10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2011 7:08 PM by pyry
pyry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,
When sending attachments in Mac Mail my old MacBookPro scales down the size of attachments from for example 435 KB to 43 KB. I have some attachments I need to let go as as big as possible. Where do I adjust the attachment size?
Please advice,
pyry

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  • louie Level 4 Level 4 (2,945 points)
    On my Mails I send, on the bottom right of the message window is a pull-down menu for image size, where I can choose, "actual size, small, medium, large." I think this is only for compressible images. On the left of the window is the size. Is your situation different?
  • pyry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks louie for your response.
    On the right I can choose which signature i want to use. On the left I can choose level of urgency etc. I do not seem to find the place you are talking about.
    Wait a minute, - I did find it if I send a picture from Aperture via mail. Then it gives file size on the lower left and a chance to choose attachment size on the lower right. If I compose a regular mail with an attachment it does not give me this option.
    Could it be that this feature can be switched on somewhere, but I have not found the place for it.
    regards,
    pyry
  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,580 points)
    If I compose a regular mail with an attachment it does not give me this option.

    You only have the option if you drag the picture to the body of the email. Option does not appear for "attachments."

    Could it be that this feature can be switched on somewhere, but I have not found the place for it.

    No. That is not to say, it can be done in Terminal. Someone else will need to answer that for you.
  • pyry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks CMCSK and louie for helping me out.
    I solved the problem by downloading an app "Attachment Tamer 3.0.1" and combining that with the drag and drop approach. Not a very insightful solution, but one that works.
    regards,
    pyry
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,180 points)
    Hi p,

    Which OS are you running?

    pyry wrote:
    I solved the problem by downloading an app "Attachment Tamer 3.0.1" and combining that with the drag and drop approach.


    I'm running 10.6.6 on a 2.5GHz MBP (Original). If I'm understanding correctly, you shouldn't need that app for what you want to do.

    It doesn't matter if I drag and drop an attachment into the body of an email in Mail, or if I use the paperclip icon to attach something, if the image is "compatible," it shows up in the bottom right and left of the email window, as has already been noted. If this is the case, then all that needs to be done is select "Actual" and the attachment will be the actual size of the original (plus some overhead).

    If the image is not "compatible" for compression via the Mail app, then it is attached full/actual size, which I thought is what you want. If that's the case, there is no need to run the image through another app.

    Is your experience different?
  • pyry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi tjk,
    Technically you are absolutely right. However when I drag and drop attachments some of them remain as icons and others open up (and show the full page). If I enclose 10 attachments my mail looks a mess in my own machine. The app mentioned makes sure that all attachments remain as icons, and hence I get a better overview of what I am doing.
    This problem is independent of the drag and drop or the "adding" of an attachment technique. I just wanted to describe clearly what I am doing and maybe help some one who has had the same problem as I with the attachments behaving inconsistently.
    I liked your attentiveness!
    regards,
    pyry (OS 10.6.6)
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,180 points)
    pyry wrote:
    when I drag and drop attachments some of them remain as icons and others open up (and show the full page). If I enclose 10 attachments my mail looks a mess in my own machine. The app mentioned makes sure that all attachments remain as icons, and hence I get a better overview of what I am doing.


    Understood. Thought you were just looking for the uncompressed image. Glad you found what you need.
  • Adam Nohejl Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Hi pyry and tjk, I'm the developer of Attachment Tamer. I hope you don't mind if I chime in: You're right that the icon/in-place and downsizing issues are independent. But there's one thing Attachment Tamer can help with: Mail always remembers the last used size and then automatically uses it the next time you insert (large enough) images. As a result, people often send scaled down images unknowingly. With Attachment Tamer you can set the default size for resizing permanently to "Actual Size" and use the resizing menu only when your really want to.

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  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,180 points)
    Hey Adam,

    Always nice to hear from developers. Thank you for clarifying. That should be a useful piece of info for anyone needing to do what the OP asked about.
  • pyry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Adam,
    Very useful information! I'm glad I boosted your product!
    pyry