You’ve taken great photos; now share them with the world.
Nothing puts a smile on someone’s face faster than a great picture. Keep in touch and share your memories. Whether you prefer to upload pictures on your blog, or send them by e-mail or through snail mail, getting your images to friends and loved ones has never been faster or easier.
To send photos by email:
1. Reduce file size: Crop and resize your image to 800 x 600 pixels or smaller.
2. Save as jpeg: This is the most common photo file format used online.
3. Attach three images or fewer per email: Some mail programs will not accept messages with more than three attachments.
Click Tip: Most email providers have a maximum file size limit per message, and if yours is too large, it could bounce or clog up the recipient’s inbox. To reduce your e-mail’s file size, you can crop the image, scale down the image size, or reduce the image quality or post the pictures online and send your friends a direct Weblink to where the pictures are hosted.
Windows Tip: If you’re worried your email attachment is going to be too big, use Windows Live Photo Gallery to select the picture(s) you want to send, and the images will go straight to Windows Live Mail, where you'll have the option to change the file size of the pictures right then and there. Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Mail are included in Windows Live Essentials.
Make Online Albums
Many online sites (such as Kodak® EasyShare Gallery) allow users to make digital albums to showcase and share photos. Sharing your photos is as simple as registering and uploading (see specific sites for more detailed directions).
CD/DVD: Not just for backup, CDs and DVDs are an inexpensive, efficient way to share photos (especially large files and videos). Take it one step further with Windows Live Movie Maker, and smoothly blend your digital photos and home videos into a rich cinematic experience, complete with soundtrack, titles, credits, special effects and creative transitions such as panning or zooming. Easy-to-use editing lets you trim your home video clips so you only see what you want to see. And you can easily burn your new movie to a DVD or publish on the web to share with friends and family.
Windows Tip: Use the built-in Burn tool in Windows Live Photo Gallery to quickly and easily archive your pictures on CD or DVD.
Portable Media Players
When you store photos on your MP3 player, they’re always in your pocket so you can show and share them at a moment’s notice. Some players even display photos on the unit’s LCD screen.
Windows Tip: View your photos on your television using a PC with Windows Media Center. Windows Media Center is available in Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate editions of Windows 7.
Digital Picture Frames
The ultimate way to show off your pictures, digital frames can import pictures from your memory card or directly from your camera to show them in a slideshow format. Pay attention to resolution, power source, viewing modes and if the frame includes a built-in MP3 player for background music!
Print photos and share them! Printing photos is still one of the best ways to share your memories. Show them to your friends, send them to grandparents, and keep them with you to show off your children or recent trips.