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Attached photos are LARGE

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Attached photos are LARGE

A couple friends have attached photos to their emails to me and the photos are so large I can't even see the whole photo without scrolling up/down/side to side.

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Re: Attached photos are LARGE


@suzafone wrote:

A couple friends have attached photos to their emails to me and the photos are so large I can't even see the whole photo without scrolling up/down/side to side.


That is a problem on their end; the photo size is extremely large in MB's.  They should resize the photo before sending it.  You can always save the photo the then view it in a photo programs.


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Re: Attached photos are LARGE

I thought when I received the large photos from one person that it might be on their end, but when I got the large photos from another person, that got me wondering!

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@suzafone wrote:

I thought when I received the large photos from one person that it might be on their end, but when I got the large photos from another person, that got me wondering!


If you're getting photos that were taken by a phone, those tend to be large in format.  My Android phone takes photos that are 4160x3120 [just an example] and is in excess of 4 MB.  I have my digital camera set for a large format and I typically take photos that are 3872x2592 and are almost 5 MB.  Before sending to anyone I reduce the size to an ~800x600 which gives a file size of just over 1 MB and isn't so large for someone to see them.

 

So, it really does depend on the settings of the device they've used to take the photo, and nothing on your end.


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Re: Attached photos are LARGE

My husband received the same email (he uses Outlook) with pictures and they were not large like mine, so I guess I'm the problem, not the sender.

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Re: Attached photos are LARGE

The sender controls the size of the picture sent.  The receiving system controls the size at which they are viewed.  For example, I use Thunderbird.  When I click on an attachment, it runs the default photo viewer which starts up with the image sized to fit the screen. And then I can zoom in or out from there.  It's likely that you can zoom in or out with whatever you're using too.

 

Back in the 80s and 90s, it was generally considered bad form to send huge images in an email, but most people connected to their ISPs at a few thousand bits per second.  These days a lot of people don't really know enough about computers to resize images and/or they don't care since Internet connections are now thousands of times faster.

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Re: Attached photos are LARGE

Thanks...I'll just zoom out for the time being.