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How do I send a large group of photos via email?

by guesswhoquestionmark / January 27, 2010 4:53 PM PST

I want to send like 100 photos to friends and family overseas and don't want to send a few each email.

Is there a way to send one email with a lump of pics, instead of like 20 emails?

Thanks in advance,
Guess Who

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Re: sending large group of photo's.
by Kees Bakker / January 27, 2010 5:04 PM PST

Depends. You can attach as many files to mail as you wish. Nothing in principle that wouldn't let you attach 100 pics.

But email providers (both yours and that of the senders) pose a maximum to the size of a mail. It's better to not make a mail bigger than 5 MB to be on the safe side.

So to include 100 pics downgrade or downsize each one to a filesize of 50 KB.

The alternative would be to use some file-sharing services (like Windows Live Spaces or Google docs). You put your files into such a sharing site, give access to your friends and families and them download what they want.

Or burn them to CD and use snail-mail.


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Thanks, but...
by guesswhoquestionmark / January 27, 2010 5:17 PM PST

My dad had asked someone and they told he you can send videos as well. This is his instructions

Import To DVD to the computer as a file

Then right click on file and send as email

Try this on yahoo.

I can't. How do people send videos as well?

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(NT) They don't.
by Kees Bakker / January 28, 2010 3:05 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks, but...
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Try Picasa from Google
by PC-I / January 29, 2010 9:07 AM PST
In reply to: They don't.

Recommend that you use Picasa to create a web album. You can store photos as well as video. Then it is quite simple to "share" the album be emailing a link to friends and family! Try it, you'll like it.

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Try FastStone Image Viewer
by nscave / January 29, 2010 10:35 AM PST

Try FastStone Viewer, its free and does most other things regarding pictures. In regards to email, you can email one or a group just by clicking on the thumbnail. You can resize them all at once to a reasonable size if you like, and it offers to zip them. When ready it opens up your regular email program with them already attached. Its fast and efficient. is not connected with this program in any way. It is one we have used constantly for some time with great success.

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Zip it up
by msgale / January 29, 2010 10:52 AM PST

Put the individual files in a zip file, and then attach the zip file to your e-mail. The zipping processes is easy to use and will compress the files at the same time.

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Reply: How do I send a large group of photos via email
by Clodoveo / January 29, 2010 10:51 AM PST
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If it's a jpg file
by louietyj / January 29, 2010 11:23 AM PST

It's already compressed using .zip algorithm, so you can't re-zip them. 100 photos is obviously too much - you have to either split them up into groups that your email provider will accept, or upload the entire bulk of photos to a mirror provider (I like If you're going to upload, I would advice you to zip all the files into a zip file (even if it's jpg and does not save any space) for convenience.

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by msgale / January 29, 2010 12:24 PM PST
In reply to: If it's a jpg file

ZIP will compress JPEG files. I have just tested it. Compression is about ten percent. JPEG compression is not the same as ZIP compression, ZIP compression is lossless, JPEG is loosy, two distinctly differ methods. My prior ISP, Verizon, allowed a maximum of 10 MByte email attachments, so 100 photos was in the realm of possibilities.

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10 MB...
by ust1268 / January 29, 2010 12:44 PM PST
In reply to: JPGs!

is the limit on comcast also

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Comcast limit
by msgale / January 29, 2010 3:20 PM PST
In reply to: 10 MB...

I have searched their site, but have been unable to find their limits

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yousendit is good
by tattooman1264 / January 29, 2010 12:10 PM PST

try yousendit,it's free up to 100MB

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Send it
by paulvive / January 29, 2010 9:07 PM PST

There's a web site "Send it" where you can send large files.

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It is much more polite to
by bowacl / January 29, 2010 11:14 PM PST

Upload these pictures to a free online service, using MS Photo Gallery, Google's Picasa, PhotoBucket, sometime even your internet service provider has space and there are more, in all the ones I use the pictures will be sized down to a correct size for posting and viewing or you can choose and then send the link to share this with the people you want to view them, the service will provide you with a way to do this.

This way they have the choice of viewing the pictures and downloading them or not - rather then give them a huge file on their inbox to deal with.

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Not just polite
by richteral / January 31, 2010 4:22 AM PST

but also reasonable and practical. Sending that sort of package by email would border on the idiotic unless there were very special reasons (say, original image quality and nothing but). Which I guess is not the case in this instance.

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Picasa Web
by billcoh / January 30, 2010 8:17 AM PST

Picasa web( free from Google) is a natural- Put the pictures into Picasa and then follow their instructions. The nice thing about this is that the pictures will be sent by internet instead of email. There is no maximum and the pictures can be sent at full resolution. The recipients can then place them into Picasa or any other photo program as they wish.

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(NT) Use Snapfish
by andyr1385 / February 1, 2010 1:43 AM PST

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