Email a screenshot in Windows 7: as file attachment or inline
Once you take a screenshot in Windows 7, you can either paste it in a document of your choice, save the screenshot on your computer, or email the screenshot to someone else: this short tutorial explains two ways in which you can send someone a screenshot by email: you can email it as a regular file attachment, the first method, or email it "inline" - which means that the screenshot will appear inside the body (content) of the email message, sparing the recipients from having to double-click on a file attachment to see the image contained in the screenshot.
Send a screenshot picture as email attachment
There are several approaches to emailing a screenshot as attachment, and we'll show you the two most convenient ones.
Go to the email program or webmail service you use to send messages: then, click on "Attach a file" (or something approaching), and navigate to the location on your PC where you saved the screenshot. The image below shows how to attach a file to a message using Hotmail:
The other method, perhaps more practical, assumes (1) that you have an email program installed on your computer, and (2) that you have configured your default email client for Windows 7 (this is automatically done when one or more email programs are installed on your PC, but you can change this setting at any time). Right-click on the saved screenshot file, choose "Send To", and pick "Mail Recipient", as shown below:
A new window will open in your default email client: just pick a sender, optionally type a message, and click "Send"!
Email a screenshot "inline"
In some cases, the easiest (for both you and the email recipient) is to send the screenshot "inline", or inside the content of the message itself: to see if your email program supports pasting images from the Windows 7 clipboard, just hit Ctrl+V while inside the email body. If it doesn't work, you'll need to send the screenshot as email attachment. (Emailing screenshots inline works with Microsoft Outlook, for example.)