Email photos

Although it’s not the best method for delivering uncompressed or large image files, email provides a quick and easy way to deliver photos. Aperture contains three export presets (Email Small, Email Medium, and Email Original Size) that create compressed JPEG files that are easy to send via email. You can specify the email application and the export preset you want to use and then send photos directly to your email application from within Aperture.

You can also export photos and attach them to email messages later.

Specify an email application and email export preset for Aperture to use

  1. Choose Aperture > Preferences, or press Command-Comma (,), and click Export.

  2. In the Export pane of the Preferences window, choose the email application you want to use from the “Email using” pop-up menu.

  3. To specify an export preset for Aperture to use when preparing photos for email transfer, choose a preset from the “Email Photo Export preset” pop-up menu.

    If none of the presets meets your needs, choose Edit from the “Email Photo Export preset” pop-up menu and create a new export preset.

For more information, see Work with export presets.

Send a photo directly to your email application

  1. Select the photo you want to send.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > Share > Email (or press Option-E).

    • Choose Email from the Share pop-up menu in the toolbar.

The photo is exported directly to your email application.

Note: Before you attempt to email photos, find out the maximum file size your email client supports. If your exported photos exceed this maximum file size, consider using FTP software or another file-sharing technique to deliver your photos.

Export a photo or photos to attach to an email message later

  1. Select the photo or photos you want to export.

  2. Choose File > Export > Versions (or press Shift-Command-E).

  3. Navigate to the location where you want the exported photos placed.

  4. Choose an image file format from the Export Preset pop-up menu.

  5. Choose a name format for your files from the Name Format pop-up menu.

  6. When you’re ready to export files, click Export Versions.

You can now open your email application and attach the exported files.