I am often asked if I can edit or print a photo, and am messaged with the photo.  Well, I’m here to say that is not the best way to send photos.  Especially if you want high quality in return.

In a test from my iPhone.  The photo in reference is 2.5MB.  When sending the photo via email (Outlook) it is received as the same size.  iPhone’s Mail app also will not reduce the size.

I mentioned texting.  Sending the same photo via a text message reduces the quality significantly.  In my case (and two different apps) the same photo is now reduced to 356kb. That is a huge difference!  And for reference, look at the comparison to the left. 

How can I send a photo from my smartphone via email?

Now, I’m an iPhone owner.  So, my instructions will be geared toward that.  But I’ll include references to a couple of others.

Of course you send via Google Photos, Dropbox and a variety of other means.  But this is specifically geared towards email vs texting.

There is always more than one way to accomplish a task!!  But, I’m going to walk you through how I send a photo.

  1. Select your photo in the photos app (library).
  2. Click on the little up arrow (lower left-hand corner); just like when you send via texting.
  3. Now, choose your email app.  In my case it is Outlook.
  4. Enter the email address and subject.
  5. Click on Send.

That’s it!!


Have an Android? 

Here is a link to some information on sending photos.