So what can i do to fix this
You do not "save photos to iPhoto" - You import photos into iPhoto
What version of iPhoto do you have? Exactly what are you trying to do and exactly how?
OK it's simple. I just got a new airbook today. i had same problem. You need to do it in two steps
1) click on the picture in mail
2) then hold down control key and click on picture once more
the share, export to iphoton window options will then pop up
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