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I have my email and ancient copy of Photoshop set up on an older Macintosh that is no longer capable of running Firestorm or the SL Viewer at any speed. I usually visit Second Life on an old PC that was set up for gaming.

I take photos by emailing them to myself from the old PC to the old Mac. Sometimes the emailed photos disappear enroute and I can't find any rhyme or reason for it. I spent some time yesterday with my email provider trying to figure out if there was a problem on that end, but didn't get an answer. Other email (not sent from Second Life) seems to be getting through.

Anyone else have a similar situation or a possible solution? I have been thinking about learning Gimp and putting it on the old PC so that I could take photos by taking screen capture as I used to, but I'm leery of burdening the old PC too much.

Any help would be welcome. Thank you. 

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7 hours ago, Rufferta said:

a possible solution

There are a number of possible solutions:

  • Upload directly to Flickr from your viewer on your PC, then download from Flickr on your Mac.
  • Save the pic you take to disk and THEN email to yourself so that if delivery fails somehow, you can try again. 
  • Save the pic to disk and send it to your other machine via your network (assuming you have a home network)
  • Save the pic to a USB flash drive (also known as USB stick) and transfer the file to your mac that way.
  • Use GIMP on your PC as you have been thinking of. As long as the pics aren't too large in file size, your PC should be fine. 

There are probably a few other possible solutions that I haven't mentioned, so don't think of this as your only options 🙂

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3 hours ago, Fritigern Gothly said:

There are a number of possible solutions:

  • Upload directly to Flickr from your viewer on your PC, then download from Flickr on your Mac.
  • Save the pic you take to disk and THEN email to yourself so that if delivery fails somehow, you can try again. 
  • Save the pic to disk and send it to your other machine via your network (assuming you have a home network)
  • Save the pic to a USB flash drive (also known as USB stick) and transfer the file to your mac that way.
  • Use GIMP on your PC as you have been thinking of. As long as the pics aren't too large in file size, your PC should be fine. 

There are probably a few other possible solutions that I haven't mentioned, so don't think of this as your only options 🙂

Thank you. I will try these ideas and find out what works best.

Later: It turned out that I could do a screen capture using Windows, send it to email on the Windows machine, then pick it up on the Mac.  Thank you for making me think.

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