Quick Tip: Resize Photos Directly in Mail app

Feb 10, 2007 - 1 Comment

Here’s a quick and super simple tip that I wish I knew about many years and countless emails ago. You can resize images directly in Mail.app, Apple’s mail client! No more opening up Photoshop to resize and compress images before sending them off, do it right as you compose an email. Am I the only one that didn’t know about this? This great tip actually comes directly from the makers of our favorite computers and software, Apple. Here it is posted verbatim for you all to utilize:

“Have you ever noticed how freaked out relatives get when you email them high-res photos from your six- or eight-meg digital camera? For example, your grandmother in Minnesota may not have Photoshop CS2, and so dealing with that 26MB, 41-inch-wide photo you shot with your eight-meg camera might put a strain on her system. That’s why you might want to reduce the size of those photos you’re about to email. You don’t even have to launch Photoshop — because you can do the resizing right within Mail.

After you attach a photo to your email message (you can just drag-and-drop the image into the New Message window), take a look in the bottom-right corner of your email message window, and you’ll see a pop-up menu where you can choose the Image Size you’d like to send. As soon as you choose a size (other than Actual Size), the image is immediately scaled down right within the email message window so you can see the exact size of the photo you’re sending.”

Source: Apple – Tip of the Week

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  1. Uno says:

    Check out Tim Gaden’s piece on this tip. To quote him: «Mail sucks at resizing images.»

    Read the why’s and the how’s here:

    http://www.hawkwings.net/2007/02/02/on-emailing-photos-with-mailapp/

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