Tips to Share Digital Photos using Windows® XP in your System
How to share digital photos using Windows® XP in your system
Windows® XP is one of the popular operating systems that has been developed and designed by Microsoft® for laptops, business and home desktops. This program is a successor of Windows® 2000 and Windows® ME. Moreover, it is considered to be the first consumer-oriented operating system of Microsoft®. This program facilitates you in easy sharing of your digital photos with others. At times you might face some issues regarding the sharing of your digital pictures. Since e-mail accounts usually have limited size, by sending two to three pictures you might fill up your friend’s inbox. Moreover, with no access to broadband connection, it would nearly take some hours to download and see the sent pictures with your pokey dial-up connection. However, you can share digital photo using Windows® XP.
Following are some of the tips that help you to share digital photos easily using Windows® XP in your system:
- Shrink pictures
- Using PowerToy
- Putting pictures on the web
- Creating own movie
Normally, you would be dragging the images directly from Windows® Explorer into a new message window. When you do so with Microsoft® Outlook® or Outlook® Express, the attachments would usually ride along only with its full size. But by shrinking the picture using Windows® XP, you would notice that the task could be done easily and quickly. This feature is built-in with Windows® XP and is also remarkably effective.
When you want to transfer the whole folder full of oversized image files instead of compressing them, try with resizing the image. The image resizer utility of the Microsoft® PowerToys available for Windows® XP will do this resizing for you. The Image Resizer PowerToy provides you with two extra options regarding sizes: one that is ideal for Handheld PC display and the other which lets you decide a custom size.
You can easily share your digital photos by putting it on the web, for this you do not require any web-authoring skills. In MSN Groups, you could create your own online photo gallery which you could share with others. Instead of uploading the pictures and e-mailing attachments, just send the link to others. Other sites including Kodak's Ofoto and Shutterfly offer similar services.
When you are comfortable with using Windows® Movie Maker 2, you could create your own slide shows from your still pictures and save such resulting file as a video which you could send as an e-mail attachment or burn to CD. Even by using Photo Story 3 available for Windows® you could create moving moments with the photos. Photo Story adds zoom effects and elegant pan on your pictures to create a great video slideshow.