How to Send Pictures from a Mac to PC as Attachments

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Most e-mail clients allow users to send and receive attachments. Sending e-mail attachments is a great way to share pictures with family and friends easily. As long as you have an e-mail address, you should be able to send pictures readily to any other computer, be it Mac or PC. To ensure that those receiving your pictures can see them, it is best to put them in an easily recognisable graphics format, such as JPG. Once you have your JPG files ready, you can send pictures as an e-mail attachment between Macs and PCs.

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Things you need

  • E-mail address
  • Internet connection

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  1. 1

    Save your files as JPG files if they are not already JPG files. Open the program you view pictures with and select "Save As" from the file menu. Choose JPG or JPEG as the file type and press "Save."

  2. 2

    Open your e-mail client or sign in to your e-mail online. Open a new message.

  3. 3

    Type in the email address of the person receiving your e-mail in the "To:" field.

  4. 4

    Attach the JPG pictures to your e-mail. Select "Attach." A new window will open. Choose the picture you would like to attach to the email and press "Attach." Wait for the pictures to load.

  5. 5

    Press "Send" to send the email. The email with the attached pictures will be sent to a Mac or PC.

Tips and warnings

  • "JPG" or "JPEG" stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is used by many programs as the default image file.
  • The larger the JPG files, the longer they will take to load into the email as an attachment.

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