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How do you compress photos in Shotwell prior to attaching them to an email. The average jpeg in Shotwell is over 1 mb far too big for emailing. The help file isn't any use.

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Right click on the photo > send to > choose your format > send as: ? e-mail > choose you type of compression > zip or tar > Goes to default email application.

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How do I know the recipient will be able to open a zip or tar? – Rosco Mar 17 '12 at 12:14
If you have another question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. Regards, – Ringtail Mar 17 '12 at 15:20
Neither ZIP nor TAR will reduce the size of a JPEG foto significantly. – alfonx Jan 20 '14 at 9:19

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