Digital Scrapbook Memories

E-mailing Your Pictures & Layouts

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This tip works on any version of Photoshop including Elements. Similar programs will do similar things.

This tutorial will show you how to e-mail your pictures properly so that the recipient doesn’t have a GIANT picture that goes off the screen or takes forever to view.

To e-mail an individual picture or your entire layout click File (in the drop-down menus) then Save For Web. A new screen will appear. Your goal is to make the picture or layout a nice viewing size that is less than 100 KB.

After you have clicked Save for Web find the section for image size (or new size) on the right hand side. Change the longest side of your image to a number that is between 500 and 750 pixels. You can do any number of pixels this is just my recommendation.

If the number below your picture is still above 100K change the file type (on the right side) to either a small or medium. Depending on your version of Photoshop you may see two versions of your photo or layout. Look at the number that is not indicated as the original. It’s ok to e-mail higher than 100K but try to stay under 100K as a general rule in case you are e-mailing to people with slow computers and connection speeds.

Next, click Save at the top. You can name this low resolution file anything you want. I usually name it the same as my original file but add the words LowRes. For example if my original file is named Princess I would name this one PrincessLowRes so it’s easy to tell the two files apart.