9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 8:38 AM by Terence Devlin
sfsv Level 1 Level 1

I occasionally send snapshots to people in e-mail.  I use the "Share" button in iPhoto and choose e-mail, usually picking the "medium" size.

 

I want this to send my photos as altered.  It always sends the original. 

 

So I spend a while cropping the photo, correcting the color balance, adding effects, etc. -- and nobody except me ever sees that.  How do I get the photo that I actually want them to see to turn up in the e-mail message?  Surely I shouldn't have to go through the hassle of File:Exporting each photo...


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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Correct, you shouldn't.

     

     

    As a Test:

     

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

     

     

    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • sfsv Level 1 Level 1

    In the new (test) library, it all works like I expect it to.  Is there a way to fix my real library?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Option 1

    Back Up and try rebuild the library: hold down the command and option (or alt) keys while launching iPhoto. Use the resulting dialogue to rebuild. Choose to Rebuild iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup.

     

    If that fails:

     

    Option 2

    Download iPhoto Library Manager and use its rebuild function. This will create a new library based on data in the albumdata.xml file. Not everything will be brought over - no slideshows, books or calendars, for instance - but it should get all your albums and keywords back.

     

    Because this process creates an entirely new library and leaves your old one untouched, it is non-destructive, and if you're not happy with the results you can simply return to your old one. .

     

    Regards

     

    TD

  • sfsv Level 1 Level 1

    I'm going to try option #1, but first I need to make a secure backup. 

     

    Simply creating the new (test) library seems to have helped.  The cropping is now being sent to Apple Mail (I send photos through Apple Mail rather than iPhoto), although effects (like sepia toning) are not.  Perhaps creating the new library reset some bit somewhere.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    It forced the cache to rebuild, and that's possibly the problem.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • sfsv Level 1 Level 1

    I have a new theory:  it seems to matter what I've been doing.  If I'm in the "edit" tab, then it sends the original, and if I'm in the "info" tab, it sends the modified one.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Very odd.

     

    I've just run a batch of tests and sorry but I can't confirm that as a bug. No matter what panel is open it sends the correct version for me.

     

    What if you have no panel open?

  • sfsv Level 1 Level 1

    It works correctly with no panel, no matter which panel was open immediately before.  (I doubt that it matters, but I'm using sepia tone on a randomly selected photo [different ones on different days] in my tests, because it's obvious whether the attached photo is brightly colored or brown.)

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    I was using B&W for the same reason. But now I've tried with Sepia and I can confirm your findings. That's a bug but it seems to be limited to the Sepia filter for some reason.

     

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback and report it as a bug.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD