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Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)
iPhoto 11 works with email in a new way. Rather than using an Application to send the email as before, what they have done is handle the email within iPhoto. So, you input your Email Account details - the name of your service, the account name, password, etc, and iPhoto uses that information to send the email via your account.

There's an element of swings and roundabouts in this.

Users of Apps like Thunderbird or Postbox could not email from within iPhoto in the past as those apps are not scriptable. Neither could it be used by people who use Web Mail and access their mail via a web browser. By going this way these people users have the same service as Mail/Entourage/Eudora users have.

So much for the swings: on the roundabouts, however, users of Mail (and I suspect Entourage and Eudora) have a change. Share -> Email does not work as before and you can no longer select pics within iPhoto, resize them and pass them over to their preferred application. Neither can you send photos without a Template.

However, by creating a Service sing Automator, it's perfectly possible to recreate the previous usage, though accessed a little differently. Here's one way:

1. Launch Automator

2. From the Dropdown sheet select to make a Service

3. On the Right hand side, over the large pane (under the record button) select 'Service Receives +no input+'

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3. From the Library Column (extreme left) click on Photos.

4. From the Middle Column drag 'Get Selected iPhoto Items to the large pane.

5. In the drop down on 'Get Selected Photo Items, select 'Photos'

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6. Back to the Library column, extreme left and this time click on Mail

7. Drag 'New Mail Message' to the right hand pane, under the existing 'Get iPhoto Items'

8. Drag 'Add Attachments to Front Message' under that.

9. Save it, Name it.

Now, in iPhoto select the photos you want to email

then

iPhoto Menu -> Services -> And select the Service you created.

The Mail app comes forward with your Message, with files attached.

You can resize the Photos using the option at lower right of the Mail window:

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Using the Keyboard Shortcuts in System Preferences you can choose a shortcut to do the whole thing from the keyboard.

Regards

TD

MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • paul1010 Level 1 (0 points)
    thats good it works.
  • salem801 Level 1 (0 points)
    Instead of having to go through such a process, why dont Apple realised they have messed up and bring some of the old functionality back?
  • aRKay Level 2 (205 points)
    why dont Apple realised they have messed up and bring some of the old functionality back?


    Ditto but it will never happen
  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,089 points)
    Super - Thanks Terance!

    LN
  • Terrell Smith Level 4 (3,020 points)
    aRKay wrote:
    why dont Apple realised they have messed up and bring some of the old functionality back?


    Ditto but it will never happen


    How do you know it will never happen?

    Apple is responsive to customer feedback. But they need to hear it. That's why people need to send feedback to Apple:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphoto.html

    and phone Apple Care 800-APL-CARE (800-275-2273)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,487 points)
    Knew we could count on you to come through in a crisis.


    OT
  • aRKay Level 2 (205 points)
    Terence,

    You are The Man! I have zero automator skills and your very good instructions made
    it easy..... and it works perfect.

    The new iPhoto 11 may be a keeper thanks to your tip!

    Thanks again
  • aRKay Level 2 (205 points)
    Terence,

    Your tip worked great for Apple Mail; however, I went back and tried to make
    another for Entourage and got stuck on Step #6

    6. Back to the Library column, extreme left and this time click on Mail


    I could not find Entourage that is part of Microsoft Office 2008

    I can live with using Mail but would like to try it with Entourage.
  • LarryHN Level 9 (77,089 points)
    I do not believe that Automator and Entourage are compatible

    However I just installed office 11 and now a number of Outlook items appear in my Automator mail list - I have not played with it but it appears that you will be able to use TD's solution with Outlook 11 for Mac


    LN

    Message was edited by: LarryHN
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,945 points)
    The key question is whether Entourage has Automator commands. Without them, as Larry says, they are incompatible - the two apps simply are unaware of each other. A quick google found this

    http://hintsforums.macworld.com/showthread.php?t=40436

    which might help.

    Regards

    TD
  • Jeremy Fisher Level 1 (45 points)
    Perfect, Thanks! This was really the only new feature that bugged me.
  • netnothing Level 1 (60 points)
    Why not just select the photos in iPhoto '11 and drag to the Mail icon in the dock? That still works. Don't even need to have a new email created. You can then within Mail choose Small, Med, Large or Actual Size.

    You can also drag from iPhoto '11 to Entourage 2008 and Outlook 2011. Both of these will create a new email adding the photos as full size attachments.

    -Kevin
  • aRKay Level 2 (205 points)
    You can also drag from iPhoto '11 to Entourage 2008 and Outlook 2011.
    Both of these will create a new email adding the photos as full size attachments


    Good tip and I just tried it. Too bad Entourage does not have the size box in the
    lower right like Apple's Mail. I really don't like sending full size pictures in email
    messages so I will use Terence Devlin's Automator script or drag and drop to the
    the Mail Dock Icon.

    Two very good workarounds for the slow iPhoto mailer. I got spoiled using the
    IPhoto 09 email interface with Entourage that let me select the size and the x-number
    of Great IPhotos

    Thanks again for another tip on how to mail photos using iPhoto 11.

    Message was edited by: aRKay
  • netnothing Level 1 (60 points)
    Good point. Didn't think of using anything but Apple Mail would cause full size images to be emailed with no ability to change size.

    Yeah, Apple really screwed up trying to make the emailing of photos all fancy.

    -Kevin

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