- Send photos as attachments or in emails to Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo
- Attach a picture to an email in Gmail
- Email a photo using Outlook
- Attach an image to an email with Yahoo Mail
- 3 reasons people don’t see your photos in email
Send photos as attachments or in emails to Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo
Adding an image to an email is something everyone should do at one time or another. Here’s how to add a picture to an email in Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo Mail.
Attach a picture to an email in Gmail
Log in to the Gmail website and click To create in the upper right corner.
In Gmail mobile apps, the button is To create is replaced by a red circle in the lower right corner of the screen.
The compose email window appears on the screen. Fill in the fields Recipient And Subject normally.
Click on icon Add files next to the button send † This is the one that looks like a paper clip.
A file browser window opens. Find the image you want to add to the email and click it.
Press and hold the key to select multiple images ctrl by clicking on the selected images.
Click Open †
Your image will now be added to your email. Now you can click send to send it, or click the icon again Add files to add other files.
Email a photo using Outlook
Sign in to the Outlook website and click A new message to create a new email.
In the Windows 10 Mail app, click new e-mail in the top left corner.
In the Outlook mobile apps, click the square icon A new message in the upper right corner.
Fill in the fields Recipient † Subject and the body of the letter, as usual.
Click To invest which should be directly above the mailbox.
In the Windows 10 Mail app, click Insert and then Files †
In the Outlook mobile apps, click the paperclip icon at the bottom of the screen. You may be asked to grant the app access to your device’s files. Click Good Get on.
A file browser will open on your device. Find the image you want to attach to an email and click Open †
In the Outlook mobile app, click Appendix †
Click send to send an email with an attached image.
You will see a confirmation message when the email has been sent successfully.
Attach an image to an email with Yahoo Mail
Go to the Yahoo Mail website and log in as usual.
Click To create and fill in the areas To who † Subject and email as usual.
Click paper clip icon next to the Send button. IMPORTANT † Don’t click Submit yet.
The file browser opens. Click on the photo you want to attach and click Open †
Your photo will be uploaded to your email. While loading, a loading animation will play over it. If it disappears, it means the image is fully loaded.
Click send to send an email.
3 reasons people don’t see your photos in email
If you’re sure you’ve added image files to your email correctly, but the recipient still can’t see them, there could be several reasons for this annoying problem. Here are three of the most common causes and their solutions.
- Your files are not yet ready to download † If you click the “Send” button shortly after attaching your photos, the files may not be uploaded to your email provider in time. Most email apps and websites have a visible progress bar, after which you attach files that can show you their download status. Do not send an email until all files have been downloaded completely.
- Action required † Sometimes an email application requires the user to manually initiate the download of the images sent to them before they can see them. Generally, all they need to do is click the gray message box at the top or bottom of the email you are sending to to start downloading.
- External images can be disabled † If you’ve emailed someone with images and they can’t see the images, it’s possible that the images weren’t actually attached to the email and posted to the website. Many newsletters use these types of images in their emails. This is usually not a problem, but sometimes people disable the loading of external images or web images in their email app settings and this can prevent images from loading properly.