Useful Tiger Mail Tip: resizing image attachments on the fly

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by elbert, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. elbert

    elbert Active Member

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    We've always known that the easiest way to resize images for attaching to an e-mail message is to use iPhoto's standard email fuinction.

    Well, did you know that there's another, simpler way?

    Just drag any image (or set of images), in original state, into the Mail icon in the Dock (directly from a folder, CD or even iPhoto). A New Message window will appear, with the attached images in the body.

    On the bottom right part of that New Message window, there's a little pull-down list with four resolution settings: small, medium, large and actual size.

    Simply select any of the presets (320x240, 640x480 or 1280x960) and all attached images will resize automatically. The Message Size indicator on the left bottom part updates instantaneously.

    Cool, huh?



    *image attachments in sample e-mail courtesy of Vic Icasas

    [Edited on 6-14-2005 by elbertc]
     
  2. francismir

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    Cool! Never knew that this was there! Ayos!
     
  3. CooLes

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    Hey, that's great, thanks for the tip Elbert. Now emailing attachments will be so much easier.
     
  4. Carlo

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    You learn something new the longer you use Tiger.
    Thanks for the tip.
     
  5. ivebeenmugged

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    ahh.. but this is just for the tiger, i guess.. gotta get a hold of that tiger.. hehe
     
  6. docnap

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    Thanks Elbert. I used to drag my photos into PhotoShop CS, resize it, save it to the desktop, then attach it to my mail. Talking of a much easier way indeed.

    docnap
     
  7. hubes

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    I did the exact same procedure before then I started using ImageWell and I though that was easy. Thanks for the tip Elbert!
     
  8. dominiquejames

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    I just tried this tip, and yes, it works! Now, this may be asking for too much: Is there a way to change the orientation of the image as well--from horizontal to vertical?
     
  9. neuraxial

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    Hi I need to resize the pics so I may post them in the philmug forum. I've already done the resizing thri the Mail apllication and saved the images to my desktop. How come the upload won't accept them when they're already within the acceptable size range?

    Bump please
     

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