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juhanson 01-12-2012 01:19 AM

Attaching image files to Mail
 
How can I attach an image file to an email so the size of the file is not reduced or compressed? Can you attach an image file so you don't see the image in the email just the attached file - as with a .doc or .pdf?

Mini_mi 01-12-2012 02:50 AM

What program are you using for email?

mrplow 01-12-2012 02:50 AM

You don't say which email client you're using so giving you help on how to prevent the client compressing your image isn't possible at this point.

However, if you don't want the image to display, or the image itself compressed you best bet is to embed it in another file. The most obvious solution is to ZIP the image. The overall file size may or may not be reduced (depending on the image format) but the quality of the image will not be diminished and the person on the receiving end, once they've unZIPped the file, will get the identical image file that you have sent. As a bonus to ZIPping the file you won't get an image preview.

chas_m 01-12-2012 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by juhanson (Post 1354020)
How can I attach an image file to an email so the size of the file is not reduced or compressed? Can you attach an image file so you don't see the image in the email just the attached file - as with a .doc or .pdf?

I'm going to assume you are using Mail (aka Mac Mail).

The file size of images is not reduced or compressed in any way using normal attachment procedures, so your first question is a non-concern.

The answer to your second question is "yes." Just right-click (or control-click) on the embedded image and choose "View as Icon" from the contextual menu.

Demapples 01-12-2012 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by chas_m (Post 1354060)
Just right-click (or control-click) on the embedded image and choose "View as Icon" from the contextual menu.

Does that work for anybody receiving my Mac email on any Windows client too?


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