How to send a photograph attached to an e-mail

It's easy to send a photography to us or to anybody else, using the software that you normally use to send email.

However, you can't attach a photo file or any other kind of file unless you know exactly where it's located on your computer. Most pictures will be located within the overall folder "My Pictures" which is within the folder "My Documents"

  1. Compose a message in your email software, such as America Online or Outlook Express
  2. Find the button for attachments on your email software. It may look like a paper clip and it will probably say "attach files".
  3. Click on that button. An explorer window will open.
  4. Navigate to the folder where the file you want to send is located. For example, mypictures/2007Jan/0123.jpg
  5. Click on the name of the picture or other file.
  6. If you want to send more than one file, hold down the "control" key and click on the additional file names.
  7. The display of the email message you're sending will have change. It will now say something like "attachments (1) 0123.jpg"
  8. The message will probably also tell you the size of the file(s) you have attached - "140KB" for example.
  9. Press "send"
  10. Email with attachments takes longer to upload than plain text. If  your photos are large, it may take a minute or more.

It is much easier to order photos on line using our specialized software, which you can download for free. Here's how

If you can't use our software, you can email photos to chris@chriscamera.com but be sure to tell us exactly what you want done.