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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.
I want to show you how to set up email accounts and actually all of your sharing accounts. This is a change in iPhoto '11. If you are new to iPhoto '11, you don't care about that. And if you're an experienced iPhoto user I don't want you to you to go down the wrong path. So let me show you how this works. So we're going to go up to iPhoto here and we're gong to go to Preferences. And in Preferences you'll see that we have a new tab called Accounts now. And you see that I have a number of accounts setup.
I have my MobileMe account and you can see how much-- look, I still have room! I have my Mac email account set up, my Facebook account, my Flickr account, and then I have another email account. And that's one of the things that I want to discuss right now is that when you're sending photos via email within iPhoto, you can have more than one account and actually pick which one you want to send. Now if you want to create a new email account or create an email account at all from within iPhoto, you come to this Accounts page here and then you go down here to the plus symbol right here and you click on that.
And then you decide okay, what do I want to do? Do I want to connect with Facebook, Flickr? In this case, we're going to do Email and you click Add. Now when you click Add, there are some sort of, there are not presets, but iPhoto is aware of certain email services and it makes it quite easy. So for example, if you have Gmail, then you just have to click on Gmail and click OK. In the next screen you'll enter your account settings.
And that's all you have to do. It's very, very simple. Then you click OK and then it gets added. And I say well, I'm not going to complete the requested information right now. Okay, let's go back here. Now here's the other thing I want to show you. We'll click on Email. If you don't have one of these services and you still want to use email from within iPhoto, you can. You would click on Other, but when you do that you have to fill out all the stuff yourself, okay.
So it's not quite as easy. So I'm hoping, here is my hope is that when you click the plus symbol you either have a Mac email or you have one of these services and everything goes pretty smoothly. Otherwise, you know, you better look up your settings because you're going to have to fill them in. Once you do that, I'll Cancel this right here and come back here, then you can go ahead and close this. And I want to show you just how this works where you get to choose which email you want to do.
So we'll select six photos here. We'll go down to Share. We'll pick Email. We'll leave this template here, and right up here in this little menu is where you get to choose which email you send it from. So I have my mac.com, my me.com email, or my Gmail. I just pick the one that I want, and then that's the service that will be used to send out this email.
So it's not too bad, but I just wanted you to know where that is. Remember you go to Preferences and click on the Accounts tab, and that's where you set up your email, and we'll be coming back here for Facebook and Flickr too.
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