Add pictures to email

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Add pictures to email

Pictures can be added to your email either as part of the text or as a background image. You can insert .art, .jpg, .gif, or .bmp pictures.

How to

Add a picture

Inserting a picture into your email places the image in the body of your email. Any text you type appears above or below the picture.

Tips on inserting pictures:

  • You can copy an image from a Web page and paste it into an email. To do this, right-click on the image in the browser and choose Copy, and then in the email, right-click again and choose Paste.
  • You can also right-click in the email, and then click Insert Picture. Then, navigate to the folder that contains the image you want to insert and click open.
  • You can resize an image in your email using your mouse. First, click once on the image. A small square will appear at each corner and edge of the picture, indicating that the picture is ready to be resized. Next, click and hold one of the resize boxes and move your mouse to resize the picture.

To add a picture in an email using AOL 9.0

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Write icon.

2. Click the camera icon on the style toolbar, and then click Insert Pictures.

Note: If you are using AOL 9.0 Optimized, click the Insert a Picture link.

3. Navigate to the folder that contains the image you want to insert and place a check mark in the box next to the image.

4. Click the Insert button.

5. Choose the appropriate option in the Mail picture quality options window:

  • Optimized: Fast, best for sending in mail: Will reduce the file size if needed, making it faster to transmit.
  • Full: Takes longer, best for printing: Will retain the file size but may take longer to send.

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To add a picture in an email using AOL for Mac OS X

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Write icon.

2. Click the camera icon on the style toolbar, and then click Insert a Picture.

3. Navigate to the folder that contains the image file you want to insert, and then double-click the image file.

4. Click the Open button.

5. Choose the appropriate size of the image to insert in the mail.

Add a background image

Adding an image as a background picture in your email fills the background behind your message with the picture. Any text you type appears on top of the background picture.

To add a background image using AOL 9.0

1. On the AOL toolbar, click the Write icon.

2. Click the camera icon on the style toolbar, and then click the Add a background image link.

Note: If you are using AOL 9.0 Optimized, click the Insert Background link.

3. Navigate to the folder that contains the image you want to insert and place a check mark in the box next to the image.

4. Click the Insert button.

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Last updated: 06-24-2014
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