2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2010 5:05 PM by Peter WP
Peter WP Level 1 Level 1
I want to e-mail some photos, each of which is about 1.2Mb. I'm aware some mail programs have limits to attachment sizes, so I'm trying to sending one photo per e-mail.

If I use the Photo Browser, I can't upload a photo in the original size, closest I get is Large, which is about 1/2 the file size.

If I use iPhoto and export the photo in its original size, it appears in the finder with the correct file size, 1.2Mb. But when I try to attach it to the e-mail, it downsizes the photo to roughly 500Kb.

So how can I attach my photos in their original size?

iMac 2.6GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • stedman1 Level 9 Level 9
    Hi Peter: Let's try this: When composing the message with a picture included check the bottom right corner of the compose window. There you should see options to set "Image Size" from there set it to Actual Size.

    Hope this helps
  • Peter WP Level 1 Level 1
    Yeah; I tried that. But when I choose Actual Size, it's the same as Large, which is about 1/3 Actual Size.

    So, I checked my iPhoto Missing Manual, which didn't have the direct answer. But, while looking through it, the manual mentioned control clicking on a photo to bring up a menu which would display the photo size.

    I did that and found no option that would help me. But AFTER I did that, I returned to Mail, attached the photo using Photo Browser and selected Actual Size, and IT WORKED! It makes no sense, but I'm not complaining.

    Thanks for your suggestion!