Mail automatically resizes images - BAD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mr. Monsieur, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Mr. Monsieur macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    Hey folks...

    So...I'm trying to send off images to a friend and I don't want them to be resized...but Mail keeps shrinking them. I've been through the Preferences panel and poked through the Help files, but haven't found anything on this. I finally resorted to going online and sending the photos using my email provider...which was annoying, but it worked.
    Next time round...can anyone tell me how to fix this? I can't recall what it says in my sig...but I'm running Leopard...

    Thanks in advance!
  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    You need to switch the images to icon view to prevent this from happening.

    Try Mail Attachments Iconizer to do this automatically.
  4. Mr. Monsieur thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    How is it possible?

    How is it possible that this is so complicated? I love the new functionality of Mail3, but is it really that hard to keep photos the original size? Sheesh...
  5. arnski macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2007
    Try this...

    1. Quit mail

    2. Open Terminal, type:

    defaults write MaxImageSize 'large'

    3. Press Enter

    4. Open mail again and drag an image to a new message.


  6. Russell Orrell macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2010
    Another option is to look in the lower right hand corner of your mail message after you have dropped your photo in the message. There is a drop down box that allows you to select photo size. Choose actual size to send the original photo.
  7. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
    Dude, you brought back a 2 year old thread to comment on a feature that was added AFTER the thread was created. Nice.
  8. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    That's exactly what I do. Mail gives you the flexibility of changing the size easily enough...

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  9. HuRazor macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2009
    Thanks, this saved my day.

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