I often get a lot of picture attachments. Instead of opening them one by one can I get them to display all at once so I can scroll through them easily or open them as a slideshow?
Only when they were inserted via Insert-> Picture, Outlook will show pictures in the message body. When pictures were attached via Insert-> Attach File, Outlook will show them as attachment as well and you’ll need to open them one by one to see them.
To open them as a slideshow you’d first need to save them all to a folder, then open that folder in Explorer and from there you can launch the build-in slideshow feature of Windows XP or Windows Vista.
To directly start a slideshow from within Outlook you can use the Picture Attachments Wizard addin by Collaborative Innovations.
Besides offering you slideshow functionality, it will also allow you to;
- view thumbnails of all your picture attachments directly in an email
- export all the pictures from a selection of emails
- automatically save your attachments to a folder (not just pictures)
- convert images (resize, rotate, different file format, etc…) before sending or save changes to the original email
- directly open multiple pictures in your favorite editor
- view picture details such as dimensions, size, resolutions but also EXIF information directly from the camera such as camera model, shutter speed, flash mode, exposure time making it a great addition for when you are into photography as well
- quite some more…