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Nice lesson leo and i want to add that you can resize your images by a specialist program on your pc (and there is a lot of these program) or you can resize your image online too , and there is many uploading websites offer that service free such as imageshack.us (and many more).
In Outlook 2007 you would go to the insert tab and insert the picture or signature you want to use and this will embed the object into the email.
I received an email the other day with moving images in it. I have been trying to work out how it is done with no success. If right click the shortcut menu shows a link to source where there some sort of program that has been written. That does not take me any further. I have tried copying the images. That works but the images are no longer moving images.
I hesitate to ask, but may you have missed the easiest way for most people who are using Outlook Express/Windows Mail: place cursor in body of New Message window where you want pic to appear.Click Insert, then Picture, (which will be active if you are writing in any non-plain text), and browse to the pic. And in case you put the email into Drafts, don't move the pic before you actually Send or you'll get a Pictures Not Found warning.
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Pub is also a quick way to reduce the size of a pic so it can be inserted directly into the body of an email. We use Eudora (sigh, no longer supported, of course) and after we get the Pub pic to the size we want, we merely copy the pic frame in Pub and paste it.
I do not think I understand all the references about "Rich Text" etc. So, hoping that I understood the question, my response is :
1) Make sure the photo is in your computer and accessible
2) In the email which you wish to insert the photo, just click the mouse where you want the photo to be placed.
3) Click your mouse on the "Insert" command above
4) Choose Picture from the drop down box.
5) Click "Browse" and navigate to the photo in the new drop-down box and click it. and click "Open" in th same box.
6) This brings you back to the Picture box with the file in the Picture Source box.
7) Click the box "OK" and the photo will appear in the text of the email.
(I hope Im have not wasted anyone's time!
I refer to the email I just sent and advise that I had left out the information on my programs. I use XP Home and Outlook Express 6
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Ron Barker: re "moving images":
Google the term "animated GIF" - they're specially formatted
GIF files. Typically it takes tools with animation support
to create them.
You can't "copy" them out of a mailer. Try right clicking
and then "save as" if your mailer support that. The result
needs to be a .gif file. And of course not all image display
programs support animation either. (Sigh. :-)
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Thanks for providing some answers related to the hair-pulling subject of embedding images into e-mail. Pity that the copy/paste functions for Google mail and Yahoo! mail are so restrictive that they will kick you out of those programs for attempting to paste images or non-HTML text!
Your response(s) didn't include one that I discovered on Outlook Express: you can create a New Message using a pre-formatted image if you have the page holding the image saved as "stationery."
I've had several folks ask me how I can forward one or two pictures from a group of embedded pictures in an email. I find this useful when I find a single picture I like and the others are inappropriate. First, I hit the "Forward" button, then make some simple change (like removing the header) and close, telling it I want to save the forward. That moves it to the "Drafts" folder. From there, you can select a picture in the forwarded mail and it will assign a temporary name. You then rename the picture if you want, and save it to a drive folder. Just follow Leo's directions to include it in an email by browsing to it and pasting it in. Without using this procedure, you typically get a "Picture not found" error. (I use "Outlook Express 6")
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