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Video: How to resize photos quickly using Apple Mail

A short 3 minute video I created on how to make use of Mail to resize huge photos. This isn’t really a trick – a lot of Apple Mail users know about the resize option but don’t necessarily use it for resizing photos back to the desktop.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

7 replies on “Video: How to resize photos quickly using Apple Mail”

Hey, thanks, Jayvee, that’s a really useful feature.

I knew Mail did actually change the photo size, but didn’t know the changed size would be maintained if the photo was dragged out.

Couple of new questions:

Do the sizes, small-medium-large have an absolute size in pixels, or are they specific fractions of the original?

If one uses the custom size, are all added images converted to that size regardless of their original size? What if an added file is smaller than the custom size you specified?

Thanks again! – Paul

what mail seems to do is resize the default image into something that’s “mailable” yet retaining decent quality. i will tell you now that the file size of the smallest image on mail is still a bit larger than what you would have gotten if you resized using the iPhoto export function.

from what i tried, all images get resized to a specific fraction of the original. SMALL is always a resize into a 320 x 240 image so it isn’t just the file quality, but the dimensions as well.

for images that are already small, the option to resize does not appear on Mail 🙂 its actually pretty smart. which means that the image won’t be touched.

im also using mac, what mail provider are you using? yahoo? gmail? where can i get the smtp, pop confg?

another question, its not related to the topic though. i cannot connect to my YM, do know the right settings? pls share. thanks

Gmail is good. there are automated processes built into mail to help you with the pop setup 🙂

as for your YM question, what exactly is the problem? maybe its a network issue?

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