I am trying to send photos as attachments using email (default app) on my WP 8.1 (Lumia 540). It re-sizes files to ~500 KBs (from 7 MB file). I am actually sending these file for printing and these re-sized files will result into bad prints. I tried hotmail as well gmail accounts, but does same. Also tried to attach photos as files (from files app and from gallery), it still re-sizing files.

Is there any way to send full size photos as attachments from WP.

Note- I was able to send full size photos from outlook app from android phone.

  • Does the resizing occurs even when you are connected to a Wi-Fi? If not it may be due to mobile data saving.
    – Kolappan N
    Feb 9 '16 at 17:17
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    Yes, this happens even with wi-fi Mar 10 '16 at 11:14
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    I have updated to Windows 10 Mobile. This is working with this update. Mar 10 '16 at 11:18
  • You mean your problem got solved with W10 update? Then why not share it and accept it as an answer as other people will get to know this.
    – Kolappan N
    Mar 10 '16 at 11:23
  • @Kolappan, Yes, problem got solved with W10M. I will add it as answer. Mar 11 '16 at 10:45

Zip the photos into one .7z archive using 8-zip and send the archive as attachment....wp might not resize in this case...
You may also try renaming it to .xyz ,so that wp may not try to compress it like it does for photos

  • Thanks for work around. This will not display preview of photos and also receiver need to extract the file (one more task). Feb 17 '16 at 12:23
  • have you tried renaming it to .xyz
    – Aadhil RF
    Feb 17 '16 at 14:20

This is a limitation with Windows Phone 8.1.

I have updated to Windows 10 Mobile. Mail client (Outlook) with Windows 10 Mobile is able to send full size photos and other files too. It also supports many more features like text formatting, inset picture, etc.

  • You can mark your reply as answer so that this question will be marked as answered (else it will still be left as unanswered). Also change "life" in your answer to "like".
    – Kolappan N
    Mar 11 '16 at 10:55

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