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How to send Photos & Videos in an Email?

Today we will learn how to email photo and video files in a simple tutorial.

  • How to Import Video and Photos from Android or iPhone into a computer.
  • Where files are default stored in a PC or Mac.    
  • How to Rename Video and Photo Files for better organization.
  • How to Compress files by creating an Archive folder in PC and Mac OS.
  • How to use temporary desktop folders for convenience. 
  • How to create downloadable links with Google Drive.
  • How to send an Archived file/folder via Email. 

This is a simple beginner’s guide to help organize files on your computer and send your multimedia files with more ease.

With all our phones, tablets, and yeah… cameras being able to record High quality photos and videos, it opens up a great new world of digital art. But sometime we can get tripped up on how to share these media files. Sometimes its just a pain to get them off your mobile device and on to your computer. So let’s get started.

First, we will show how to move files from your Mobile Device to your computer. This is helpful if you want to save room on your phone or tablet or if you plan on editing, and it also allows you to to email all the videos in one large file instead of sending them individually. 

WikiHow has a very nice tutorial with 3 different methods for both IPhone and Android.

Just a note, most times the default location (AKA-path) for saved files on the computer will be in Downloads. So I recommend creating a temp file on my desktop to make thing easier. then, if asked where you want the media to be placed, you should be able to click browse and select the folder your created on your desktop. 

   https://www.wikihow.com/Connect-Android-Phone-to-Computer

Now that we have our media (Video & Photos) on our computer we can search (scrub) the files to find the best ones and Rename them so you know what that video is, something simple like” Who_What_Where_When” like could be “John’s birthday cake candles 2019″.

 Now we can place them in a folder on your Desktop (to make them easier to find) with a name you choose, again this is just for better organization so another example would be ” John’s Birthday Party,”

This same method works for your camera with a SD card, just select the files to your Desktop and create a new temporary folder to put them in. Once your sure you have copied all the videos and photos you want to keep the rest can be deleted if you wish.

  *Do Not Format Your SD card or Phone with the computer unless you are a professional, it can permenently damage either of the devices*

*Formatting your camera SD card should be done in the camera by the user manual. Same goes with the SD card (if you have one) in your phone. *

Now, we have the files and you have named them and put them in a folder. Great work!

Now it’s time to Compress that folder into an Archive file (AKA ZIP file). Don’t worry, no harm will come to your media. All this does is make these files smaller and easier to email. 

Most computers come with a compression program or app built in.  In Windows it’s WinRAR and in Mac it’s called Archive utility. 

Here is a great video of How to Create a compressed file.


Now we have our compressed copy of your media files and its time to send them to your friends & family. Depending on the type of email you use, some may have a size limit of 25 Mb per email. Since we compressed our files it will help, but it still may be to large. For this tutorial I will use my Gmail account as an example, but many other email services offer a similar link type service.


Step 1. Add your recipients email address. Then Click the Paperclip icon shown to choose your file(s) to be attached.

 

Email media files


Step 2. Select your file(s) and click open


Step 3.

Gmail will convert any files over 25Mb into Google Drive links. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. It comes with a Gmail account and 15 GB of free storge. 

Step 4.

Now the file(s) have been converted into downloadable links and are ready to be sent. 



Step 5. 

All Done. 


Here is another WIKI HOW link showing how to send larger files if this method did not work for you. 

https://www.wikihow.com/Email-Large-Video-Files


To summrize we have learned:

  1. How to Import Video and Photos from Android or Iphone into a computer.
  2. Where files are defaulty stored in a PC or Mac.    
  3. How to Rename Video and Photo Files for better organization.
  4. How to Compress files by creating a Archive folder in PC and Mac OS.
  5. How to use temporary desktop folders for convience. 
  6. How to create downloadable links with Google Drive.
  7. How to send an Archived file/folder via Email. 

 

I hope this information is helpful for you.

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