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In iPhoto '11 Essential Training, Derrick Story offers an in-depth tour of the popular photo management software from Apple, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. The course covers techniques to categorize and combine images into custom collections using iPhoto's geotagging, face detection, and Smart Album features, and offers insight on how to perform key image corrections and enhancements. Also covered are tutorials on building customized slideshows and outputting collections to calendars, books, and greeting cards. Exercise files accompany the course.
One of the most common ways to share photographs is via email. And iPhoto '11 has changed its email sharing and some people love it, some people think that they've constrained it too much. I'm going to show it to you right now and let you see what you think. So, let's say that I want to share some photos of Morgan, maybe with Morgan. So I am going to hold down the Command key and I am going to select a number of images here. So I want to share these five with her and I want to do it via email. So I select the images and then I go down to Share.
And you will see that Email is the first option. And I already have my email set up. So we come right to this interface. If you have a different email account, I am actually going to cover that in a next movie. So make sure you check that out too. So here we go. Now, this is very different. This is unlike anything that's been in iPhoto before. Because what you get are these templates, I am just going to take it from the top, where they actually lay out your photos for you and then they give you areas where you can write your message.
And your message has to fit within these areas. And the limit on the number of photos that you can attach is ten. Okay, now if you want to attach more than ten photos, I have a movie for you a couple of movies down the road here. But right now, let's work with what Apple has given us. So we have Snapshots and we have the Corkboard. Looks familiar, very like Faces kind of thing. Cardstock. And again, these are all editable fields and you can change the font and the font size.
So there are some design choices that you get to make. Announcement, Celebration, Collage. This one is pretty nice. I think this is very well designed for sharing photographs, especially from a shoot like this. I like Collage a lot. Letterpress and Postcard. And this one is kind of fun also. But for sharing photos from a photo shoot we would go with Collage probably.
Now, you can send the email so it just arrives like this and this is what the recipient would see in her email inbox, or you can attach the photos also. So that the recipient sees this and they get an attachment. And if you want that attachment you have to check this box right here. And you have a choice. You can have optimized photos sent and those will be about 1 MB each and you can tell that by seeing this Message Size notice right here, or you can send Actual Size photos.
And that's a pretty darn big attachment. Now, I shot these with a Cannon 5D Mark II, so that records very big files and your camera may or may not be recording quite that big. But you get the idea that Actual Size attachments are going to be big, especially when you start getting five, six, seven photos. Most of the time, for most use, people will be just fine with the optimized versions, so you can make 4 x 6 prints from them, 5 x 7 prints from them.
Everything will be hunky dory and it's the way that I recommend that you go. And then all you have to do is click in the name here that you are going to send it to. So it could be Morgan, and then click the Send button and off it goes. Now, even though we have optimized photos here, it's still a 5 MB attachment. So depending on your connectivity, that could take a few minutes to process. So that's sending mail from within iPhoto.
It's very attractive. Again, you have some limitations in terms of how many photos you can attach, 10, and how much type you can add because you only have these fields right here. But on the other hand, it looks fabulous. Now, if you have different needs, stay tuned because I am going to have a movie that shows you some workarounds if you want to attach like 15 photos and things like that.
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