Here’s a question I see asked quite a lot by newer iPad users: how do you attach a photo to an email? Happily, this is very easy to do. Here’s how to add a photo as an attachment to an email on the iPad:
– Open the Photos app on the iPad (That’s right things work a little backwards in terms of what you’re used to on a deskop PC) and go to the Camera Roll or whichever album has the photo you want to attach.
– Tap to open the photo that you want to add as an attachment to an email.
– Tap on the Share button near the top right of the screen (it’s actually the third one in from the right, the one that looks like a rectangle with a rightward-moving arrow coming out of it).
– Then tap on the first command choice – ‘Email Photo’.
That will open the Mail app with the selected photo attached. Then you just enter in the recipient/s name as normal, add your subject line and body text and hit Send as usual.
Here are a couple more useful things to know about this:
– When you tap the Share button, as you can see in the screenshot above, there are a number of other actions you can take – including assigning the photo to a contact, using it as your iPad wallpaper, adding it to a tweet, printing it, and more.
– If you want to send a handful of photos rather than just one as email attachments, that’s also easy to do. Here’s how:
– Open the Photos app and go to the album that contains the images you want to attach.
– While you’re still in browsing view with all the images showing as thumbnails, tap the Share button.
– Then tap each image you want to attach. You’ll notice that as you tap each one a blue checkmark will be placed at the bottom right corner of the thumbnail for the image.
– Once you’ve selected all the images you want, tap on the ‘Copy’ button near the top left of the screen.
– Open the Mail app and enter your recipient info, subject, and body text. Then tap and hold below the last line of text (or at whatever insertion point you’d like for the photos) and wait for the small popover to appear – when it does, choose the Paste button to paste in your images.
*** Keep in mind that the more images you add the bigger the email is. Some recipients may use email services that have a limit on the size (total) of attachments. So it’s generally best not to try to send more than 2-3 images at a time.
Hope this was helpful for your iPad photo sharing efforts.
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