Originally posted by Burp
I intend to send an email to some people at work (with bananas) when I leave in 2 months' time. This will be by delayed send via Outlook. There will be attachments (word doc) and I would like to send a couple of Disney pictures (not copyright) to someone in absentia. This will be a JPG (or is GIF better?) as the main body of the email.
GIF is an indexed colour format, meaning an image can carry at maximum of 256 colours. If you save something with more than 256 individual colours, it'll best guess, each pixel being recolored to the closest available match. You'll lose colour depth. Save an existing JPG photo as a GIF and you'll see what I mean. Can have a transparent background colour.
JPG is an efficient compromise for photographs, providing excellent size to detail ratio for natural photographic images, but the compression algorithm that keeps the files small is specfically designed for photographs. Doesn't fare as well with hard edged images created on computers.
PNG is the replacement for GIF. Again, transparent background colour is available and no effective colour restriction, and lossless too, which means no artefacting on hard lines as you'd get on a JPG. Best option if the images are small or the client doesn't care about large emails.
My simple mind thinks I do the emails now. Put them on hold and even though I'll have left a few days before the system will just send them as directed.
Link on delayed send. You need to take additional steps.
What can go wrong and will it work? I assume/hope they won't erase my pc and profile immediately but if they do my idea won't work.
Is this right? Do I, for example, need to hide the pictures (they are Disney, this is not code for anything worse, like Pixar) in a shared folder?
If you follow that Microsoft advice, the emails will go out on times.
The images will be encoded into each email, and will live in your Outbox until the time comes.
What if I want to add a hyperlink to a document in a shared folder (thinks it won't be deleted). What will happen?
If your shared folder is accessible via the Public Internet, you're fine.
If you're linking to a shared folder on your network, it won't work.