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why do the pictures I e-mail through iphoto not get sent?

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I set up my e-mail account in iphoto and sent some pictures with it.

The recipient got the e-mail but no pictures.

Is it my end or theirs? They are using Windows 7.

Thanks for any suggestions.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)

    Does their email client understand HTML email? Do they know how to use it?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)

    iPhoto sends HTML emails, and it sounds like their machines aren't set up for that.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    Make sure you have this checkbox checked in the iPhoto theme:

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    Otherwise the receipient will only get the photos in the page theme and not the actual photo files.

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    In Classic and Journal it's already selected.  At least in my library.  If it's not on yours change themes, check the box and change back. 

     

    If that doesn't work make a temporary, backup copy (if you don't already have a backup copy) of the library and try the following:

     

    1 - delete the iPhoto preference file, com.apple.iPhoto.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete iPhoto's cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

    User/Home/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto folder (Snow Leopard and Earlier).

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    or with Mt. Lion from the User/Library/Containers/com.apple.iPhoto/
    Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.iPhoto
    folder

     

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    3 - launch iPhoto and try again.

     

    NOTE: If you're moved your library from its default location in your Home/Pictures folder you will have to point iPhoto to its new location when you next open iPhoto by holding down the Option key when launching iPhoto.  You'll also have to reset the iPhoto's various preferences.

     

    NOTE 2:  In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    For those two themes the defraut setting is that it's selected and image files are automatically added to emails as attachments.  In the other themes you have the option to not attach the image files to the email.

     

    As for finding the library:

     

    NOTE: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home/Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    Let's make sure we're on the same page.  That these did you use originally?  If it wasn't the journal or classic theme was the checkbox selected?

     

     

    Is this is what you're seeing for the classic and journal themes?  That means attachments WILL BE ADDED even though it's greyed out.

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    Try creating an email with one photo, select Actual Size and then check the lower left to see what the file size of the attached photo will be.

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    Try sending a couple of photos to youself and see what happens.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)

    There really isn't a treatise on all of the features and subtilites of iPhoto.  There is a 3rd party manual that might help, iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) (English and ...).  You might try your local library to see if they have it and peruse it before buying. Or at a local book store.

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