2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2008 6:13 PM by LarryHN
KL2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
This may not be an iPhoto issue and rather an email issue but since I do not know how to fix the problem maybe someone here will....

When I attach a photo from iPhoto and send it via my gmail account and the receiver opens the attachment the picture is massive and cannot be seen in one screen. You have to scroll to see the entire picture but you are never able to see the entire thing at once. How do I get the picture to open the size of the current screen and no larger?
Thanks, KL

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,150 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. Read TD's treatise on file access for use outside of iPhoto.

    That being said I believe there's a GMail plugin available: Digg - iPhoto Plugin: iPhoto2Gmail. You can give it a try.

    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (70,775 points)

    Welcome tot he Apple user discussion forums

    Set Gmail up in Apple mail and use the (Actual, large, medium, small) setting in the Mail compose window

    Or export the photo and set the size smaller