How to Transfer Pictures From Email to a Picture Folder

Updated February 16, 2017

Your e-mail program is useful for more than just sending letters and text files. If you have interesting photos to share, most e-mail programs let you send as many as you want to friends and family. If you've received an e-mail that contains a picture you want to keep, consider saving it to your computer. On a Windows 7 computer, you can send e-mailed photos to your Pictures folder, where you're able to organise them for later viewing.

Sign in to your e-mail program and open the e-mail that contains a picture you want to save.

Right-click on the picture, then choose "Save as," "Save image" or "Save image as," depending on your e-mail program and browser. The "Save Image" window opens.

Click the scroll bar on the left side of the window, and drag it down to the "Libraries" heading. Click "Pictures."

Type a different name for the picture, if desired. This may help you find the picture more easily later.

Click on "Save." The picture goes to your Pictures folder. To view it, click "Start," type "pictures" in the search bar, and then click on the "Pictures" heading.

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