How to send your pictures as an e-mail attachment.

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1. How to copy pictures to your computer:
If you have a digital camera, there are two ways to copy your pictures - you can connect your camera to the computer, using the USB cable provided, or you can remove the SIM card from your camera and insert it into the slot on your computer.
Using the USB cable.
Your camera should have been supplied with a USB cable to connect to your computer. Plug the small connector into your camera and the large (standard USB) connector into your computer. Turn on the camera.
If you have already loaded the camera software (supplied with the camera) on your computer, it will automatically recognise the presence of the camera and will display your pictures. If it does not, you will need to click on the 'My Computer' icon to display the available options. The camera folder will be shown in this list. Click to open it.
When your pictures are displayed, select those that you wish to copy and either copy these into an existing folder on your computer (e.g. My Pictures), or simply drag and drop them onto your desktop.
Using the SIM card.
Note that older computers may not have a slot for reading your SIM card.
Open the flap on your camera and carefully remove the SIM card. You can also use other SIM cards that you have previously removed and which contain your stored pictures. Plug this into the slot on your computer (ensuring that it is the right way up). Your computer should immediately recognise the presence of your SIM card and your pictures will be displayed.
Select and copy the required pictures, as described above.
From a CD-rom.
If your pictures are stored on a CD-rom, insert the CD-rom into your computer. If the pictures are not displayed automatically, click on 'My Computer' and select your CD drive. Double click to browse and the select your required picture(s) as described above.

2. Your E-mail Manager:
It is assumed that you will have an e-mail manager, such as Outlook Express. However, even if you use an 'on-line' e-mail service such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo, the same procedures will apply, although your screen layout may be different.
Log on to your e-mail service and proceed exactly as if you were sending an ordinary (text) e-mail.
Enter the recipient address, in this case and a subject title (e.g. Photos for Probus Web Site).
You do not need to write anything in the message area, although a brief explanation and description of your pictures would be helpful.

3. To send pictures:

Your pictures must be in .jpg format - this is the default for most pictures, but if not, you will need to convert them. . As the majority of Internet users now have a high-speed 'broadband' connection, file size is not a normally a problem, although files larger than about 500kB (0.5MB) should be avoided. You can check the size of your picture by pausing your mouse pointer on the picture - an information box will be displayed giving the file size. Most modern cameras can produce huge file sizes; if so read on for a way of reducing the size under paragraph 4

Sending your pictures as an “attachment”.

To do this, select ‘File Attachment’ from the Insert menu. This is also the method you would use to attach a text document or any other file you might want to send.
Search for the required file(s) in My Pictures or whereever you put them
The files will be listed in the top menu bar as an attachment

4. Alternative method with re-sizing

Locate your pictures, and select all those you want to send by highlighting them. RIGHT click on your mouse and you will see a new menu. Using the left button select SENDTO and then EMAIL RECIPIENT. ie You want to send the pictures to some-one by email. The programme will then ask if you want your pictures resized for sending and you should say OK and select Large from the options offered to you- I know this sounds counter-intuitive but it is correct. Outlook Express then opens allowing you to enter the email address

5, Windows Live Mail is used in Windows 7 and 8. There is a menu option on the main menu bar which allows you to send pictures using a similar method to that above.

6. Apple and iPad users- You are are on your own! But Apple makes everything easy doesn't it?

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