Allot of folks attach photos willy-nilly to e-mails without thought or consideration. That is probably because they have not been exposed to the right way to send photos by e-mail.
Digital photos to share with family and friends means you need to think of several issues? to do so with courtesy. The following considerations will make sure you don’t shut down someone’s inbox and that you show consideration for the other side’s resources.
“Show-and-tel” type photos need not ever be more than 800 pixels in width to send by e-mail. Although higher resolution cameras will take photos that are 1,080-1,280 pixels in width — or more –this is overkill for most applications.
Photos of this physical size are also very large in file size and take more time to download or upload and could fill up inboxes possibly causing any e-mail after yours to bounce. Attaching too many photos at one time can cause the same problem or even be rejected by your connectivity provider. After resizing, include only a handful or so of attachments per e-mail.
By minimizing the photos physical size to 800 pixels in width, transfers go much quicker for both sides. Any graphic program will allow you to resize a graphic to any given width. Just resize those photos you want to send by e-mail, then “file > save as” and save the reduced version with a descriptive short name.
You want to also create a folder on your hard drive to keep a backup copy of the larger versions of your photos if you need the original down the road.
And finally, always give someone a heads up before e-mailing large photo files. Best to make sure they are on the other end to download them right away and keep their inbox clear.