How to Send Multiple Photos in an Email

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A lot of people use messaging apps to share almost any type of file, but these often fail when it comes to sharing big attachments. And since people demand both quality and quantity from their smartphone cameras, image file sizes are continuously getting bigger while the issue of sending them without losing data or resizing them remains.

This is why email remains the most preferred way to share photos. Still, a lot of people are not sure how to send multiple photos in an email. So, if you want to share multiple photos over email, there are a few things you can do to make sure the process goes smoothly. Take a look.

How to Send Multiple Pictures in an Email

Essentially, there are two ways to send multiple photos in an email, depending on whether you want all images to arrive in the recipient's inbox as attachments or if you want the email to contain all of the images with the text. However, for the purposes of this guide, we will focus on the first since it’s the most convenient and easiest way to email a lot of pictures. Here it goes.

How to Send Multiple Photos in Outlook Email

  1. Create a new message and then click the Insert tab.
  2. Select Picture Library (or the folder that contains the photos) from the drop-down menu to attach multiple photos to your message.
  3. To insert several photographs into your email as a photo album, go to Pictures > Photo Album and select the ones you wish to send.

If, however, your photos exceed the limit of 25MB, Outlook will suggest you upload them to OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service, and share a link from there instead. Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to OneDrive and upload the photos you wish to share.
  2. Once the photos have been uploaded to OneDrive, go back to your email in
  3. Create a new email message and select "Insert" > “Share from OneDrive” option.
  4. Select the photos you've uploaded, type your text, and click "Send."

When emailing photographs, keep in mind that the maximum size for an individual attachment is 34MB, and for a file attached to a OneDrive link, it’s 2GB.

How to Email Multiple Photos in Gmail

  1. Start by clicking the "+" symbol to compose a new mail, then click on the paperclip icon to start attaching your photos.
  2. Select all of the photos you want to attach (you can select multiple files by holding down "Ctrl" on your keyboard while clicking each file) and click "Open."
  3. The photos will now be uploaded as attachments to your email. When you're ready, type out your message and click "Send."

If your photos are over 25MB, Gmail will prompt you to use Google Drive, where files can be up to 10GB in size (10,000MB). So, an alternative and perhaps the best way to send photos is to create a photo album on Google Photos and then share that album with your recipient. To do this:

  1. Go to and sign in with your Gmail account.
  2. Click "+ New album" and give it a name.
  3. Select the photos you want to add to your album and click "Open" to start uploading them.
  4. Now, click the share icon in the top-right corner of the page and select who you want to share your album with.
  5. Click "Send" when you're done.

The great thing about this method is that you can address your email to multiple people so that anyone you've shared the album with can see the photos even if they don't have a Google account.

How to Send Multiple Photos in Yahoo Mail

  1. Start by creating a new email and click on the "Attach" icon.
  2. Click on the "Photos" option and then select the album you wish to share from the drop-down menu.
  3. To select multiple photos, hold down the "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and click on each photo you wish to attach. When you're done, click "Open."
  4. The photos will now start uploading as attachments. Once they're done, type out your message and click "Send."

Again, there is a limit of 25MB per email, and even though Yahoo Mail ranks high according to the number of email users, it does not have a cloud of its own. Instead, Yahoo Mail offers a third-party service, Dropbox, which works similarly to Google Drive and OneDrive. Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to your Yahoo Mail and click compose.
  2. Select "Attach" > "Share from Dropbox."
  3. A pop-up will appear, displaying folders and files from Dropbox.
  4. Select the photos you want to send and click "Send."

And voila, now you know the best way to send lots of photos via email on Yahoo Mail as well without having to crop or resize them!

How to Send Multiple Photos in an Email on iPhone or iPad

Sending pictures by email on iPhone or iPad works a bit differently than other email clients. To make things even simpler, iOS developers make you start with the photos you wish to send. Genius, right? Here's how it goes:

  1. Open the "Photos" app and select the album containing the photos you wish to send.
  2. Tap on "Select" in the top-right corner of the screen, then tap on each photo you wish to include.
  3. Once you've selected all the photos you want, tap on the share icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen and select "Mail."
  4. Next, a compose email window will appear with the photos you've selected.
  5. Type out your message and hit "Send."

Note that Apple Mail has a limit of 25MB per email, and if your photos exceed the limit, you'll be prompted to either reduce the file size or use iCloud. So, instead of reducing the size and losing precious pixels, iCloud should be your pick since it is the best way to email photos that are large. Here is how:

  1. Start by selecting the photos you wish to share on iCloud.
  2. Click the share icon and select “Email” > ”Open Email.”
  3. A new message will open with your photos inserted.
  4. Type out the email address of the person you wish to share the photos with and hit send!

With iCloud, there is no limit on file size, which means it might just be the best way to send multiple photos via email if said photos are full-resolution. The only downside is that not everyone uses iCloud nor knows how it works, so be sure to send it to people who are familiar with the platform.

How to Send a Lot of Pictures Through Email as Compressed Files

If you want to send pictures by email as compressed files, the best way to do it would be to create a .zip file. A .zip file is basically a folder full of other files that have been compressed and turned into one single file. That way, instead of having 10 different attachments, your recipient will only see one attachment called "," for example. Creating a .zip file is pretty easy, you just need to right-click on one of the selected files and send them to a compressed (zipped) folder.

That's a Wrap!

Now that you know how to send multiple photos in an email through various apps, you can choose the method that best suits your needs. Whether it's through Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, or by creating a .zip file, each option has its own set of pros and cons. So be sure to check them out before making your decision! Happy sharing!

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