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  • Email a Photo

    Windows Application Tip

    Are you getting complaints from family and friends about the size of the photos you are emailing?

    In your My Pictures folder locate a photo(s) you want to email, right mouse click on the selected photo(s) and select Send to -->> Mail recipient. Windows will prompt you to reduce the size of the photo(s) and than attach them to a new email message.

    This also works for other types of files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF documents, etc (no size reduction allowed for these file types).

    Alternatively, try Image Resizer for Windows:


    Select some photos in your My Pictures folder:

    Selected photos in Microsoft Windows Explorer.

    Note the size of the selected files in the status bar (above). The three selected photos are 9.56MB in size.


    Now send the selected photos to your email client program (Windows Live Mail, Outlook, etc):

    Microsoft Windows Explorer, send selected photos to email client.

    Choose the size of the photos to be attached to you email message:

    Microsoft Windows Send To email recipient, select an image size

    In this example the three selected photos will be reduced in size to "Medium 1024x768".

    Photos are now attached and ready to send:

    Photos attached in email message. 

     Look at the size difference between the original photos and the newly attached photos:

    Original size: 9.56MB        (9,560,000 Bytes)
    Attached size: 414KB        (414,000 Bytes)

    Your email recipient will not notice a big difference viewing the attached photos from the originals. If the recipientneeds to print the photos in their original size it is better to deliver them on DVD disc, usb flash drive or use a cloud service such as Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud.



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  • Windows Mantra


    Windows Mantra


    Right mouse click for options
    Left mouse click for actions


    Use your left mouse button to select files or objects (double left mouse click to open or start)
    Use your right mouse button to display options relating to a selected file or object.
    This works with all things Windows.
    Give it a try.

    Read on for more Windows tips.

  • Windows Shortcut on a Removable Drive

    This Windows tip will allow you to create a shortcut on a removable device such as a USB flash drive. The shortcut will not be drive letter dependent and so will work on any Windows PC you plug the removable device into.

    Explorer.exe in Shortcut Target

    You can create a relative shortcut by using C:\%windir%\explorer.exe in your shortcut Target field.

    Just create a shortcut on your removable device as normal.
    1. Open the shortcut properties.
    2. At the beginning of Target field add C:\Windows\explorer.exe followed by the existing path in “”.
    3. Remove the drive letter from the path so it looks like this:
              C:\Windows\explorer.exe “\path-to-target”

    Microsoft Windows folder Shortcut properties on removable drive.

  • Windows Tips

    Handy tips for Windows 10 and right back to Windows XP: