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Emailing pictures from Desktop. How to?

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    Emailing pictures from Desktop. How to?


    Disregard the Photos & SkyDrive apps, (Picture files). I select Pictures in File Explorer on the Desktop. I select a photo, right click it & choose: 'Send to'>'Mail recipient', an 'Attach files' dialog box opens, I choose the picture size I want & click 'Attach', another box opens captioned 'Email Client selection', I select 'Use System Default'>OK. Mail opens up. The heading of the email folder reads: Emailing: (Caption/Title of the photo) in blue colouring. No copy of picture selected. I send it to myself. It comes back in the 'Inbox' with the same sentence in blue, (but still no picture). I try to click on the blue caption. Nothing. I highlight it, it only gives me the privilege of Copying the caption. What am I doing wrong. How do I send a photo from Pictures in the File Explorer? Appreciate any advice. Thanks.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Appreciate any advice

    Maybe instead of default choose gmail or some other email.

    I use Gmail for attachments.
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    Hi medab, What's the difference with Gmail? Would I be able to send more that one photo per email? That's all I can send by Win8 Mail Outlook. What is the Mb limit on Gmail? P.S. I just went online to Gmail & it states that I can attach up to 10Gb per email, (if I understand it correctly). That sounds like an awful lot!!
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by robinpe View Post
    Hi medab, What's the difference with Gmail? Would I be able to send more that one photo per email? That's all I can send by Win8 Mail Outlook. What is the Mb limit on Gmail? P.S. I just went online to Gmail & it states that I can attach up to 10Gb per email, (if I understand it correctly). That sounds like an awful lot!!
    You used to be able to attach 25 Megabytes of stuff.
    Pictures,files, etc.
    Depending on the size of pictures you could attach a lot.

    They might have upped the limit by now.
    Haven't had time to look it up.
    Having plumbing problems.

    EDIT--
    Yep.I looked it up.
    10 GBs at one time.
    For Google drive,paid version.

    See here--

    Overview of Google Drive - Google Drive Help

    See picture-

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by David Bailey; 29 May 2013 at 05:22.
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