Looking for step by step instructions on how to email pictures to someone using your Samsung smartphone? Look no further this article will show you the step by step process, with pictures, on how to email files using a Samsung smartphone or other Samsung device running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Emailing pictures can be done several ways
There are actually a few different methods that you can use to send media files, such as pictures, by email with your Samsung. This article will demonstrate some of the more common methods available.
In this guide we will be using a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone running on Android 4.2 to demonstrate how to send pictures by email and although these instructions will be the same methods used on many other Samsung devices running on the Android OS (Operating System) they might differ slightly depending on your specific device and what version of software it is currently operating on.
Through the Gallery
This is one of the best methods to use if you have a specific picture or pictures in mind that you would like to send by email.
Emailing pictures using the Gallery: Quick Instructions
Apps > Gallery > Select Picture(s) > Share > Email > Select desired size > Just once > in the “To” field type the email address that you would like to email the picture(s) to > Send.
Emailing pictures through the Gallery: Detailed Instructions with pictures
Open your Applications by tapping “Apps” which is located in the bottom right hand corner of your phones main screen.
Then click on the “Gallery” icon.
If you have multiple folders (as I do) then you will need to select the folder where your pictures are located. If the pictures were taken with your camera then look for a camera folder. In my phones case I have two camera folders. One camera folder contains the pictures I took before inserting a memory card so they are saved on my phones internal storage, and the second camera folder contains the pictures saved to my awesome memory card.
In this guide I am actually going to email some screenshots taken with my Samsung Galaxy S4 so I am going to access the screenshots folder. Just tap the folder you would like to access in order to open it and view the files inside.
You will be presented with some pictures to choose from. My preferred method of selecting pictures to email is to stay on this window and check the ones that I would like to send. The trick is to access the option to do this as you won’t see a checkmark field by default.
To select pictures, locate a picture that you would like to send and press and hold down on it until it gets selected with a checkmark. These checkmark boxes should appear on all the other images in the folder allowing you to select multiple pictures.
To select other photos you simply need to tap on the empty checkbox to put a checkmark on it. Once the picture(s) that you would like to send have checkmarks tap the "Share via" icon on the top of your display.
Your Samsung device, in this case, your Samsung smartphone should present you with some available options and allow you to “Share via”… you can then choose to send these files to an email address using the “Email” “Gmail” or “Messaging” options.
Side Note: I prefer the Email option for a few reasons so it is the option that I recommend when it’s available. The photos will be sent using an email address that you setup on the phone as opposed to sending it through your phone number (Messaging) or your personal Gmail account (Gmail). This can be a good thing to remember if you’re sending pictures for work or business as you can use a business email address and won’t be providing the recipient with your personal phone number.
Using the email method may also allow you to attach and send more pictures than the messaging feature. This may also help maintain picture quality as it prevents compression or optimization that might occur when using the “Messaging” option.
Once you tap on the Email option you may be presented with an option to resize your images. This will be up to you but for our example I am going to choose to keep the pictures their original size and then press the “Just once” option to prevent this selection from being the default whenever sending pictures by email. This will allow me to choose if I want to resize the images the next time I email pictures with my Samsung.
In the “To” field you will need to type in the email address that you would like to have these pictures sent to. After typing in the email address make sure to double check it to make sure that it’s typed in correctly. If you need to type in the field again or if your keyboard doesn’t pop up automatically like it should then simply tap on the space where you need to type into.
Note: This will apply to any other fields that you would like to fill out such as the “Subject” or if you would like to leave a message in the Body field of the email. These other fields are optional however and the only one that you will really need to fill out is the “To” part.
Once you have typed in the email address(s) that you would like to send these images to you can review the pictures below and then once you’re ready to send the email tap on the send icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
The email will send and your pictures will be on their way! Easy as that, if you would like to read some other methods then please feel free to keep reading the article. If your good to go and that’s all you needed and would like to show your appreciation for this guide then you can let me know you liked it by pressing the Facebook Like button, Google + button or leaving a friendly remark in the comment section below this article.
Now let’s look into some other methods that can be used to email images with a Samsung device running on Android 4.2.
Directly through Email or Gmail
You can also simply attach files to an email, so if you’re writing an email and decide that you would like to send a picture with it this may be the best option available as you can just attach the file and be good to go.
Attaching camera photos directly to an Email: Quick Instructions
Email > New Message > Email address > Attach (paperclip icon) > Images > Camera > Select desired files > Done > Original > Just once > Send
Attaching pictures directly to an Email: Detailed instructions with pictures
To do this tap on the Email icon (often located on the main display but can also be found under Apps).
Tap on the “Compose” icon in the bottom left hand corner of the display.
Type in the email address that you would like to send your images to just like before.
To attach the pictures you will then need to tap on the “Attach” icon at the top of the display. Note: the icon looks like a paperclip.
Tapping on the “Images” option is usually the easiest way to find pictures that you would like to send so we are going to tap the “Images” option. Note: if you want to send a different type of file like an audio or music file then you might choose the “Audio” option, or the Video option for a movie or video file, etc. You can also go through all of the files on your phone by selecting the “My Files” option.
Instead of emailing a screenshot this time lets email one of the camera photos saved on the external storage aka memory card.
I am going to tap on the Camera folder.
Select the desired photos as you did before, and then press “Done” in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
I am going to keep them the “Original” size again and select “Just once” again.
Then press the Send icon (upper right) and the email and all the attached photos will be sent.
Emailing through the messaging feature
Not my most preferred method of sending pictures or media files to an email address but this method is available as well.
Tap on your “Messaging” icon (usually found on the main screen but can also be found under the phones “Apps”).
In the “Enter recipient” field type the email address that you want to send files to.
Tap the “Attach” option again (paperclip icon), select the desired files, tap “Done” and then press “Send”. The files will be sent through your phone number and arrive at the desired email address.
Thank you for reading
Those are a few of the most common methods used to email pictures with an Android device running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
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