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iPhoto '11: Import a photo sent in email

Import a photo sent in email

You can import photos that you’ve received in an email message directly into iPhoto.

To import a photo from Apple’s Mail application:

  1. Open the email message to view the photo.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Drag the photo from the email message to the main iPhoto window.

    • Click Save in the message header and choose “Add to iPhoto.”

      Image of the Add to Photo item in the Save pop-up menu

To import a photo from another email application:

  1. Open the email message to view the photo.

  2. Save the photo to your computer’s hard disk (try pressing the Control key while you click the photo and see if a Save As command is listed in the shortcut menu).

  3. Open iPhoto, and then choose File > “Import to Library.”

  4. In the Import Photos window that appears, locate the photo you want to import, and then click Import.

To import a photo from your webmail account, including iCloud, Google Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or Microsoft Hotmail webmail accounts:

  1. Open the email message to view the photo.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If you’re using the Safari Internet browser, press the Control key while you click the image in the email message, and then choose “Add Image to iPhoto Library.”

    • If you’re using another Internet browser, press the Control key while you click the image in the email message, and then choose a save option from the shortcut menu.

      Depending on the Internet browser you’re using, you may have to follow additional onscreen instructions.

      After you save the photo to a location on your hard disk, you can import the photo to your iPhoto library.

Last Modified: Apr 23, 2013
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