How to Send a JPEG File

Share photos and artwork with family and friends. You can easily send a JPEG file as an e-mail attachment or as a link to a recipient's computer or cell phone.

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You Will Need

  • Photo editing software
  • MMS domain
  • Photo sharing service account

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Reduce the JPEG size

    Reduce the JPEG size with photo-editing software or with automatic resizing features in Windows or Microsoft Outlook.

  2. Some phones don't have memory space for larger files. 640 pixels wide by 320 pixels high is a recommended maximum JPEG file size.

  3. Step 2

    Get the recipient's e-mail address

    Get the recipient's e-mail address to send a JPEG to a computer, or the recipient's phone number and multimedia messaging (MMS) domain.

  4. Step 3

    Send the JPEG as an attachment

    Send the JPEG as an attachment for e-mail recipients. Click the attachment button on your e-mail program. Then locate the JPEG on your computer and click OK.

  5. Most mobile phone multimedia messaging services can't receive e-mail attachments.

  6. Step 4

    Copy and paste the JPEG into email

    Right-click and copy a JPEG from your computer or the web. Paste the image into the e-mail message body and send it to a recipient's e-mail or phone MMS.

  7. Step 5

    Create a photo sharing service account

    Create an account with an online photo sharing service. Post your JPEGs online and send image links to e-mail and cell phone recipients. Now you can electronically spread your pictures all over the place.

  8. The average office worker checks e-mail 30 to 40 times per hour.

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