Automatically reduce the size of pictures included with an e-mail message
Note Your original picture will not be modified. Only the copy of the picture being sent will be reduced in size.
- Create a new e-mail message in Outlook.
- On the Insert tab, in the Include group, click Attach File.
Tip You can also drag and drop a picture from Windows Explorer. The picture file will be attached to the e-mail message.
- On the Insert tab, click the Include Dialog Box Launcher .
- In the Attachment Options pane, under Picture options, in the Select picture size drop-down list, click the size of the picture you want to include.
Note If you embed the picture in the body of the message by using the Picture command in the Illustrations group, the automatic picture resize feature is not available.
- When you are finished composing your e-mail message, click Send.
In Windows Explorer
- Open Windows Explorer by clicking Start, and then double-clicking Computer.
Note Double-click My Computer in Windows XP.
Keyboard shortcut To open Windows Explorer, press Windows logo key+E.
- Navigate to the folder that contains the pictures you want to send.
- Select a picture. To select multiple files, press and hold CTRL as you click each file.
- Right-click a selected file, point to Send To, and then click Mail Recipient.
The Send Pictures via E-mail dialog box appears.
- Click Make all my pictures smaller, and then click OK.
Note To specify the exact size to make the picture, click Show more options, and then click the size you want.
A new Outlook message window appears with the attached picture.
- Enter the recipient information in the To, Cc, and Bcc boxes.
- If you want, change the subject information in the Subject box.
- If you want, change or enter any information you want to include in the message body.
- Click Send.