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How to Send a Lot of Photos via Email?

Written by, Ljubica Gjorgievska

Updated September, 8, 2022

Email is an effective way to send files or media to people on your contact list.

However, most email providers have a very small file attachment limit. Luckily, there is a way around it. 

Here’s how to send a lot of photos via email.

How To Send a Lot of Photos Via Email

Check and reduce the photo size

If the photos are too big in size, chances are, you won’t be able to send a large number of them at once. You can try resizing your photos before sending them to ensure they don’t take too long to upload and are delivered without any issues. 

Create a zip file for your photos

The easiest way to send a good chunk of photos via email attachment is to compress them into a zip file. Compressed files are much smaller in size, which means they won’t trigger your email provider’s attachment limit, and zipping files doesn’t reduce image quality.

Both Mac and Windows have a built-in zip feature. 

To compress a file or a folder, right-click on it and select “Compress to Zip file” on Windows and just “Compress” on Mac.

Add photos to Google Drive

Due to the attachment limits issue when emailing a large file, both individuals and businesses have turned to storage clouds.

If you use Gmail, you can attach a link from the folder of photos from your Google Drive account. The owner of the Google Drive account decides who can access the folder and if the recipient can download the files.  

Here’s how to upload photos to Google Drive

1. Log in to drive.google.com with your Google account.

2. Click New > File Upload and select the photos you want to send.

3. Select the photos you want to upload and click “Open.” 

Upload your photos to Dropbox

Dropbox is arguably the most popular file-sharing platform. The process of sending large files via email using Dropbox is the same as sending photos via Google Drive.

Unlike Google Drive, Dropbox has a security feature called “exploding links,” which allows users to give access to other people to certain files for a given amount of time. 

Bottom Line

Attaching individual files to an email message can be time-consuming. What’s more, most email providers put a cap on the message size, which means you won’t be able to send a lot of photos in one email. 

However, there are plenty of ways you can send large files and photos via email, including by compressing them into a zip file or using a file-storing service.

Frequently Asked Questions And Their Answers

How many photos can you send in one email?

That depends on the total email size limit. Most email providers allow for up to 10MB, which is around 5 photos. 

How do I send a lot of photos at once?

Knowing how to send a lot of photos via email is a must in the digital age. If you want to email a large file with a lot of photos at once, you can either add them to a zip folder or send a link to the file from your Google Drive or Dropbox.

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