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CodedColor provides you with an easy way to send emails with picture attachments. The attached images can be compressed or zipped, and watermarks can be added. You can even store images with title annotations inside a small PDF attachment. This single file attachment can be viewed with the widely installed Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Create a mail with images or ZIP attachment:


Select the picture(s) you wish to attach to the e-mail.


Call Share > Mail Files or the Mail Files shortcut button.


If Resample is unchecked, the original files are attached, otherwise all images are resized according to your pixel setting, to allow for smaller email messages. If you are mailing JPEGs at a smaller size, you can also decrease the quality to reduce the email size even more.


Add Watermarks to you pictures by activating the checkbox. You can, for instance, add your image titles from the database, or display Copyright information.


Select Test filesize, if you first want to check the size of your mail.


Select Create Attachments to create and preview the attachments. The Organizer will be opened, and you can look at the (compressed) images and watermarks.


Select OK to open your existing email application, such as Outlook or Outlook Express, including the (converted) files as attachments.


You can now enter the email body and recipients, and then send the message.


Create a mail with a PDF attachment containing the images:


Select Multipage Document (PDF, TIF) as the attachment file format


Press the Create Mail with Attachment button.


Create the pages of the PDF attachment. See Export Multipage Documents (PDF, TIF) for more information.


Make sure you select the Userdefined paper size and enable the option Downsize images to reduce filesize. If you enter width and height parameters between 800x600 and 1024x768, the resulting PDF attachment may be much smaller than the original photos.


Choose PDF as the output format, when creating (saving) the document.


Close the export dialog. A mail with the PDF attachment will be prepared. You can now enter the email body and recipients, and then send the message.


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Activate Encrypt images, to render the attached images invisible. This merges the pixels in a way, that they can only be fully restored via Password. The receiver must call Decrypt Images in the Batch Processing menu of the CodedColor Explorer.


Test the filesize. If you are sending email messages of > 2 MB, you should ask your recipient first. You should also consider the download time, when mailing images to recipients with slow internet connections.


You can split large email messages into multiple messages.


Upload a Web Album instead, if you have more images or want to include your image annotations.


Compress the images to a ZIP or EXE archive. The ZIP archive can be automatically extracted by a CodedColor user, by simply dropping it into the CodedColor\Inbox directory, or by doubleclicking on the file.


The EXE archive is not very common for emails, as most mail clients disallow executable files as attachments, due to virus danger. Therefore, an extra extension .ccsfx is added to the selfextractable archive, which the recipient of the attachment must remove first. Example: archive.exe.ccsfx. Simply rename the album to archive.exe and doubleclick it. A folder Archive below the executable file will be created, into which the images are extracted.


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Web Album
ZIP Files & Folders
Export Multipage Documents (PDF, TIF)




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