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Sending photos using Win 7
January 28, 2011
10:42 am

Before Win 7 I could send reduced size photos I'd taken using Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.  Now that I've updated my laptop to Win 7 I can no longer send emails directley from PSE 6.  I do have PSE 9 at home and will update my laptop when I return home in late March. 


So I attended a Roadtrek rally in Indio, CA a couple of weeks ago.  I was able to post my rally pictures to Kodak Gallery but I have been able to send individual photos to friends.  My jpegs are quite large so I need to reduce them for email.  I tried using Windows Live and the photos were uploaded to a Windows Live site and the email recipient had to download them from the web site. 

I used to be able to right click on a photo and it was reduced in size and added as an attachement to an email in Windows Outlook or Windows Mail when I used Vista.  But not with Win 7.


Any ideas on a fast way to reduce and send photos with Win 7.  Can you do this within Picasa?  I couldn't seem to do it within Kodak Gallery.


We're headed to two more Roadtrek rallys, one in Orlando next week, and Charleston in March and I'd like to get this worked out.





Los Gatos, CA

currently in Tampa

January 29, 2011
3:18 am
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Hi Barbara,

I just checked, and I am able to use Windows 7 Explorer, Right-Click on a picture and choose 'Send To'  'Mail Recipient' and it offers several sizes to reduce the picture.   So, yes, this functionality is in Windows 7 just fine.  What isn't in Windows 7 by default is a mail program.

Have you installed Windows Live Mail?  or do you have Outlook? 

Before Windows 7, Outlook Express came with it – not anymore. 

Yes, Picasa can take care of resizing when you use the Email button in Picasa.  See the Picasa Learning Series video #41.

January 29, 2011
9:01 am

Thanks.  I first tried sending the email with Windows Live, but it directed the receipent to the web to downloaded the emails.  And they said they couldn't download the emails.  So then I followed your instructions and sent with Google email through Picassa.  And that worked.  So now I may use Picasa for my laptop for travel photos.

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