You can resize and work with photos in Gmail. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows how to attach images to an email or insert images directly in a message.
- [Instructor] Let's add a photo to an email. You can upload a photo directly from your computer. With the email ready to go, click the picture icon all the way down in the bottom. You have a choice. On the bottom right-hand side, you can choose to insert the image as an inline image or as an attachment. If it's inline, the reader will see the image in context with where I put it. I can type a few sentences about the image and then insert it and keep typing more after. If it's an attachment, the image won't be included in the actual body of the email. And depending on what email program the reader uses, they could have to download it first to even see the image at all. It's up to you, and there is no right or wrong. I'll keep it as inline. You can upload photos that you directly have stored in Google Photos. You can also create your own albums in Google Photos, and those will show up here. If you know the web address, that is, URL, of a photo on the internet, you can add it here. But most of the time, you'll be using the Upload button. That's what I'm going to do here. I'll click Choose Photos to Upload. This is going to bring the dialog box up, because this photo is on my computer, as yours will be most of the time. I'll select my image and click Open. It's going to upload it. And because I chose Inline, I can see it in the email itself. It might be a little hard to see, but I do still have a blinking cursor here, so I can even hit the Enter key on my keyboard a few times and type a little bit about it. I can also click once on the picture. From here, I can choose how I want to fit it in the email. If it's too large, I can click Small to reduce the size of it. Right now, it defaults to Best Fit. I can also choose Original Size, but depending on the resolution of the photo, it could make it extremely large. Finally, if I don't want it at all, I can click Remove. If I want to do my own resizing of the image, I can always click on these blue dots in the corner and drag to resize it that way. But once I click on it, I'll get those choices again. I can continue adding pictures this way. I can type some more about it, click the Pictures button to insert a photo, and add another one. However, remember that the more pictures you include in one message, the greater the file size of that email will be.
- Reading, forwarding, and replying to messages
- Composing, drafting, and sending messages
- Using the sidebar
- Sending secure email with confidential mode
- Working with images and attachments
- Using keyboard shortcuts
- Organizing, searching, archiving, and deleting email
- Creating labels for messages and conversations
- Adding other email accounts to Gmail
- Creating and editing contacts and groups
- Adding a vacation responder
- Creating an email signature