Photo Attachment Resize on Add
When adding photos to an email (via the 'Pictures' button in the ribbon or via drag-and-drop from the Finder), the current method for adjusting the resolution and file size is fiddly, tedious and counter-intuitive: so many people i know send full-size photos (often 4+ MB each) without realizing the consequences (very slow to send, rejection by recipient's mail server, clogged mailboxes, etc).
Could you please consider introducing a pop-up (wizard-type mechanism perhaps) when photos are added, forcing the user to choose the size of the photos whereupon Outlook then resizes the photos and attaches them to the email? Instead of offering the user options like Good, Better, Best (which would lead too many to pick Best and thereby the largest file size), there must be a more intuitive prompt which will convey to the user why they should consider changing the size of the photos and make it a simple matter of clicking one of three choices, with an accompanying small preview to show how the photos will appear to the recipient to help make their choice.
Though it it not automatic (ie, users are not forced to change the size of photo attachments), the Apple Mail app does offer a resizing mechanism in the top right corner of the new email window once photos have been added as attachments. If you experiment with that feature in Apple Mail, you will surely discover ways to implement your own or ways to improve on what Apple has provided.
Becky Nemetchek commented
I have the same need, frequently. Since I moved for Mac Mail to Outlook, I have been frustrated with the awkwardness of having to resize every image before attaching. PLEASE help me!
YES PLEASE. I moved from Apple Mail to Outlook and can't understand why (in this day and multimedia age) you don't have this simple feature.
This comment on resizing photos right in Outlook is excellent. Why haven't you done anything about????? TWO AND A HALF YEARS .....
Jeremy Dodd commented
Can we just make it easy and add the ability to drag an image to the size you want?
Allow Outlook for Mac to resize a photo file (very small, small, medium, large) so multiple photo files can be emailed without overpowering the recipient's mailbox. I could do this on Outlook on my old HP. Can't believe that my new Mac can't do this.
Ability to send resized photo attachments in email - eg small, medium, large or actual size.... Smaller email size possible
Joe Seipel-Parks commented
Please (I'm begging) add the feature to resize attached images to the email so you can send multiple larger attached images. Perhaps add the feature similar to that on mobile phones to choose your image resizing options (i.e. small, medium, large, original). Having to go into an image processor to resize images before attaching them to an email is extremely cumbersome and time intense. I'm pretty sure a simple version of this feature existed in Office 2003 and later for windows, but since transitioning to a mac last year the feature has dearly been missed.
Stephen Lane commented
Once a photo (or multiple photo's) have been added to a message please allow resizing within the message so as to keep the message size reasonable. (eg options of small, medium, large, original, custom would be ideal)
Frank Cerone commented
Resizing function for picture attachments in emails
Outlook 2016 for Mac doesn't currently support resizing images that have been inserted into email messages.
Jonah Gregg commented
Resizing images within Outlook message.
Allow pictures in emails to be resized, without having to import/export from Word, etc. Like it used to be!
Need a tool to resize or rescale images in emails