3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2013 11:24 AM by Old Toad
IanMills78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I am having an issue in being able to attach photos to emails.


When using Mail, if I choose to attach files (photos) to the email, the following dialogue box appears (as expected!):


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However, there is no way to browse through and select different photos as required. Instead, I tried to select 'photos' from the Media location in th eleft hand menu. Again, another dialogue box, slightly different this time:


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It says to open iPhoto.... but even when it is already open, the photos do not appear in the list as it suggests they should.


I appreaciate there are other ways of attaching photos, but they arent as staright forward as far as I know! And this is quite frustrating!


Can anyone help?


Many Thanks in advance....






iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Trouble attaching photos....
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    That's not how you find the photos in an iPhoto library to add to an email.  Use the Media Browser that's in the new mail tool bar. 


    If it's not there then go to the View  ➙ Customize Toolbar menu and add it.




    Or, after setting up Mail as your email client in iPhoto's General Preference pane,




    select the photos you want to email use the Share buttons and select Email



    For more info on accessing photos in an iPhoto liblrary see this User Tip by Terence Devlin. It is the best treatise on How to Access Photos (for use outside of iPhoto):  How to Access Files in iPhoto


    NOTE: you should not access the photos in the iPhoto library from the Finder as you have in your screenshots. That can easily cause damage/corruption to the library.





  • 2. Re: Trouble attaching photos....
    IanMills78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Thanks for reply...

    It sort of helps.




    I do have the photo browser in the Mail toolbar. When I click on that I get the same dialogue box as shown in original post (the second screen shot). Same problem... even with iPhoto open, I cannot see the photos to select them. I know that photos can be shared through iPhoto itslef, but surely I should be able to do it through Mail as well.


    Any other ideas?


    Thanks again




  • 3. Re: Trouble attaching photos....
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    If you're getting a Finder window when you click on the Photo Browser button in Mail then the problem lies with Mail not performing as it should.  Not sure of the fixes for that but you can try moving these files to the Desktop, rebooting, launch iPhoto and then Mail.






    These files are located in your Users/Home/Library/Preferences folder.


    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.