Many thanks Sharial for the software help!
I am now using, Picassa 2 as an organizer/picture editor and FlipAlbum to put together an e-book.
Here are three pictures I ran through the process. Took 2mb pictures, enhanced them.
Picture 1 is 15kb.
Picture 2 is 26kb
Picture 3 is 60 kb.
I think that they look ok and will email easily.