iPhoto ‘11: Send photos by email

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Send photos by email
Get Started: Email your photos

You can email photos directly from iPhoto.

Set up a Photo Mail account

  1. Choose iPhoto > Preferences, and then click Accounts.

    If you’re in full-screen view, move your pointer to the top of the screen to make the menu bar appear.

  2. Click the Add (+) button in the lower-left corner.

  3. Click Email, and then click Add.

  4. Choose your email service provider.

    If your service provider isn’t listed, choose Other.

  5. Type the requested information.

    If you use the Mail application included with OS X, some account information might be filled in already. If you’re not sure what to type, contact your service provider.

You can set up more than one Photo Mail account by repeating these steps for each account. When you send an email, you can change the outgoing account by clicking the From pop-up menu and choosing an account.

Email photos

  1. In iPhoto, click the photos you want to send to select them.

    To select multiple photos, up to 10, hold down the Command key as you click each photo.

  2. In the toolbar, click the Share button and then choose Email from the pop-up menu.

    Your photos appear in the email window, presented within a theme, or design.

    If you haven’t yet entered email account information into iPhoto, you’ll be prompted for it here.

  3. To change the theme, select a different one from the themes shown to the right of the email.

  4. In the To field at the top of the email window, type the recipient’s email address.

  5. Type a title for the email in the Subject field.

  6. To change the placeholder text within the theme, double-click it and type your own.

    When text is selected, formatting controls appear above it. Use the controls to change the text’s font, size, and horizontal and vertical alignment.

    Image of text-editing palette
  7. When you’re ready to email your photos, click Send.

You can also set up iPhoto to email photos using OS X Mail. Choose iPhoto > Preferences, click General, and choose Mail from the “Email photos using” menu.

For more ways to share your photos, click the Browse Help button above and see the topics in “Share photos digitally.”

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015