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iPhoto 5: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition by Derrick Story, David Pogue

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Chapter 9. Sharing Online—and on Your Network

Holding a beautifully rendered glossy color print created from your own digital image is a glorious feeling. But unless you have an uncle in the inkjet cartridge business, you could go broke printing your own photos. Ordering high-quality prints with iPhoto is terrific fun, too, but it’s slow and expensive.

For the discerning digital photographer who craves both instant gratification and economy, the solution is to put your photos online—either by emailing them to others or posting them on the Web.

Fortunately, transferring your pictures from iPhoto to the Web doesn’t require that you buy a Web server, register a domain (dot-com) name, or even design HTML pages. With minimal setup, iPhoto can connect directly to Apple’s own Mac.com Web site and publish your photos automatically.

Emailing photos is even easier. And sharing your iPhoto library across a home or office network is easiest of all.

Emailing Photos

Emailing from iPhoto takes just a few clicks and doesn’t require that you sign up for anything (that is, assuming that you already have an email account). It’s perfect for quickly sending off a single photo—or even a handful of photos—to friends, family, and co-workers. (If you have a whole batch of photos to share, on the other hand, consider using the Web-publishing feature described later in this chapter.)

The most important thing to know about emailing photos is this:full-size photos are usually too big to email.

Suppose, for example, ...

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