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JA: . How can we help? Customer: with iPhoto

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JA: Hello. How can we help?
Customer: with iPhoto open on my mac, I would like to drag photos into an existing email, but it does not work, I have to drag the photo onto my desktop or pictures feel and than put the photo into the email, big hassle, any solutions?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  GeekGal replied 6 months ago.

Hi there! My name is***** am a computer professional with over 15 years of experience with both Mac and Windows computers, phones, tablets, and printers. It would be my pleasure to assist you with this.

Listed below are the proper steps for sending an iphoto picture as an email attachment.

To email pictures as attachments in iPhoto:

  1. Select the pictures you want to send.
  2. Click on the email button or choose Share, Email.

  3. Select a size for your pictures from the pulldown menu. iPhoto will show you how many photos you have selected and how big the attachment will be.


  4. You can select to include titles and comments by using the two checkboxes.
  5. Click on Compose and Mail will open, ready for you to address your email.

Once you’re finished addressing your email message, click on Send and your pictures will be on their way.

Expert:  GeekGal replied 6 months ago.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
hello,I want to attach photos to existing emails, I do not want to create new emails for the just the photos, meaning, i have an email already composed and open and if I grab a photo from the iPhoto folder and try and drag this into the email nothing happens. This may be a no go with Apple, I do not know.
Expert:  GeekGal replied 6 months ago.

Unfortunately it is. Iphoto imports existing photos and converts them into a proprietary format that must be exported before being used in other applications. As part of the process of sending the email from iphoto, the conversion is done for you. I know that this isn't the answer that you were hoping for but is an honest and accurate answer.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
thank you, ***** ***** least I know it's not me
Expert:  GeekGal replied 6 months ago.

You're most welcome. Please take a moment to rate my service today. I would appreciate it very much. Have a great weekend!