Thisis, on 10 July 2012 - 01:54 AM, said:
orgopete, on 01 December 2008 - 12:04 PM, said:
This sounds like a good solution to the wrong problem. I like to have the photos embedded. That was my objective so you could immediately see the photos.
If I were to suggest a solution, I would ask that Microsoft or someone to write a solution to allow the recipients to save the photos. While the suggested solution (don't embed the photo's) works, it strikes me as perverse.
Embedded photos are no good at all for professional usage - such as journalism where you need to send images of at least 2MB.
Your suggested solution that Microsoft write a solution for an Apple problem is laughable.
Apple get so many things wrong with regards to usability. I work on both Apple and PR (in PR and media) and Apple is one long frustration. Everything has to be done the hard way. It is absolutely ridiculous. In a busy office you shouldn't have to faff around, you should just be able to attach and send so the other person can Save As.
The vast majority of the times that someone thinks a task is too difficult on the Mac it's because they're expecting some needlessly complex process that they had to use on a different platform and end up getting lost making things gratuitously difficult for themselves. Like taking 3 left turns in order to go right.
Your comments above make little sense. Attaching something to e-mail is attaching something to e-mail. It's not limited in size just because it happens to be presented (by the receiving client) as an embedded image versus a "plain" attachment, so I have no idea what you think "embedding" has to do with "at least 2MB." You're much more likely to run into an issue because modern publication quality images can routinely be large enough that intermediate hops along the way will block the message as being too large. (Exacerbated by the reality that Base64 encoding necessarily inflates the attachment by 1/3.) They really should be put up on a secure site with just links mailed.
The suggestion to which you were responding is not that Microsoft write a solution for an Apple problem, but that Microsoft fix their own problem. Presentation and processing of e-mail messages, content and attachments is completely, 100%, in the domain of the recipient's mail client. If an Outlook user isn't able to save an image from a mail message it's not because the sending software did or didn't "embed" the image. It's because Outlook is coded to not allow the image to be saved off in circumstances that somehow apply to that message. Shouldn't surprise anyone; Microsoft's handling of e-mail (and attachments in particular) has *always* been screwy.