Recently, I've set up a PC for computer novices. The PC came with Vista installed, and for managing photo's I let it use Windows Photo Gallery, for email I used Windows Mail (which both came pre-installed). These programs were both wonderfully simple and easy to use, ideal for a computer novice. When you selected a bunch of pictures in Photo Gallery and pressed 'Email' it gave you a pop-up to resize the pictures for emailing purposes (down from 12MP to something more reasonable), a total size estimate and then attached them in a new email in Windows Mail.
However, I made use of the free upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 and then installed the Live versions of these two programs. Now, when I press 'Email' on a photo in Live Photo Gallery, it simply attaches them to a new email in Live Mail, without asking to resize them. This has made the process of emailing a photo considerably more complicated, it's just not an option to mail the huge original.
The dialog to resize seems to be a function of the email program, since Outlook 2007 here does give this dialog. But I don't want them to use Outlook, I want to use Live Mail. Also, when emailing a single photo from the default Windows Photo Viewer, it also gives the resize dialog. The same for 'Send to Email Recipient' in the right click context menu on a file. Everything seems to give this dialog, except Live Mail.
So, is there any way I can use the combination of Live Photo Gallery + Live Mail with the possibility of automatically resizing pictures? I'm positive the mail and photo programs in Vista did this, right?
EDIT: I came across this in a Google search:
To resize a photo to send in e‑mail
- Select the photo you want to send, and then click E‑mail.
- Select a size, and then click Attach. Make sure that the Total estimated size is less than 2 MB.
So you would say that this is something that should be possible. So why doesn't it work for me?