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Emailing photos

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Video: Emailing photos

The next sharing control we are going to talk about is emailing. You can email photos directly from Picasa. And some of the techniques here are pretty cool. So, one of the first things I'll remind you of is the E-mail tools. Now these are found under going to the Tools > Options folder. You want to just browse through some of the options here, because they are important. When you open up the Email button which is located down here, you will be presented with either your default mail program, which could be Outlook, if you have it installed or your Google account.

Emailing photos

The next sharing control we are going to talk about is emailing. You can email photos directly from Picasa. And some of the techniques here are pretty cool. So, one of the first things I'll remind you of is the E-mail tools. Now these are found under going to the Tools > Options folder. You want to just browse through some of the options here, because they are important. When you open up the Email button which is located down here, you will be presented with either your default mail program, which could be Outlook, if you have it installed or your Google account.

What I usually do is leave the default on, which is give me choice, because I have certain email that I sent via my Outlook account and others through my Google account. Now I often want that choice. Well, they give you that choice here just by leaving this radio button selected. The second thing to think about is your Output Options. When you send more than one picture, you can tell it what is the default size you want to resize it at. I found that their default, which is around 480, is not quite big enough. So, I move it up a little bit to around 800. It seems to be a nice tradeoff between the size of the attachment and the fidelity of the image.

When we send a single picture, resize to 800, which is designated by this slider or the original size. And I always resize it. Then the second is sometimes you kind of accidentally select a movie and that can be a pretty daunting attachment to email. So, they have a nice feature here, which is just extract the First Frame, and I'd leave this as a safeguard. If you select Full Movie, you will find that you are going to send the entire movie and it's going to spend quite a bit of time resizing that movie and then sending that movie via email.

I don't really recommend sending full movies via email. So, the last part here is has to do with Output Format. You can basically send inline, with captions, which is like HTML email or it will just send links to it. And I found that I'd just basically leave that alone. So, once you've set those, go ahead and hit OK. Now, you've got your email setup ready to share any of your photographs. Well, in the previous movie, we've talked a little bit about uploading. Uploading is just about the same as emailing, because you are creating a copy of the photograph and you are sending it to an online destination.

That destination just happens to be a recipient via email. So one of the things you will notice is that as you begin to share your photographs, this little arrow indicates things that you've already uploaded. You can see here from one of the previous movie, I have maintained my selection. So, what's great about the Share controls is I can diversify my Share task. I can upload some into a web album and then I can send people a link to go visit it or I can email the photos directly. Now, the biggest difference there when you share is that in one regard you are creating a destination that they can go visit and that's the web albums.

The difference is that when you email them, all the recipients in that email receive the actual photos and copies of that photos. So, that's a major distinction. Then think about that in terms of your efficiency, because when we talk about sending people your online web album, you can still email them and you can still use Gmail to email all of your friends, but you will email them a location and that's very different. Let's go ahead and click on Email. Here is that choice dialog that will show up. The reason it comes up right away is because I'm logged in.

Remember we talked about logging in directly. So, once you are logged in into your Online Preferences through Gmail, you don't have to this again. So, it will present your choice between Outlook or Gmail and then it gives you a chance to say well, if you don't have a Gmail account, you can go ahead and sign up for one. Go ahead and click on Gmail and it will present to you a nice dialog right inline there. Now, this is not necessarily the exact same interface you have when you are in Gmail, but it interacts beautifully for it. So, this is some of the first things that I do.

You can see the different pictures that are going to be attached to this email and they have already been resized according to your preferences. So, the first thing I do is I kind of delete all of these things in the mail and I just say Hey! There, did you see these photos? Now, all of these images will be attached, let me go ahead and send this to my wife here. So, what we are going to do is I'm going to send these directly to my wife and she will receive them via email. The last thing you need to do is just hit Send.

Now, if you want to add multiple people to the mail, notice how it remembers your send list. So, if I would also wanted to send this to, let's see, my dad, I can also include him in the mail as well. The last thing you do is hit Send and those will be sent.

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Picasa 3 Essential Training

70 video lessons · 9740 viewers

Dane Howard
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  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 6m 39s
    1. What's new in Picasa 3
      3m 2s
    2. Downloading and installing Picasa on the PC
      2m 17s
    3. Downloading and installing Picasa on the Mac
      1m 20s
  3. 34m 3s
    1. Organizational paradigms
      5m 36s
    2. Exploring the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Using the Task tray
      2m 28s
    4. Adding a custom button to the Task tray
      1m 48s
    5. Exploring the Help and Tools pulldown menus
      2m 58s
    6. Importing photos and movies from a camera or card reader
      3m 53s
    7. Searching and archiving your growing library
      5m 24s
    8. Remembering your memories
      6m 17s
    9. Using the new Desktop Photo Viewer
      2m 12s
  4. 29m 23s
    1. Using folders and albums
      4m 0s
    2. Tagging and rating your photos
      6m 58s
    3. Using filters effectively
      2m 51s
    4. Searching for photos
      4m 30s
    5. Deleting, hiding, and removing photos
      2m 46s
    6. Creating and editing a new online album
      5m 37s
    7. Screen captures made easy
      2m 41s
  5. 32m 21s
    1. Using the Basic Fixes palette
      4m 45s
    2. Using the Tuning palette
      1m 59s
    3. Using the Effects palette
      4m 32s
    4. Using the Retouch tool
      1m 32s
    5. Applying red-eye repair
      1m 10s
    6. Flirting with black & white, sepia, and tinting
      2m 55s
    7. Effective cropping and straightening
      6m 32s
    8. Adding captions, text, and watermarks
      3m 8s
    9. Using effects effectively
      3m 39s
    10. Batch-editing for speed
      2m 9s
  6. 1h 15m
    1. Creating and playing a slideshow
      2m 36s
    2. Creating gift CDs
      3m 53s
    3. Uploading photos
      6m 23s
    4. Emailing photos
      4m 50s
    5. Using the Share button to upload and email photos at the same time
      1m 18s
    6. Setting printing controls for local printing
      6m 10s
    7. Exporting photos
      4m 9s
    8. Advanced exporting to HTML galleries and Flash
      3m 19s
    9. Customizing your export templates
      3m 28s
    10. Reordering and customizing your share buttons
      2m 8s
    11. Printing commercially
      1m 57s
    12. Creating a collage
      5m 34s
    13. Creating and editing movies and uploading to YouTube
      6m 56s
    14. Blogging photos quickly using BlogThis!
      2m 43s
    15. Creating a blog post via email
      4m 22s
    16. Sharing via Facebook
      1m 24s
    17. Sharing via Flickr
      2m 9s
    18. Uploading photos to SmugMug
      2m 23s
    19. Posting photos from iPhone to your web album
      1m 39s
    20. Viewing web albums on the iPhone
      1m 8s
    21. Downloading and synchronizing web albums
      5m 7s
    22. Turning a web album into a live RSS feed
      2m 9s
  7. 42m 13s
    1. Getting started
      3m 38s
    2. Creating web albums
      5m 53s
    3. Organizing and reordering albums
      1m 54s
    4. Deleting an album
      1m 0s
    5. Adding locations to albums and images using the Album Map
      1m 56s
    6. Adding captions to albums
      1m 58s
    7. Adding tags in web albums
      1m 46s
    8. Changing General settings
      3m 11s
    9. Changing Email Notification settings
      41s
    10. Changing Privacy and Permissions settings
      5m 39s
    11. Changing Storage settings
      2m 9s
    12. Identifying people in photos using face recognition
      3m 21s
    13. Sharing web albums
      3m 16s
    14. Downloading albums and downloading images
      2m 34s
    15. Creating projects using the Download tab
      2m 5s
    16. Ordering prints
      1m 12s
  8. 17s
    1. Goodbye
      17s

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