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Cyber Solutions: Size Matters
8/1/2006
How do I resize a photo so I can e-mail it?

Q. How do I resize a photo so I can e-mail it?

A. Good news: You don't necessarily need fancy photo-editing software to resize and edit your photos. In Windows XP, simply click My Computer, then go to the folder where you saved your photo. Click on the picture so it's highlighted, then hit E-mail This File in the Tasks panel on the left. A box will pop up asking if you want to resize the photo for e-mail. Choose the Make All My Pictures Smaller option and — bingo! — Windows XP automatically resizes a copy of the photo and attaches it to your e-mail message. This decreased the size of my image from a gigantic 2.13MB file to a mere 37KB.

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