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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.
So, even though you can use iPhoto's email to create these beautiful designed emails that send out to Aunt Jane and so forth, there are going to be times when you probably want to go beyond that. Let's say that you want to send more than ten images because we have a ten image limit with the templates in iPhoto. So, I am going to show you a couple what we call workarounds really, so that you can do what you need to do. So, for example, here with Morgan I have 12 photos and let's say I want to send all twelve of those to Morgan so she can see everything.
So, I am going to do Command+A and that selects all of those images, and then if you have Snow Leopard and you're using the Mail app that comes with it, Snow Leopard or later I should say, then all you have to do is just drag those photos onto the Mail app itself and Mail will launch a new email and it will add all 12 photos. So they are all right here now. They are attachments.
Now, I have them as small attachments so they are only taking up 500 kilobytes essentially, but you can adjust the size for these attachments down in this pop-up menu right here. So, if I were to go to Large, for example, which gives me 1280x960 attachments, the Smalls are 320x240, and while we are here, let's do Medium, right. 640x480. But if I wanted to do Larges, for example, it's going to resample those images.
You see that right down there, resizing them. And then now we have a 4.5 megabyte email. So, just keep that in mind, as you're putting this together, of what your recipients is probably willing to handle. Of course, if you go Actual Size, 88 megabytes. So you probably won't be sending that without too much. So we'll go back to Small and let it resample. Now, the only other thing is with the email templates in iPhotos there are some limitations also as to how much type you can add and with this method you can add as much type as you want.
Just click to the left of the first photo, hit Return a couple times, and then take your cursor up to the top and you can type away all that you want, line after line after line. Enter the to whom it's going to. In this case it will be Morgan. Give it a subject and off to the races you go. So, that's one way to workaround. And now I would like to show you a second method. We will close this right now. We are not going to save it.
I am just going to launch Mail itself and we are going to start from the other end. We are actually going to start with an email message first and then pick our photos. So I will go to New Message. Up here, you will see Photo Browser in New Message. And again, this is a Snow Leopard Mac that we are running right now. You click on that and your entire iPhoto Library will be right there. And you notice not only our all the pictures there but the organization.
So, I'll pick these three shots, just like this, and drag them in. I will close the browser. Again, I can set what size they should be. Again, I can add type and off to the races we go. So, two different workarounds. If you're not a big fan of the templates within iPhoto or-- I mean, you may love the templates, right, and use them 80% of the time.
And then there are those instances when you need to send more photos or add more type and this is the two ways to do that.
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