Well, that can be easier said than done sometimes. With the quality of digital cameras getting better every moment, the hassle of sharing them through email or uploading them to the Internet can sometimes be difficult. At the highest quality setting, most picture files now top out over 3 megabytes. This is great if you want a certain photo blown up to monster poster size, but try to send this to a friend through email and you may end up with a variety of error messages.
To help alleviate the problem here’s a few suggestions that might help:
- Set the camera to a lower quality setting. Lower quality equals smaller file size. If you don’t ever plan on super-sizing one of your photos, then setting the camera at a lower quality setting will not only allow you to take and store more pictures on your camera (and/or storage drive). It will also make the photo files easier to send to others.
- Resize large files before uploading. Large picture files are necessary for only a few applications. Try resizing your photo files down to a more manageable size. This will make it quicker and easier to upload the smaller file to any internet application or to attach to an email. Resizing can be done with a variety of software programs such as the included camera software, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Adobe Photoshop or Paint – just to name a few.
- Make it easy to share and view a bunch of photos with friends and family by creating a photo account at one of many different internet companies such as Flickr, Photobucket, Snapfish and Shutterfly. These are all free services that allow you to upload, print and share your photos with others. They allow you to keep photos as private or as public as you’d like and then send email invites to those you’d like to share with. This is the best way to handle a lot of photos at one time so that you don’t overload a friend’s email account trying to send 20 attached pictures.
About the Author: Kristin Noble works for MVTV Wireless in Granite Falls, MN. Kristin truly embraces the variety small business allows. She handles daily customer service: fielding incoming calls, trouble shooting customer issues and scheduling technicians’ workloads. On top of that Kristin is charged with the more creative side of things such as website design for customers, local tradeshow exhibiting, print ad layout and writing and tracking MVTV’s social media. You can find her blogging at MVTVWireless or on her personal blog Noble Training and Supplies. Visit her on Facebook at Keeping Rural Areas Connected or on Twitter (RuralTechnology)
To find out more about Flickr and read some previous articles about photo sharing, click here.
To learn more about photos for use with your small business marketing, click here.