I'm running OS 10.6.8 and using mac's mail program called "Mail". I'm sending pictues, JPEG format. Get info says the file size is 2.3 mb. I send the picture, and somehow the file is compressed to about a tenth of the file size, and is quite small physically when displayed. An attempt to zoom in shows the picture to be severely pixellated. Now, I am at a loss as to why this compression is happening, and why the picture is getting shrunk so much. Doesn't seem to matter how darn big the picture is when I send it, when it arrives it is shrunken and useless when zoomed larger. What am I doing wrong? If my apparently failing memory serves me, I never had this problem in years past. I'm so frustrated now, I can't think straight. tom koehler -- I will find a way or make one.