How To Reduce Picture Size for Gmail Attachment?
There are many ways to share messages, images, videos, and files from one person to another. Among so many ways, one best way is Gmail. With Gmail, you can be sure of the 100% security and privacy of your email. There is no risk to your privacy and confidentiality on Gmail. If there is any problem then it is in connection with the Gmail image size or you can say attachment size. The problem is that one can send a file as an attachment that is not more than 25 MB. That’s the reason my people could be seen asking a question such as how to reduce picture size for Gmail attachments. As you are reading this post, it seems like you also don’t know how to reduce the picture size for Gmail attachments. If so then keep on reading this helping post or contact us for help.
How to reduce picture size in Gmail (Inline Images)?
The question, “How to reduce picture size for Gmail attachment” can be interpreted in two ways. First, how to reduce the size of inline images on Gmail? And secondly, how to reduce the size of images for Gmail attachment? Well, the good news is that in the coming sections, I am going to answer both of the questions. So, let’s first start with the inline images.
It is good to understand the meaning of the inline image before we start. Be informed that images that appear within the body of the email are known as inline images. In other words, we can say that the images which are shared right through the email body instead of attachments in email are described as inline images.
The best part of the inline images is the fact that the recipients don’t have to download the attachments to get access to the attached images. All they need is just simply open the email and right in the body of the email message image comes to view.
Now coming to your question – how do I resize an inline image? Thankfully, Gmail has put in place a very simple way to resize the inline-image. These are the steps:
So, as the first step to resize the inline image on Gmail, click compose.
Now scroll all the way down and from the bottom toolbar select insert photo.
Select the location of your photo saved on your device or use the drag feature to upload the image directly.
Once the image is uploaded, select the blue line to decrease or increase the size of the image.
How To Reduce Picture Size for Gmail Attachment
Here comes the most exciting part of this post as we are going to discuss how you can reduce the size of any image for Gmail attachments. You are in luck if you are a proud user of Windows. Why? Because Windows comes with an inbuilt feature with the help of which one can reduce the size of an image without using any third-party application. Following are the steps:
- Go to the photo gallery or Windows Live Photo Gallery.
- Find and do the right click on the image you want to upload as a Gmail attachment.
- Now from the drop-down menu select the smaller size of the photo for your attachment.
- Finally, select the resize and Save option to confirm the changes.
- Now go to your Gmail account and select compose.
- From the bottom of the screen, select Attach files.
- Select the image you have resized already and click open to start the upload as an attachment.
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An alternative way to send an attachment larger than 25MB on Gmail?
How do I send an attachment that exceeds the Gmail limit? Good question! You will be glad to know that you definitely can send an attachment that is larger than 25 MB. And that too is possible using your own Gmail account. Got surprised? To be very clear, you can send any file, video, or image which holds the size of more than 25 MB using your Google Drive. I am sure if you follow the steps in the order I have mentioned in the following section, you definitely will be able to attach and send any file of more than 25 MB with ease of mind.
- From the home screen of your Gmail account select the 9 dots icon.
- Click My Drive.
- Select upload files.
- Now simply find and select the file which you can’t send using a regular Gmail account.
- Then, go back to your Gmail home screen and select compose.
- Right from the bottom of the screen, select the Google Drive icon.
- Further, select Insert as Drive Link, and in the next moment your file will be placed into your email as a link.