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Using design templates for email


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One of my favorite enhancements in this version of iPhoto is what they've done with email. And you may be thinking, well, you know, email is email. Now look what iPhoto does here.

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iPhoto is elegant and easy to use, and comes preinstalled on Macs running the OS X Mavericks operating system. iPhoto is a natural choice for photographers who want to keep their photo libraries organized and make simple image enhancements. Join author and photographer Derrick Story as he shows how to curate, enhance, and share your photos with iPhoto. He'll also review special features, like creating perfectly sized email attachments, custom greeting cards, and animated slideshows. Plus, learn how to back up your images with iCloud and make sure you never lose an important photo again.

Topics include:
  • Importing images
  • Making one-click adjustments with the Quick Fix tool
  • Adding effects
  • Using the Share menu
  • Sharing photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr
  • Making a print
  • Backing up iPhoto to iCloud
Subject:
Photography
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Derrick Story

Using design templates for email

One of my favorite enhancements in this version of iPhoto is what they've done with email. And you may be thinking, well, you know, email is email. It is not, and I'm going to show exactly what I'm talking about. So, I want to send an email to a friend, and I want to lure him up to my home, Sonoma County in the fall. So I'm going to send him some of these pictures here. I've selected three. I held down the Cmd key to select the images that I want, and I'm going to go to Share menu and I'm going to go up to Mail. Now look what iPhoto does here. So let me just walk you through this. We'll start with the templates themselves, which are quite beautiful. You can start with Classic, which is your regular just stack images on top of one another. >> But then they go on from there to give you all these different looks. And some of them are quite outstanding.

Different looks for different types of emails. Can you imagine getting this in the mail from somebody going, wow, this person's very artistic. We're going to use Postcard, which is one of my favorites. And I'll just walk you through the various little steps here. First of all, you have to choose, which email account you're going to send it from. If you've set up multiple email accounts inside of iPhoto, and remember you do that in Preferences, under Accounts, then they will show up here in the From. So I'll choose my dstory@mac.com.

Next, I have my photos here, and if I don't like the way that they're arranged, I can change some around. Just by dragging and dropping. Isn't that nice? So I sort of like that one there, and we'll do this one here, I think that works well. And when a photo's selected, I can zoom in if I want, to move in a little tighter, but I like these the way that they are. Now, I'm just going to have to add a message here. So let's say, come visit me.

Excellent. And we'll give this one a title. We'll just call it Vineyard. Just like that. I think everything looks very good here. Now down here, we have some choice on how big the photos are. Optimize is the default, and a lot of times it's a great way to go especially when you are using a template like this. But you do have other options. For example, you can send smaller images. All the way up to actual size. And that is selected down here. And you'll notice that when I choose one of these, let's say Large, that this information right here will tell me exactly how big the attachment is that I'm sending.

See that right here? We'll go back to Optimize, which is usually right below Large. There we go. I think we're set, we're ready to go. Let's just send it to, I'll send it to myself on this one. Now I've tested this many times, and, they come through, just as you see them here on almost every type of email client, we're ready to go, let's send it off. I'm thinking I'll probably get a visit this fall from my friend after he sees this email.

So anyway, this is something that if you haven't been playing with, you have to check it out, it is really cool stuff.

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