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Old 05-08-2010, 06:57 AM
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I have a free hotmail account and when I go to attach my photos to the email I can only get about 3 pictures I can not exceed 10.0MB. Am I restricted because this is a free email account and I have to pay to be able to send more MB? Would it make a difference if I sent them a thumbnails....what ever that means just heard someone say that?
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:15 AM
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Thumbnails are just that - miniture versions of your photos - they will only see the miniture versions.
What you need to do is use the software that came with your camera to resize. Those multi-megapixel photos are great when cropping and retaining detail, or printing out large quality photos on photo paper (8X11 to poster size). But for general viewing you can reduce to 640X480 and they will still get a nice size quality photo to view.
So use your software to resize to 640X480, save each resized photo to a different name (say P12345 to P12345R) and then send the resized pics. You will find the file sizes are now in the 200-400 KB range.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:20 AM
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Most e-mail systems have a limit on how much data you can transmit. At my company we send massive amounts of data back and forth. Our system has a limit of only 5 MB...if you want to send more than that, you set up a login and do a file transfer over the internal network,use the company FTP site or use a proprietary file transfer system like "Send-It". Assuming they actually need the physical file and it is just a few photos send a dozen e-mails. If you have a really really large number just upload them to a photo hosting site and then e-mail the other person instructions on how to retrieve them.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:44 AM
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Google a free application called "Easy Thumbnails" -- it is BY FAR the best, easiest to use, and no-nonsense solution to your problem. No spyware, no scammery, just a good free application.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:19 AM
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Or use a free picture hosting service and email links to the pics. The advantage of that is the pics resolution is not (always) reduced if the person you are sending it to wants to print a pic.
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:01 PM
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zip them I belive you can zip down to 7 to 1.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:30 AM
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Thanks guys!!!!
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:36 AM
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Here you go...
http://www.fookes.com/ezthumbs/

I use it daily.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:39 AM
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Microsoft Picture Re-sizer works great too. One installed, just right-click on picture file and "resize" becomes an option.
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