Shrink to Share!
Of course, one of the greatest things about the age of digital media is the ability that this format gives you to share images instantly with friends and relatives around the corner or across the country. But Ratcliff says that one of the most common errors people make when transmitting digital images via email is forgetting to resize the photographs and to convert the image file into a commonly recognizable format.
"Some of the cameras capture images in a default format, and if the person you're sending the image to doesn't have the proper software to read it, they won't even be able to open it," Ratcliff says. "It's generally best to convert the image to a jpeg file and size it down to about four-by-five inches. That way, it will transmit quickly and will be able to be viewed by just about anybody," he says.