How to Print Email Photos

Sending pictures by email is both convenient and easy. Often people receiving photos in emails may wish to print them from the email with a color printer. You can do this easily whether the sender embedded the picture in the email or the picture is an attachment to the email. The task involves opening the picture in a separate photo display program and then printing from that program.

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Double-click on the email that contains the photo you wish to print.

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Right-click on the photo if the sender embedded it into the email itself. Select “Copy” to copy the image to your computer clipboard. Right-click on the attachment icon if the sender sent the photo as an attachment to the email. Select “Save As” to save the photo to a location on your computer. Save the photo on your desktop (at least temporarily) for easiest access.

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Open your photo display program. This may be the program your computer uses as the default program whenever you open a photo to view it, or you may choose to use another program. Right-click within the photo display program and select “Paste” to transfer the photo from your computer clipboard to the photo display program. If you saved your photo attachment on your desktop, simply double-click on it to open it. It will open automatically in the default photo display program.

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Resize the photo, if desired, prior to printing.

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Print the photo directly from your photo display program by selecting the “Print” option.