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why does mac mail reduce resolution of photos attached to e-mails?

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Post time: 2014-02-16 19:08:08 |Show all posts
Using the Mac mini
I didn't know where to post this, so I'm trying this.
I have a photo attachment that starts out at 350 dpi and 2 or 3 MB but when it is e-mailed it becomes 72 dpi and a few hundred KB n the receiving end.
how can I send attachments without them being altered?
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Post time: 2014-02-16 21:15:57 |Show all posts
Mail does that to keep the file at a reasonable size. (Some mail service providers will refuse an email above a certain size.) You can compress the file before you attach it. File / Compress. This is a simple way to preserve the original characteristics of the file. The recepient can double click on the attachment to expand it.
By the way, compressing ("zipping") a file preserves the original. You can trash the .zip file afer you have emailed it.

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Post time: 2014-02-16 20:10:30 |Show all posts
Hello, in Mail, once you attach a pic, look in the bottom right of the compose window for Image Size, Actual size should be a choice.

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