Photo Emailer Help Page

Photo Emailer program facilitates the task of sending photos and other types of images to your friends, family and colleagues using email. You can send as many images as you like and the program will send attached images in one or more email messages, automatically splitting the request to keep the size of each email message under the limit that you select. You can select the image resolution to achieve a good balance between the image quality and the size of the transfer. Photo Emailer supports the JPEG format most often used to save images, but also other image formats: TIFF, GIF, PNG and BMP.

 

Setting-up Email

You have to configure the SMTP connection to use the program. Photo Emailer saves the email configuration information on your personal computer using strong encryption to keep it secure.

The following links provide information about setting up SMTP connection for some commonly used email services:

Instructions:

  1. Select the Email Configuration tab and enter SMTP connection information. Example:
    NOTES: Check the Use Authentication box to enter User Name, Password and to select the Data Encryption option.
    The default attachment size limit per email message is 3MB, but it can be changed to a larger value, up to 10MB.
    The Port defaults to 465 for encrypted email SMTP service and 25 for not-encrypted email SMTP service.
    Please enter the port number if your service provider uses a different port for the SMTP service.
  2. Click the Send Test Email Message button to verify that the connection works properly - you should receive a test message in your email account.
  3. Once you verify that the email has arrived, click the Save Email Configuration button to save your configuration. At this time you can start using the program...

Sending Photographs

Photo Emailer program allows sending a few or a lot of photographs using email. The program will split your request into more than one email message as necessary, based on the attachment size limit per email specified on the Email Configuration tab.

  1. Type email addresses in To... box on the Send tab, use a comma as a separator between addresses. You can also setup frequently used mailing lists for your photographs using the Contacts tab in the program. If you leave the To... box empty, the email will be sent to your own email address entered on the Email Configuration page.
  2. Type your Subject
  3. Type the email Message - the text window will scroll allowing you to enter longer messages. If your request needs to be split into two or more email messages, the text of your message will be sent in the first email with a suffix #1 added to the subject.
  4. Drag-and-drop photographs from your photo app or a Finder window, or copy-and-paste into Photo Emailer using the Paste button. Supported image formats are: JPEG (extensions .jpg or .jpeg), TIFF (extensions .tif or .tiff), PNG, GIF and BMP.
    NOTE for iPhoto users: if you experience any problems dragging-and-droping or copying-and-pasting many photographs at once from iPhoto app on a Mac, drag images individually to the drop-box in Photo Emailer - if an image cannot be dragged: double-click on an image in iPhoto to get to the photo editing mode and then go back to the album page and drag the image again (I do not know the root cause of this problem but I noticed it in some older versions of iPhoto app, I suspect this has something to do with how iPhoto saves modified images because the issue seems to be occuring only on images that have been edited in some way).
  5. Select one of the image compression options - Resolution or File Size.
  • Resolution: this is a good option for sending picture albums to family and friends or for sending screen-shots. The default resolution 1024x768 gives best compression, choose higher resolution if needed.
    NOTE: This option will not increase image resolution beyond the original image size which may be important if you want to compress screen-shots - for instance, if your screen-shot is a PNG file in 1440x900 resolution and you pick 1600x1200 resolution option (higher than the original), then the resulting JPG file will maintain the 1440x900 resolution of the original PNG file.
  • File Size: this is a good option for sending pictures with the intention of posting them on the web. There are several image files size options to pick from. The default 100kB will result in pictures with the resolution 1024x768 or higher in most cases.
  • None: will send the original images. Select only if you really intend to sent the images for printing or image processing since the images will retain the original file size too - no data compression will be applied and the image will preserve the original meta-data (EXIF etc.) and thumbnail images.
  1. Press the Send button - the program will automatically switch to the Event Log tab to show the progress of your request.

Example: Sending a large number of photographs from a laptop to an android tablet

 

Maintaining Email Lists

We often send photographs to family and friends. The Contacts tab allows creating email lists - then you can double-click on any list and it is automatically copied to the To... line on the Send tab.

In order to create email lists:

  1. Type the name for your list in the Contact or List box.
  2. Type one or more email address in the box below, use commas to separate email addresses. Press Enter to save the list (or the Add button).

Program Support

Please log your questions and issues using the support page (you will be asked to register to the forum before you can post a topic) - in this way it will be easy to share the resolution for any issues with all users:

Support page for Photo Emailer

If you have any comments regarding program functionality and enhancements - please send your comments using the Contact Us link.

Photo Emailer app makes use of the following libraries in the binary format bearing their own copyrights and licenses:

Best regards,

Tomek Wardega (the Developer...)