How to Reduce the Size of Attached Images in MS Outlook

When it comes to a professional setting, MS Outlook can be considered almost inevitable. Sending images over emails is a day-to-day task for many and any issues faced in getting this basic task done can be quite frustrating. Sometimes, if the image you are trying to send over Outlook is huge, the mail gets bounced back to you or sometimes it doesn’t get sent. If you take the image and reduce its size using an external software and try to send it again, it’s going to take some time indeed. So what is the solution?

In this article, we explain in detail how you can easily change some simple configurations of MS Outlook so that you can easily send huge images over Outlook by reducing their size automatically. Read on, to learn how you can master this super cool trick!

Note: If you would like to send the image in its original size itself, then you can upload the image on a cloud-sharing platform like Google Drive and send the recipient the resource link over Outlook.


Step 1: Firstly, launch the Outlook application and then click on the HOME tab at the top ribbon.

Under the HOME options, click on the New Email button.


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Step 2: When the New Email window opens up before you, you can fill in details such as To, Subject, Mail Body, etc.

Once you are all done, hit the Message tab at the top of the window and then click on the Attach File button under it.


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Step 3: On the Insert File window, navigate to the location where the image to be inserted is present.

Click on the image to select it and then hit the Insert button at the bottom of the window.


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Step 4: Once you are back at the New Email window, hit the File tab from the top ribbon.


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Step 5: As next, make sure you are at the Info tab on the left pane of the window.

Now on the right side, under the section Image Attachments, choose the radio button corresponding to the option Resize large images when I send this message.

Once you are all done, hit the back button at the top of the window, as shown in the screenshot below.


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Step 6: You will now be back at the New Email window. If you notice, you can see that the size of the attachment is 922 KB. Simply hit the Send button to send the mail with the attachment. Don’t worry, the image size will be automatically reduced, now that you have all the settings well in place.


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Step 7: Once the sender receives the image, the size gets drastically reduced as you can see in the image below.

Earlier the size of the image was 922 KB and now it is only 270 KB. Enjoy!7 Size Reduced Min


Please tell us in the comments section whether you could successfully send huge images over Outlook, following the steps in our article.

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