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Janet H. Flint
 

computer problem e-mailing photo's


This may not be the right sort of question for this site but I will ask anyway. I hope someone can help. It is photo related. I have lost my dialogue box in Windows XP/my documents/my pictures folder for resizing photo's for e-mailing.Now when I click a photo for e-mailing it goes directly to my mail program without the pop up for resizing. Can anyone tell me what has happened or how I can get this back. I thank you all.


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4/28/2006 12:11:38 AM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Hi Janet - I'm not 100% sure what you are asking; I assume you mean that when you right click on an image under "My Documents/My Pictures" you fail to get the dialogue box permitting you to resize prior to sending. First, there is a much easier way to resize an image for e-mail. Whatever image editing software you use should include an image size option. In Photoshop CS2 this is under the Image menu - select Image size and choose the size that you wish - usually when e-mailing you will want something such as 500 x 750 or smaller. Some image editing software allows you to send an image directly through the program - you can then select size in that program. This is usually a lot easier than using XP/Outlook for the same thing. Now, if you need to recover the dialogue box in my documents it should have reappeared the next time you rebooted your system. If not, try finding this file by using "Search" in your start menu - type in the "resize command" and look in the root directory. If this does not work you may need to reinstall the utility from your XP installation/backup system CD. I hope that this helps.


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4/28/2006 8:20:20 AM

 
Janet H. Flint   Thanks Irene for your help. I will give your advice a try. I haven't use my PSE 4 program for mailing. I find it really hard on my system and slow. I don't quite have the patience for it. Although I have other one's I could use. I would really like to get the pop-up back I load all my pic's there and as I browes them I can send them quite quickly from there. I may have to use something else if I can't get it back. I was also thinking of doing a restore, I have never done that before and I am a little chicken. Oh! I did do a restart and a shut down and it didn't come back, It's weird, I have no idea where it went or why. Thanks again. I'll let you know if I get it back.


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4/28/2006 11:15:59 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
  Janet,

I read an article to fix your problem.
Try it. I think it will fix it.

- click on START on the left lower corner (this will pop up command list.)
- click on RUN command
- in the RUN dialog box, type
REGSVR32 SHIMGVW.DLL
(type exacly as above. i.e. a space between 32 and SH, and a . between VW and DLL)
and hit OK

(btw, this is not a photo question. It's a Microsoft Windows problem... but it's still related to photos... :)


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4/29/2006 1:55:08 PM

 
Janet H. Flint   Thanks Nobi. I'll give it a try but sounds scary.I no it's not a photo question but it I thought that perhaps some photog's that also are photo computer wiz's might know and could save me some tims searching the net. I didn't know who else to ask. Thanks again to all.


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5/1/2006 8:43:51 PM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Janet - I thought I'd pass along something I learned just yesterday that may help: when you lose a command line or feature in MS XP you can restore XP by doing the following: Insert your main WIN XP CD into your CD drive; when the Install Menu pops up - select Repair Win XP; the disk will launch a repair utility - just follow the prompts and the utility will seek out and repair any missing command features. After the utility has completed, restart your system and you may have resolved the problem. I learned this because I lost a command feature and reinstalled it last night without trouble. It was very easy and much less involved than I feared. You don't even have to know the name/address of the feature - the repair utility does everything for you.


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5/2/2006 4:45:25 AM

 
Janet H. Flint   Thanks Irene. One of the fellows at work has sugested the same, sounds easy. I have not been feeling well so I'll try it when I can concentrate better. thanks again I appreciate it very much. I do like this feature a lot I tried PSE4 and it took me for ever to send a photo. I had to go through a whole lot of riggamorole if thats how you spell that.


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5/2/2006 8:34:06 AM

 
Janet H. Flint   Irene.. I put my disc in and did not see a repair windows button. I only clicked on browes cd though, do I need to click on the install button to see the repair windows button?


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5/22/2006 6:50:26 PM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Yes - select Install and then select "repair windows/update windows".


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5/23/2006 5:38:27 AM

 
Janet H. Flint   Thanks again Irene


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5/23/2006 10:17:09 PM

 
Janet H. Flint   Thanks again guy's I tried Nobi advice and it worked. I am so glad to have is back.


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5/31/2006 11:31:29 PM

 
Nobu Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
  It's always good to hear the good result.
Thanks for letting me know, Janet.
- Nobi


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6/1/2006 1:43:57 PM

 
Janet H. Flint   Nobi...I was a little chicken in doing it, I was afraid I would mess up my computer some how and wouldn't know how to fix it, but I thought I would give it a try and it worked, I was so happy to have it back. Thx so much Jan


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6/1/2006 10:54:41 PM

 
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