The other night I went to the Bright Nights Holiday Light Show in Springfield, Massachusetts and I took my I-phone with me so I could get a few shots of the Holiday lights.
Taking the pictures was easy enough except I forgot to stop driving a few times and they came out a bit blurry. I didn’t want to cause an accident and totally hold up traffic so I snapped quite a few shots as best I could. My grandmother was acting as co-pilot and I think she was a bit nervous when joggers so I quelled my desire to take more shots and concentrated on the road.
When I got home, looking through my I-phone, I could see that some of my pictures on my I-phone came out pretty good. I thought they would be even better if I could see them on a bigger screen, like my computer so I tried to e-mail them to myself and that’s where I had a problem.
Apparently with the I-phone, you cannot just email photos. You have to have the right application to attach photo’s to send to your email. Fortunately I-Phone users have developed a lot of free applications and I found one that easily let me upload the 20 shots I had.
This is how I did it.
Step one: Go to the App Store
Select App Store from the iPhone main page
Step two, perform a search and choose an application
Look for “free, photo” applications by selecting search and then typing “free, photo”. I came across several options, and after I read the user comments, I decided upon ‘ePhotos Free’ by Bilsoft International.
The software introduction states that it allows multiple resolutions, provides clear photo selection process, allows multiple recipients (To/cc/bcc), uses existing mail setting, allows edit to subject line, allows text description for each photo, and saves email in draft box.
Step three: load the application
By choosing the application install button, I installed the software. It took about 2 minutes.
Step four: Use the application
After I loaded the application, I clicked on it from the home page of my iPhone and the first thing it asked me was did I want to use my current location? This is assuming you are taking pictures and sending them from that location and affects the naming convention, but it didn’t matter to me, so I said “ok”.
Step five: Set resolution and select pictures
The phone gave me a simple screen that allowed me to set the resolution of my pictures and then select the photos. By choosing ‘select photo’s’ it immediately gave me a “camera roll” option to select any of the photo’s previously saved in my photo application.
I clicked on the picture I wanted to send and it asked me if I wanted to “add” or “don’t add”. When I was finished selecting those photos I wanted to send, I chose, “Done”.
Step 6: Input email info
At the top of the screen there was an icon of a pen and paper. By selecting that, it allowed me to choose the to, cc/bb and subject lines of the email and type in my inputs.
Step 7: Send
After I typed in the information, I hit “send” and the email arrived in my computer PC box within a few minutes and the pictures were even better on a bigger display. I found this application and process to be easy to use, efficient and it gave me exactly what I was looking for. Using the free application EPhotos, free by Bilsoft International, made sending my pictures by email on my I-phone, a snap!