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Emailing Images

How to put pictures in e-mail:
Step #1: Pictures can be too large or too small to email. A photo is huge at 10 meg*  but is fine at 10KB* .  There is no "right"  size. Many monitors display at images at 72 dpi. A five inch image would be about 360 pixels wide at 72 DPI.
Adjust the size of your image using your image software. By using your imaging software. NMT (our web) uses 460 pixels--or smaller, for all photos.
Open the picture in your software program and resize it using the image or edit menu, or look for something called  "resample". Check the box to maintain image proportions and resize in pixels, not percent. save your new image under a different name  such as john1.jpg, john2.jpg, etc. NMT uses only jpg and gif image files.


Step #2:  Insert your picture using Outlook Express or Netscape 
Open a new message and select Rich Text Format. Click the Insert menu, then Picture.
Find the picture (on your hard drive) using the Browse screen .
Click OK. 
You can select options too. Like Alternate ( NMT does not need that). or,
From Layout you can select Alignment that lets you set your text wrapping. --not really necessary either. or,
Select Border Thickness to make a border around your photo. NMT does not recommend. or,
Using Spacing you can add text around the photo. NMT does not recommend that. Just send the image with the name of the image in the Subject line.


For Netscape 7.0 users: Open a new message by clicking Compose, click in the message area, then from the Insert menu, click Image.
Netscape 7.0 has several tabs so you can make changes to the image.
Select Location to find the image on your hard drive. Alternate text is also available, NMT does not require that.
Select Dimensions to change the width and height if you wish. Not needed by NMT, use your software to resize. But do check the Constrain box to keep the image proportional.
You have other options in Netscape but they are not needed by NMT to use your photo. That's it!

A photo can be zipped, just create a zipped folder in Windows XP. Create a compressed folder. Right click an empty area on your desktop and choose New, then Compressed. A new folder appears on the desktop. 
To add images, drag and drop and XP zips them automatically. To drag, click the item you want to move to the zip folder with the left mouse button and move it. Release the mouse button and the image will 'drop' into the folder.
Keep the file name under 8 characters with '.zip' as the file extension. The person receiving a zip file can use WinZip or other programs to extract the file from zip. 

Do you have a photo tip you'd like to share? Send it to me and I'll try to get it online.


*A unit of approximately one million bytes (1,024 KB) = meg; a measure of file size. A byte is a unit of data made up of a series of eight bits. Bit is short for Binary Digit. It's the smallest unit of information on a machine. It is either a 1 or a 0.  8 bits = 1 byte, 1,000,000 bytes = 1KB, 1,024 KB = 1 MEG