Do more with e‑mailed photos using Windows Live Mail
photos from Windows Photo Gallery works just fine, but it sends the
photos as attachments that the recipient must click individually to
open, which makes it tough to browse the photos all at once.
|Photo attached to an e‑mail message|
present resized photos in the message, you can use a feature in
Windows Live Mail called Photo e‑mail. You can download
Windows Live Mail for free online at the Microsoft website for Windows Live.
|Send a Photo e‑mail using Windows Live Mail|
can quickly send e‑mails of photos in a variety of size and layout
styles with Photo e‑mail. You can autocorrect and rotate photos; add
effects, such as borders; add captions; and include any text in the
e‑mail that you want to send.
If you create a Photo e‑mail while
signed in to Windows Live Mail using a Windows Live ID,
there's an added bonus: the option for recipients to view the photos as
a slide show hosted by the Windows Live Spaces website. The people
you send e‑mail to can view larger versions of the photos if they want
to, and they can also download the larger versions at their
leisure—all without them having to enter any user name or
password to view the pictures. Plus, there’s no uploading or
managing by you—you get the benefit of posting photos online to a
website without any of the fuss.
If you already have a
MSN Hotmail, MSN Messenger, or Microsoft Passport
account, you've already got a Windows Live account. You can go
online to sign in now with your current account information to start
using Windows Live. If you don't have a Windows Live ID, you
can get one online at the Microsoft website for Windows Live.
To use Photo e‑mail
Viewing a slide show
your friends and family receive your Photo e‑mail, they’ll see
the photos in the layout and size that you chose. That alone is great,
but if you created the Photo e‑mail while signed in to
Windows Live Mail using a Windows Live ID, they can also view
the photos presented as a slide show, and then download larger versions
of the images if they choose to do so.
|Play a slide show from the Photo e‑mail message|
When they click Play slideshow,
a Windows Live Spaces website opens up that displays the images in
sequential order. The recipient can vary the speed at which the photos
display, download the larger picture from the website, and view
larger-resolution versions of the file.
|Change the viewing speed or download a higher-resolution picture|