Even with today’s online photo hosting services most people still prefer to send photos by email. If you owning a recent digital camera most probably each of your JPEG photos will take between 2 to 5 MB. It’s easy to see that only a couple of these hi-resolution photos may be big enough to flood and block recipient’s mailbox.
This post will assume that you are using Windows XP with a local email client (Outlook Express).
How to not send photos
Actually the above method is OK only if you want to send your friends the original hi-resolution version of the photos, or if you are sending already resized photos.
How to easily email hi-resolution photos
Highlight the photos you want to send in Windows Explorer
Select Send To -> Mail Recipient and choose to resize photos
Your friends will not get the original version of the photos, but a scaled down version. This is OK in most situations. If one wants to print photos then you can always send the hi-resolution version at a later time.