How to Add a Picture to an Email

By Emmanuelle Douglas

Adding pictures to your emails lets you share photographs with your email recipients. Depending on your email provider, you will usually add a picture by including an attachment to the email. The recipient learns about the picture through an attachment notification or icon in the email. When adding pictures to your email, you can use pictures that are on your hard drive or on an attached storage device, flash drive or CD.

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Step 1

Open Outlook and click the "Inbox" in the Navigation Pane. Select "New" from the "Home" tab. A new blank email appears.

Step 2

Type the recipient's email address in the "To" field. Add a subject in the "Subject" field.

Step 3

Click the "Insert" tab and select "Attach File." Browse your files and select a picture to attach. Click "Open." The picture is added to your email.

Gmail

Step 1

Open your Gmail account and click the left "Compose Mail" button. A new blank email appears.

Step 2

Type the recipient's email address in the "To" field. Add a subject in the "Subject" field.

Step 3

Click the "Attach A File." Browse your files and select a picture to attach. Click "Open." The picture is added to your email.

Yahoo! Mail

Step 1

Open your Yahoo! mail account and click the left "New" button. A new blank email appears.

Step 2

Type the recipient's email address in the "To" field. Add a subject in the "Subject" field.

Step 3

Click the upper "Attach" button. Browse your files and select a picture to attach. Click "Open." The picture is added to your email.