Mac Mail - Small Attachments??

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  1. pasipple macrumors 6502a

    pasipple

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    When I save a screen shot and email it...it comes out on the other end as a small image (thumbnail?). There has got to be something I'm missing in the setup or preferences...but why aren't my attachments full size?

    Note: At first I had the problem of my screenshots being saved as a png file but I changed that to a jpg with a Terminal command.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    .png files should be able to being opened on any Mac or Windows computer.

    You can also use Preview to save a .png as .jpg.

    Has the receiver of the email an attachment that is as big as the file you sent? Can the receiver click on the thumbnail to open the image?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To edit your thread title, click the Edit button on your first post, then Go Advanced.
    Even if you're sending compatible formats, how images and attachments appear to the recipient is completely dependent on the recipient's mail client and settings. You have little or no control over that.
     
  4. pasipple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've sent them to a friend and to myself and there small images? When I view the image I saved to the desktop it opens fine?
     
  5. pasipple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No...when you click on the attachment the images are small...like a thumbnail.

    I've see if I can post a screenie...
     
  6. pasipple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I get this when I click on the attachment....

    [​IMG]
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In Mail, click Help, type "pictures", and follow this link:
    Picture 3.jpg
     
  8. pasipple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks...Mail Help states:

    Adjust the image size using the pop-up menu in the lower right of the window.

    Where is the pop-up window to adjust image size? I have been selecting the image via the attachment button then I select my file. It is then pasted in the body of the text...but I don't understand where you adjust the image size?? Damn...
     
  9. pasipple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    God...I finally found the Image size popup. Once you select the image...the pop-up is way down in the lower right on the email...

    That's just a stupid way to do this!

    But thanks for the help!
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    1. In Mail, click New Message
    2. Drag a picture from your Desktop or a Finder window and drop the picture in the body of your email.
    3. Click the button in the lower right corner to adjust the size:
    Picture 1.jpg
     
  12. pasipple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you...the arrow helps. I've had the mac for about 6 months now and I just now getting around to doing an image attachment. I just don't understand why the button is way down there...or why the default setting should be at "small".
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I think it remembers the last setting you used. Mine always comes up Actual Size by default.
     
  14. pasipple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've never used this button so "small" seems to be rthe setting by default. Crazy! I've spent two hours today trying to figure out why it was doing this?

    Anyway...glad I got some help...and now I know! Time for a cold one!!!

    Thanks...
     

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