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iPhoto2Gmail – It Does What It Says

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iPhoto2GmailYour Mac has seamless integration between its many applications. For example, you can drag an image from iPhoto to the Mail application in your Dock to attach the image to a new message.

But not everyone uses Mail. If you happen to use Gmail – and iPhoto – you might find the iPhoto2Gmail plug-in quite useful. Once installed the plug-in adds a tab to the Export panel in iPhoto. From there you can specify recipients with the integrated Gmail contacts lookup feature. You can even fill in fields to compose your email message.

The plug-in supports resizing your images to dimensions suitable for email. Murphy knows tons of people who need this! You can also elect to send the original image file if a shrunken jpeg isn’t what your recipient requires.

Of course you could go to Gmail and attach files one by one, browsing to a Finder folder where you exported resized photos. But iPhoto2Gmail lets you select multiple images in iPhoto, where images are meant to be viewed. Then it fires off an email without you having to dig around in Finder. That’s definitely worth something.

A fresh version was just released on Sunday. While the rest of you were doing your taxes Juan was squashing bugs and enhancing funtionality. Actually, Murphy might have more readers in the EU than the states, so maybe we should scratch that.

If you didn’t check Murphy out over the weekend back up a little and see the post about MiniDV tapes. And some other things too. Or click below to see a screencast of iPhoto2Gmail in action.

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4 comments to “iPhoto2Gmail – It Does What It Says”

  1. The way I got around this was to add a Gmail pop account with mail for only outgoing mail. That way, it was really easy to send pictures right from iPhoto.

  2. I spoke too soon. The contact list import is pretty cool…

  3. I thought that feature was pretty cool too. Lots of potential there.

  4. Of course you could go to Gmail and attach files one by one, browsing to a Finder folder where you exported resized photos. But iPhoto2Gmail lets you select multiple images in iPhoto, where images are meant to be viewed. Then it fires off an email without you HAVING to dig around in Finder. That’s definitely worth something.

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