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When it comes to construction projects, a picture is worth a thousand words — maybe even a thousand bucks, if it can prevent a mistake. By now, almost all contractors are accustomed to sending and receiving drawings by fax, but few consider using e-mail because they think it's only for text messages. Not so. With a couple of simple software tools, you can share just about any image or document imaginable. Format conflicts. One obstacle to working with images via e-mail is that not all imaging software is compatible. For example, MIME (multipurpose Internet mail extensions) refers to a standard that allows e-mail to be exchanged between all the different systems that coexist on the Internet. But unless everyone who