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Instructions for Emailing Pictures on an iPad

by William Lynch, Demand Media

    If you're using the Apple iPad's default email app, figuring out how to send a picture can be frustrating. The iPad's email program doesn't include an obvious option for attaching photos. The iPad groups all its image options, including the ability to share them via email, in the "Photos" app.

    Email One Picture

    Step 1

    Tap the iPad's built-in "Photos" app icon.

    Step 2

    Tap the photo you would like to email.

    Step 3

    Tap the "arrow" icon in the top-right corner of the screen to bring up a list of options.

    Step 4

    Select the "Email" option. The iPad will open up a blank email with the selected photo attached. Supply an address, and a subject and message if desired, and send the photo like a regular email.

    Email Multiple Pictures

    Step 1

    Tap the iPad's built-in "Photos" app.

    Step 2

    Tap the "arrow" icon in the top-right corner.

    Step 3

    Tap each photo you would like to send. Choose up to five photos. A blue check symbol will appear on all selected photos.

    Step 4

    Tap the "Share" button in the top-left corner of the screen to bring up a list of options.

    Step 5

    Select the "Email" option. The iPad will open a blank email with the five photos attached. Send the letter like a normal email.

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    Tip

    • The iPad limits you to five attached photos per email. However, there is an easy way to work around the restriction. Access the iPad's built-in "Mail" app and open a new blank email. After supplying the necessary address and other message components, click the iPad's menu button to return to your home screen. Tap the "Photos" app icon and select a photo you would like to send. Wait for the photo to open and then tap and hold the image until options appear. Select the "Copy" option. Press the iPad's menu button again to return to the home screen. Tap the "Mail" icon to bring up the already started message. Paste the image into the email's body. Repeating the same copy-and-paste process will enable you to send as many photos as you would like.

    About the Author

    William Lynch has been a freelance writer for the past fifteen years, working for various web sites and publications. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts program in writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University. He hopes to one day become a mystery novelist.

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