Inserting Images Inline With AIM Mail or AOL Mail

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, you should be able to cut down on typing by sending pictures — as long as inserting them is easy. In AIM Mail and AOL Mail, it is — drag and drop easy.

Insert Images Inline in Emails with AIM Mail or AOL Mail

  • While composing the email in AIM Mail or AOL Mail, position the text cursor where you want the image to appear.
  • Click the Insert pictures into your mail button in the composition toolbar.
  • Find and double-click the desired image.

AIM Mail and AOL Mail automatically resizes the inserted image to a smaller size. To change the picture size:

  • Position the mouse cursor over the image whose size you want to change.
  • Click the menu button in the image's top left corner.
  • Pick the desired size under Size.
    • Note that changing the display size of the image in your email will not change the size of the image itself. If you insert a large picture and have AIM Mail or AOL Mail resize it, the download may still be large and slow. Resize the picture to more handy proportions before inserting it to reduce download sizes.

To delete any image from your message while composing:

  • Move the mouse cursor over the unwanted picture.
  • Click the x button in the image's top right corner.

Insert Remote Images Inline in Emails with AIM Mail or AOL Mail

To send an image that you found or put on the web alongside the text from AIM Mail or AOL Mail:

  • Make sure the image is located at a web server.
  • Locate the image on the website or open it directly in your browser.
    • If the image appears on a page together with other items:
    • Click on the image with the right mouse button.
    • Select View Image from the menu.
  • Hit Ctrl-A (Windows, Linux) or Command-A (Mac) to select the image.
  • Hit Ctrl-C (Windows, Linux) or Command-C (Mac).
  • Position the cursor in the AIM Mail or AOL Mail message where you want the image to appear.
  • Hit Ctrl-V (Windows, Linux) or Command-V.
    • In many browsers, can also drag and drop the desired image from the original site into a message you are composing in AIM Mail or AOL Mail.
  • If you use an image uploaded to a free image hosting service, insert a link to the full picture below.
  • Continue composing the email message.

To delete any image from your message while composing:

  • Highlight the image with the mouse.
  • Press Del.