How to email photos from iPhoto

June 14, 2011 in Email, iPhoto

iPhoto is a handy tool for organizing and editing your photo collection. In recent articles I showed you how to attach photos from your iPhoto library to emails in Apple Mail and in GMail.

But you can also email photos right from iPhoto. Not only is it convenient if you are already browsing your photo collection, but iPhoto’s “Share Email” feature makes it easy to create beautiful looking emails in a variety of professional-looking layouts. Watch this video to see how.

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As I mentioned at the end of the video, to enable this cool feature in iPhoto, you need to tell iPhoto about your email account. Go to iPhoto Preferences and then click on the Accounts tab. To add an account, click the + button in the lower left. An “Add Account…” window like this should pop up:

iPhoto Add Account window

iPhoto Add Account window

Next, select the “Email” option and click the “Add” button. You should then see a “Choose Service…” window like this:

iPhoto Add Email Account window

iPhoto Add Email Account window

Select the type of email account you have and then fill out the details about the account (email address, password, etc.). Once complete, your iPhoto Accounts window should look something like this:

iPhoto Email Account Added

iPhoto Email Account Added

Now you’re ready to create great-looking emails to give your photos the attention they deserve!

BONUS TIP: If you want a copy of all your hard work, go to iPhoto Preferences, then the Advanced tab, and check the “Automatically Bcc myself” box like this:

iPhoto Advanced Preference - Automatically Bcc myself

iPhoto Advanced Preference - Automatically Bcc myself

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