Technology at Central

Sending photos via email - Sep 27, 2013

CameraHave you ever tried to attach a photo to an email and discovered that it was too big to send?

To avoid this problem, you have two options:

  1. Take the photo using a lower resolution.  Somewhere in your camera is a setting where you can specify the resolution.  The lower the number that you choose, the smaller the photo will be.  In many cases, something like 640 x 480 or 1024 x 768 will do just fine.
  2. If you’ve already taken the photo, use a photo editor to resize the photo.  For quick and easy tasks like this, try a web-based service such as Picmonkey ( …. simply choose Edit photo to upload it, then choose Resize from the lefthand menu.  Change the width to, say, 1024 (keep proportions checkmarked) and click Apply.  Click Save at the top of the screen and adjust those settings if you wish.

Voila, you have a smaller photo that your email system will be happy to accept!