Outlook Express file to big

  MICKY BOY 17:52 10 Sep 2008

Hi All,
Trying to send an email with an attachment (1 Photo size 23.4MB) every time I try to send Outlook Express goes through the motions to send but at the end says the file is too big. How can I send photos with an email without this problem.



  VoG II 18:05 10 Sep 2008

Try Gmail click here

The recipient will need it as well to receive a file of that size.

  mfletch 18:09 10 Sep 2008

If its more than one picture send two or more emails or use this,

Yousendit click here

  eedcam 18:41 10 Sep 2008

Appreciate you may have good reason but thats a helluva size for one photo whats wrong with JPeg and compressing it a bit

  MICKY BOY 18:44 10 Sep 2008

VoG™ and mfletch,
Thank you for your response I only want to send the occasional email with a few photos to friends. So do not want to pay for a monthly fee. Can I not send photos using Outlook Express or other Microsoft products?

Regards Mick

  mfletch 18:52 10 Sep 2008


I use it with no payment 100mb limit for free?

  lotvic 19:06 10 Sep 2008

"(1 Photo size 23.4MB)"

flipping 'eck, what sort of a camera have you got?

I get 15 to 20 jpg photos approx for that many MB's

Each one is about 1 to 1.5MB big and I have no prob sending one with email.

  Eric10 19:50 10 Sep 2008

Open the photo in a photo editing program and save it as a jpeg.
Irfanview click here
Gimp 2 click here
This will make the file size more managable.
Now right-click your jpeg and choose Send To, Mail Recipient. The resulting dialogue has various options to make the picture smaller and then opens your email client ready for sending.

My ISP only allows emails up to 10MB which I find to be more than enough.

  MICKY BOY 10:15 11 Sep 2008

Eric10 and all of you that gave me advice over this issue. Thank you very much for your help, I was unable to reply yesterday as I had to go out.
Once again all of you thank you.


  Stuartli 11:23 09 Feb 2009

You seem to be confusing the original photo file size and .jpegs - use the EXF feature (Irfanview for instance from the i symbol) to find out the size of the original digital camera file.

  lotvic 15:47 09 Feb 2009

no, not confused at all, it depends on the camera as to the size of the original photo file size.
I only have a little camera and it outputs in jpg's

Anyway this thread is from September and it's now February so OP won't be too bothered I would think.

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