How to Upload Photos to Email

By Antoinette Smith

With the advent of digital photography and email, sharing photos has never been easier. Digital photos can be downloaded directly to your computer. This eliminates the processing time needed for pictures taken on film. Email allows you to quickly send pictures of your vacation, or a new addition to the family, to your loved ones. Learning to upload photos to email is a skill everyone can use.

Step 1

Create a new email message. Type in your intended recipients in the To field.

Step 2

Click on the Attach button. This button, or something similar, will appear in all email programs. In Google's Gmail, there is a paper clip symbol with a link that reads "Attach a file." In Yahoo! Mail, there is simply a button that reads "Attach." Look around for a button or link that appears similar. Paper clip icons are also frequently used.

Step 3

Click on the Browse button. Alternately, your email program may go directly to a browse view of the file folders on your computer.

Step 4

Navigate to the folder or drive of your computer that has the photos you want to upload. Choose one photo. Click the Open button.

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have attached all of the photos you want to send.

Step 6

Write a brief message to your recipients letting them know what you are sending them. Send your email.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may find that your attached files are too large to send in one e-mail. Try breaking the photos into several e-mails. Or try hosting the photos for free on Photobucket or Google's Picasa.