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Information about sending pictures or video files through e-mail.

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The procedure to attach and send pictures or video files through e-mail will vary slightly depending on whether you are using e-mail software or a Web-based e-mail account. For assistance using e-mail software (such as Microsoft® Outlook®, etc.) consult the Help files within the e-mail software, or contact the software manufacturer. For assistance using Web-based email such as Yahoo!® mail or Google® G-Mail, contact the e-mail service directly.

Not all editing software has the ability to e-mail pictures or video, but some do. Look for a command such as Send to... under the File menu within the software. If necessary, refer to the software Help files or contact the software manufacturer for more information.

IMPORTANT: Some e-mail services do not allow picture or video files to be attached to e-mail messages at all. Some limit the size or number of file attachments that can be transmitted via e-mail. Depending on the method you use for sending e-mail messages, you may need to contact your e-mail service provider or Internet Service Provider (ISP) for further information.

NOTE: The speed at which video and picture files can be sent through e-mail will vary depending on both the connection type used to connect with the Internet and size of the file being e-mailed.

  • Connection type - It will take significantly longer to send an e-mail from a dial-up connection rather than a DSL or broadband connection.
  • File size - If a picture or video file is too large, it can slow down the transmission process, even to the point that the e-mail may not be able to be sent at all. To avoid this, limit the size and number of the files attached to the e-mail message.