How to Compress Photos Into a Zip File

It is easier to send us one zip file containing all your photos when you upload them to our online order form. So, here’s some quick tips on how to compress photos into a zip file using your Apple Mac or (unfortunately) using Windows.

How to Compress Multiple Files Using Mac

Applicable to Mac OS X and higher.

  1. Open Finder
  2. Browse to the folder containing your photo files
  3. Select all the photos you would like to compress (hold down Command while you click each file)
  4. Then hold down the Option key and click one of the files
  5. Choose Compress x items
  6. You will see a new file appear called Archive.zip or similar. This is the file you will need to send us!

How to Compress Multiple Files Using Windows

Applicable to Windows XP or Windows 7.

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Browse to the folder containing your photo files
  3. Select all the photos you would like to compress (hold down Control while you click each file)
  4. Then right-click one of the files
  5. Choose Send To -> Compressed Zipped Folder
  6. You will see a new file appear called CompressedFolder.zip or similar. This is the file you will need to send us!

 

2 Comments on "How to Compress Photos Into a Zip File"

  1. karla says:

    This is SOOOOO handy!!! I love that I can use this service from home!! (and that the photos were hand delivered to me 🙂 )

    • Rosslyn says:

      Thanks Karla, so happy you found this service useful. We look forward to hand delivering more photos to you! Regards Lincoln Camera Centre Team.

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