Emailing your photos with Windows Live Photo Gallery may be one of the best options to deliver your photos across the web to friends and family. This is because WLPG (Windows Live Photo Gallery) used Microsoft SkyDrive, a site developed for uploading media. Because Your emails are sent to SkyDrive, you are able to send as many pictures as you want without filling the end users email box.

You can get WLPG with windows update or by going to Microsoft’s download website. Once installed it can be found in the start menu as its own icon called “Windows Live Photo Gallery” or you can type “Windows Live Photo Gallery” in the “Start” search bar.

To email photos with WLPG you will need a Windows Live account. If you do not yet have one, you can sign up at If you already have a windows live ID, it will ask you to enter your credentials. You will also need a mail application installed, like “Windows Live Mail” or “Outlook”.

To begin emailing photos, select one or multiple photos you would like to send. After selecting your photos, click on the icon to the top right labeled “Photo email”. This will open your default mail application with a new mail message. The mail message will contain thumbnails of all the images that you have selected. At the top, you are able to enter an album name that describes your photos. Under that you will find links for viewing a slide show or downloading all images at once. These are very useful for the recipient of the email. Once you are done entering a recipients email address and subject, simply press “Send”.

When your recipient receives there email, they will be impressed with the layout. Not only will they see all the photos neatly lined up, they can expand any image just by clicking on it. If your recipient has WLPG they will get a very nice preview window with slideshow capabilities. If they want to download all the photos at once, they can simply click “DOWNLOAD ALL”.

One drawback to using SkyDrive is that there is an expiration, by default, on your album. The default expiration date for albums is three months. If you would like to change the default, you will need to login to SkyDrive online through your internet browser.

Windows Live Photo Gallery is a great application for many things. One of those many things is emailing photos. With a few simple clicks you can send as many photos as you want to your friends and family.


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