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Photoshop Elements 6: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

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Emailing Your Photos

With Elements, emailing your photos is a piece of cake. With just a few clicks, Elements preps your image, fires up your email program, and attaches your image to an outgoing email. Of course, you can email your images yourself (without Elements' help), and you may prefer that method since you get more freedom to specify settings like file size. When you email images from within Elements, the program controls the size of the files you can send. The Organizer gives you a lot of fancy templates for creating specially designed email.

Emailing Images

The Organizer gives you an almost bewildering array of formatting choices for emailing your photos. You can send simple attachments, send prearranged groups of photos, frame your photos, change the background color, and so on. Here are your main choices for emailing from Elements:

  • Individual attachments. This is your most traditional choice. Selecting this option sends each photo as a standard email attachment.

  • PhotoMail (HTML). Elements lets you send emails formatted in HTML, the language used to create Web pages. This option gives you all kinds of fancy design choices, and your photo gets embedded in the body of the email.

    The catch is that the recipient has to be using a mail program that understands HTML mail. Most newer email programs are fine with this type of email, but if you're emailing someone who uses ancient software like AOL 4, your email formatting isn't going to appear correctly. (Even if a mail program allows ...

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