1792 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2006 3:36 PM by Fizikci
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The simply way only works if you use Mail to send your emails, not a webmail interface like gmail.com. You know, you can setup Gmail as a POP account in Mail. Then just choose the picture in iPhoto and click the Email button.
However, if you wish to continue to use the webmail interface (or another email app like Eudora) then you must choose the picture in iPhoto and choose to Share -> Export. Choose your desktop and I suggest that you scale large images to no more than 640 along the largest dimension. With Gmail, this is not such an issue, but the reader still has to download it. Then once it is on your desktop, you can attach it using the Choose method you describe. Then you can delete the file from you desktop after you send the email.
There is not advisable way to get the actual photo from where iPhoto stores it other than exporting it as noted.
You can create you own backup anywhere you wish, however, there is not automatic way to do such.
iPhoto stores its pictures based on film roll dates and within a complex folder hierarchy that if altered will cause problems in iPhoto. Therefore it is best not to access these directly.
Now, you may be able to use Automator to create a workflow that exports all (or select) photos to a desired location. Then you can tie this workflow to an iCal event to have it run periodically. I do similar to backup iTunes purchased music.