How many of you out there know someone who simply wants to send pictures by email but has no clue about how big the darn things are? Attach, attach, clickety-click and then off goes a 10mb email... Man this is crazytown. Why is there no thought given to this for email clients like kmail and evolution?
This is a cry-out to the boffins to please (pretty, pretty please) create some kind of layer between the images attached and the email sent that will:
- Compress them in scale and size to a target size (see Phatch if you think this can't be done!)
- Limit the total Kb size of all the attachments so that it tells Aunt Sue, "Please remove a few pictures because this email is too big to send."
I have crafted two (horrible) solutions to the second route, one for kmail and another for evolution. I can't get my brain around how to do this from the first route -- the answer for evolution is some kind of plugin, but that's a step too far for me right now.
My solutions for kmail and evolution can be a subject for another blog if anyone is interested...