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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09 Apps
When iPhoto '11 was released, how you shared your photos changed. Instead of sending photos as simple attachments, they were now imbedded within the message using iPhoto as your Email client. To share photos as simple attachments meant exporting your photos by selecting, File - Export, and saving them for later use in an Email. For most users, this was not an acceptable.

The iPhoto 9.1.1 update fixes this issue but you must navigate to iPhotos preferences after updating to do so. in iPhoto '11, go to iPhoto's Preferences and select General » Email photos using: and choose Mail or whichever other email client you use. Now when you select Share in iPhoto, you can select the file size you wish to send and compose your message in you favorite email client.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described.]
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I must be missing something...
Authored by: dkiechle on Dec 30, '10 03:54:15PM

What am I missing here? When I set the preference to "iPhoto" (which is what it is by default), select image(s) in iPhoto, use share by email, take the Classic template, and mail off the result, how is this different from using the Mail app to send the photo(s)? You get to choose the file size just like with Mail, but you also get many additional templates you don't have in the normal email client. To me, this hint explains how to have fewer options when emailing photos, hence my question: what am I missing?



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I must be missing something...
Authored by: Unsoluble on Dec 31, '10 08:29:01AM

What you don't get within iPhoto are all the other features of your email client (which might not be Mail.app, by the way). Including, but not limited to: The CC and BCC fields; not being limited to a tiny text box for your message; and sending plaintext instead of HTML formatting.

[Edit: The "Classic" template added in the 9.1.1 update doesn't restrict you to a small text box, and possibly also sends as plaintext. So it's closer to the same, but still no carbon copy fields alas.]

Edited on Dec 31, '10 08:31:28AM by Unsoluble



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I must be missing something...
Authored by: dkiechle on Dec 31, '10 08:51:07AM

OK, that makes sense, but it has nothing to do with the reasons given by the OP (i.e., inability to specify the size of the attachments). Anyway, thanks for the clarification.



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I must be missing something...
Authored by: Unsoluble on Dec 31, '10 09:55:48AM

Yeah, I think the submitter probably missed the new Classic template, as I did.



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: davidduff on Dec 30, '10 08:46:53PM

the hint is correct. without this hint you can still go to mail.app, compose an email, and then add photos via the photo browser. this functionality is unchanged.

alternatively, you can select photos in iphoto and drag them onto mail in the dock to create a new message with the selected images attached.

these two methods of composing mail with photos attached are unchanged.



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: BMarsh on Dec 31, '10 09:13:19AM

You can also drag pictures from iPhoto onto the Mail icon in the dock, it will open a new message with the images attached, you can specify in Mail the size of the images (small, medium, large, full) and have all normal mail features.



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: BW on Jan 01, '11 08:48:48AM

I tried this very thing, but no matter which size of photo file I select (small, medium, large or actual size) they all appear in the new Mail message as small.

Anyone else find this?



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: TonyT on Jan 01, '11 10:17:57AM

So, now posting Application Preferences is a hint?
Here's a hint: When you update an App, read the release notes.
("This update adds new email options to iPhoto '11. It also improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues."

Edited on Jan 01, '11 10:22:48AM by TonyT



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: Unsoluble on Jan 02, '11 10:35:00AM

On behalf of the site and all its users, let me apologise for wasting your time.



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: TonyT on Jan 03, '11 06:31:04AM

No problem, just don't let it happen again :-)



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: michaelj on Jan 04, '11 08:27:56AM

The point of this hint is that people have gotten used to sending photos via email in certain ways over the years and iPhoto '11 took away one of those options, which frustrated many users. I saw it firsthand with my wife - all of a sudden, it was time to mail out holiday pics and she didn't understand the new interface she was presented with. Letting people know that the 9.1.1 software update brought this method of sending photos back is important for some of us that don't always get around to reading the release notes, which are typically very vague in Apple's case.



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: TonyT on Jan 04, '11 04:00:22PM

Which is why I gave the hint: "When you update an App, read the release notes", which were very clear for this iPhoto update.



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I want more templates
Authored by: Mr. Zooterpust on Jan 04, '11 08:08:45AM

Maybe I'm too easy to please, but I think the new feature in iPhoto that offers email templates is terrific. Now what I want is the ability to get more templates for it. I have some of the basic templates from Equinux, which I love, but I hate their licensing terms. (You can have the stationery active only on one computer at a time and, for example, must de-license it on your iMac before you can use it on you MacBookPro and vice versa. That's just way too clunky and way too restrictive for my taste, so my first purchase from them was also my last.)

So, Apple, how about more templates for iPhoto?



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Share iPhoto '11 Photos a la iPhoto '09
Authored by: Yilofall on Jan 04, '11 05:13:06PM

I have not bought iPhoto 11 because of the change to the way pictures were handled, so I really appreciate the hint. I know one can drag and drop and copy and paste, I love that , but that is not the way I send photos most of the time. One of the features I loved the must was select photos and and then select email. Now that it is back I will buy the upgrade.



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