTRL key while you click the other pictures you want.

  3. On the toolbar, click e‑mail.

  4. In the Attach Pictures and Files dialog box, select a picture size from the Picture size list, and then click Attach.

    Windows will automatically resize the picture and attach it to an e‑mail message.

Send fewer pictures in each e‑mail

Even if each picture is small, sending too many in a single message can cause a problem if the total file size is too high. If your recipient has trouble receiving your pictures, try sending just one or two pictures at a time.