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In Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac Essential Training, Ted LoCascio teaches casual photographers how to organize, edit, and share their digital image libraries using this powerful software package from Adobe. He tours the included Adobe Bridge application, used for importing and organizing photographs, and explores every feature of Elements itself. He demonstrates how to navigate the Elements workspace, which is used to correct and improve images, combine them into projects, and produce slideshows, photo books, web galleries, and more. Ted also explains how to get the most out of each editing mode, and shares tips for correcting, retouching, and sharpening photographs. Example files accompany the course.
Half the fun of taking digital photographs is sharing them with your friends and family. One of the most common ways to share photos is to send them as attachments in an email. With this movie I would like to show you how to use the email controls available in Bridge. I'm currently in the Bridge application and I'm viewing the images in our catalog images folder inside of the exercise files that is what we're seeing here in the Content panel. What I would like to do is filter down what is being displayed in the Content panel and only show those images that I have applied a five star rating to. Those are my favorite images; those are the ones that I want to share with my family and friends using email. So I'm going to go ahead and click on the 5-Star rating here in the Filter panel. Now I'm only viewing those images.
Next thing I want to do is email all of these as attachments in a single email. To do that, I can go on to the File menu here in the Bridge and choose Attach To Email. Notice that I don't even have to select the images in the Content panel. As long as I want to send everything that is visible in here then all of these will be attached. So we will click on Attach To Email. It's going to go through and locate my default email application, which on this computer is Apple Mail. Now keep in mind that this feature in Bridge and Elements does not always work with every email application that is out there. Some of them it may not be compatible with, but I do know that Apple Mail works here and I know that Microsoft Entourage works as well. So definitely try it if you're using those as your default email client. So now we can go ahead and send this. I'm going go ahead and send this to myself. There we go and we will type in a Subject something like 'New Enzo photos attached,' something like that and then we can scroll through here and preview those inside of the email.
If you would like to type in a message above the attachments here, you could. Go here and just type in this area in front of the photograph something like, Here are some Enzo photos, something like that. All right, so you got a little message up here, you can maybe even put a signature, Ted. If you want to change the image size, you can choose that from down here. I wouldn't choose Actual Size because that would be way too large for an email. I would choose Small, Medium or Large. It's defaulting to Medium. If that is too much because you have got too many pictures then you may want to choose Small.
Notice that it says in the tools up there 320x240, it is giving you the actual size. At least here in Apple Mail it is. And there is a smaller size or we can choose the larger size. It just depends on how large the attachments are going to end up being. Right here it says it is 15.6 MB at the large size. That is kind of large, a lot of times you can only send 10 MB or under. I know through my email account that is usually what it needs to be. So let us go back to Medium, take a look. That's only 5.4 MB. So that should work pretty good. We will stick with Medium, we can go ahead and now that we're through setting this up go ahead and click Send.
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