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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Tips for Emailing Photos

As you learned on page 90, iPhoto can create and send very attractive emails. But if you’re like me, you might find that iPhoto’s themes are overkill, if not downright gimmicky.

If you prefer your emails to be plain, not fancy, you’re in luck: you can send your photos using your favorite email software just as easily as you can using iPhoto’s built-in theme-rich email capability.

All it takes is a quick trip to iPhoto’s Preferences.

Step 1. Choose iPhoto > Preferences, and then click General.

Step 2. Choose your preferred email program from the Email Photos Using pop-up menu, and then close the Preferences window.

Once you’ve set your email program as the preferred photo emailer, sending photos is a snap.

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