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QUESTION: When e-mailing a photo, everything seems to work OK, except that the picture comes out so enormously big that no one can reduce it to a reasonable size, so basically no one can look at it. This also happens when a friend sends me a picture. But it doesn’t happen with every friend. Some of them are received and printed in normal size.
PC CLUB: I get this question a lot. Let’s start off with some theory first and then we’ll discuss the solution.
Let’s assume that the pictures we’re discussing were taken with a 10 megapixel camera. The first thing you should do when you purchase a new camera is set it up the way that suits your needs which may change from time to time.
For example, if you plan to print the pictures taken with your camera, you could set it up to take the largest size and highest quality pictures. However, if you plan to only e-mail your pictures you should use a smaller size picture. Read the rest of this entry »