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Sending photos by email


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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12

with Jan Kabili

Video: Sending photos by email

Elements offers lots of different ways that you can share your photos directly from the program with family and friends. The sharing options are located at the top of the organizer in the Share menu. Among the many options here is the option to send email attachments, which means the ability to automatically attach photos from Elements to an email that you're creating in your email program. Now, before you use the email attachments feature, you need to tell Elements which email program you use. So, I'm going to cancel out of this menu and come over to the preferences, which are located in the Edit menu on a PC or under Adobe Photoshop Elements on a Mac.

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Up and Running with Photoshop Elements 12
2h 5m Beginner Sep 25, 2013

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Join photographer and teacher Jan Kabili as she introduces the photo organizing, editing, and sharing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. This course begins with a look at Elements Organizer, a workspace that makes it easier than ever to import photos. Next, Jan explores the photo-enhancement features in the Quick Edit workspace, from correcting color and lighting to quick retouching. Then graduate to the Expert Edit view, which provides tools for selecting portions of images, compositing multiple images, straightening crooked photos, and more. Last, Jan returns to the Organizer to show you how to tag photos with keywords and create albums, and introduces Elements 12's features for emailing photos and sharing them on Twitter.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos from a hard drive or camera
  • One-click editing with Instant Fix
  • Making Quick Edits to color and lighting
  • Adding effects in Quick Edit
  • Straightening with content-aware fill
  • Retouching
  • Working with folders and files in the Organizer
  • Keyword tagging
  • Making albums
  • Sharing photos via email or social media
Subject:
Photography
Software:
Photoshop Elements Elements
Author:
Jan Kabili

Sending photos by email

Elements offers lots of different ways that you can share your photos directly from the program with family and friends. The sharing options are located at the top of the organizer in the Share menu. Among the many options here is the option to send email attachments, which means the ability to automatically attach photos from Elements to an email that you're creating in your email program. Now, before you use the email attachments feature, you need to tell Elements which email program you use. So, I'm going to cancel out of this menu and come over to the preferences, which are located in the Edit menu on a PC or under Adobe Photoshop Elements on a Mac.

In the Preferences, I'll go to the Sharing category, and in the Email Client menu there, I'm going to choose the email client that I use. If you're on a Mac your options will be different here. But I'm on a PC and I'm going to select Microsoft Outlook, and then I'll click OK. So now I can go back to the Share menu, and down to email attachments, and in the panel bin on the right there are now in number of fields. I'll just start at the top and work my way down through these. The first thing I need to do is select one or more photos, and drag those over here into the media bin in the column on the right.

That's the photo that I am going to attach to this particular email. And then in the next field if this were not already a JPEG as it happens to be, I would make sure that convert photos to JPEGs were checked because JPEG is the best format for sending photos by email. It keeps your photos small And still looking good. From the next field, I can choose the size of the photo that I want to attach to this email. To keep the download as fast as possible, and avoid cluttering up my recipient's inbox, I like to keep the photos that I send by email relatively small. So, I'll choose small here.

I'll leave the quality which is the JPEG compression quality at its default. The higher that you pull this slider, the better the photo may look, but the larger it will be. And then, I'll go down to the recipients area. Now, if you haven't already created recipients in your Element contact book, then you won't see anything in this field. Let me show you what the contact book looks like. To access the contact book click the little symbol of a person and a sun over here, and here's my contact book where I already happen to have one entry. If you want to make a new entry then click New Contact and that will open another screen like this where you can enter information about your contact including the important email address.

I'll cancel out of there and I am just going to keep my one contact here for now, so I'll click OK. And I'll see in this field a list of all of the contacts in my contact book and I can just check off one or more of those contacts to whom I want to send this email. So now I am done setting things up, I am going to click the next button. And now what's happening is that Elements is calling my email program and telling it to create an email message with this photo attached. I'm going to minimize Element so that I can see that email message.

And you can do that from the top right on a PC or the top left on a Mac. Here you can see an email message in my email client, Microsoft Outlook, and notice that the message has automatically been addressed with the contact that I selected in Elements. The photo that I selected in the organizer has been automatically attached to this email and a subject and message have even been written for me. I can change those so I'll type Photo from Paris instead of the default and I'm going to eliminate this line about finding out more about Elements Organizer.

And I'll type a greeting. Hi Jess, and a salutation. Au revoir Jan and then all I have to do is click the Send button and that will send this email off to Jess. Now if you are working in a different email program of course your message may look slightly different, but the principle is the same which is that the organizer will automatically attach photos to your email messages for you

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