You can share files using email in the following ways.

PDF Slide Show

Combine images into a single PDF file. Your recipients can view the PDF file as a slideshow using the free Adobe Reader software.

E-mail Attachments

Send image or media files as individual email attachments. You can specify the size of the photo.

Photo Mail (Windows only)

If you want to embed your photos in the email, and not attach them, use this option.

Note:

All tags and metadata are preserved in your e-mailed file.

Display a photo directly in the body of an email message.

If you plan to email a project, see About projects.

Set default desktop client

Select the desktop email client to use for sharing photos. The client is used as default when you share photos in Elements Organizer.

  1. Select Edit > Preferences > Sharing (Windows), or Adobe Elements Organizer 11 > Preferences > Sharing (Mac OS).

  2. From the E-Mail Client menu, choose one of the following, and then click OK:

    • (Windows) Microsoft Outlook® to choose the application as the default.

    • (Windows) Adobe E‑mail Service if you do not use Outlook or Outlook Express, but want to be able to email directly to recipients from Elements Organizer.

    • (Windows XP) Outlook Express® to choose the application as the default.

    • (Windows Vista) Windows Mail to choose the application as the default.

    • (Windows 7) Windows Live Mail to choose the application as the default.

    • (Mac OS) Mail to choose the application as the default.

    • (Outlook 2011 for Mac OS) Microsoft Outlook® to choose the application as the default.

    • (Mac OS) Microsoft Entourage to choose the application as the default.

Set default web-based client

For web-based email service like Google or Yahoo Mail, you can use the Adobe email Service to send Photo Mail directly to recipients.

  1. Select Edit > Preferences > Sharing (Windows), or Adobe Elements Organizer 11 > Preferences > Sharing (Mac OS).
  2. Select Adobe E‑mail Service from the E‑mail Client menu.
  3. Enter your name and email address.
  4. Click OK. The first time you use Adobe E‑mail Service, a verification email is sent to the address you entered in the Preferences dialog box.
  5. In the body of the email, you’ll see a Sender Verification code. When prompted to enter the code, copy the code from the verification email, paste it into the dialog box, and then click OK.
  6. When your email is verified, click OK. Now you can send email directly from Elements Organizer whenever you’re connected to the Internet.

Share photos as email attachments

  1. Select photos that you want to share.
  2. Select Share > E‑mail Attachments.
  3. If your images are in a format other than JPEG and you want to mail them as JPEG images, select Convert Photos to JPEGs.
  4. Choose an option from the Maximum Photo Size menu, and use the Quality slider to adjust image resolution. Higher values increase the file size.
  5. Select recipients of the email by clicking a name in the Select Recipients list (the names you see are from your contact book.) To edit recipients in the contact book, click the edit recipients icon .

    If you have not configured a contact book, you can later enter names of recipients directly in the email client.

  6. Click Next. The email containing selected attachments along with the addresses of recipients is displayed.

    If Elements Organizer doesn’t support your preferred email application, attach the file manually. See your email application’s Help for information about attaching files to an email.

  7. Edit the contents of the email message, and click Send.

Share photos as embedded images (Windows only)

Use Photo Mail if you want to embed your photos in the body of an email message. The wizard enables you to select photo size, stationery colors, text color and effects, and layouts.

After you select your options, Elements Organizer automatically converts all images to JPEG, then generates the email. You can send Photo Mail through Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, or Adobe E‑mail Service.

  1. Select the Photos that you want to email.

  2. Select Share > Photo Mail.

  3. To include captions associated with the photos, select Include Caption.

  4. If you have configured your email client, select recipients for the email by doing one of the following:

    1. Select a name from the Select Recipients list (the names you see are from your contact book).

    2. If you do not find the recipient in the list, click Edit Recipients In Contact Book.

  5. Click Next.

  6. In the Stationery and Layouts wizard, select a background for your photo, and click Next Step.

  7. Specify the layout and font options for the image, and click Next.

    Elements Organizer opens your default email client along with the embedded image.

  8. Edit the email and recipients as required, and click Send.

Using the contact book

The contact book helps you maintain a listing of your commonly used email addresses. Configuring your contact book in Elements Organizer helps you quickly send photos to a person or group of people.

Contact book

Add an entry to the contact book

  1. Select Edit > Contact Book.
  2. Click the New Contact button.
  3. Type a name, email address, and other information, as desired, for the contact, and then click OK.

Import addresses into the contact book (Windows only)

Instead of typing in addresses, you can import them from Outlook or Outlook Express. You can also import addresses from a vCard file. A vCard (VCF) file is an automated signature in an email containing the sender’s contact information.

  1. Select Edit > Contact Book.
  2. Click Import.
  3. In the Choose Contact Source dialog box, select the option from which you want to import contacts. For vCard Files, select the VCF file on your computer.

Delete or modify an entry in the contact book

  1. Select Edit > Contact Book.
  2. Select one or more entries in the list, click Delete, and then click OK.

Edit an entry in the contact book

  1. Select Edit > Contact Book.
  2. Select an entry, and click the Edit button (or double-click an entry). Edit the entry, and then click OK.

Create a group in the contact book

  1. Select Edit > Contact Book.
  2. Click the New Group button.
  3. Type a name for the group in the Group Name text box.
  4. Add members to the group by selecting an entry in the Contacts list and clicking the Add button to move it to the Members list. Shift-click to add adjacent contacts or Ctrl-click to add nonadjacent ones.
  5. To remove contacts from the group, select one or more entries in the Members list, and click the Remove button.
  6. Click OK to close the New Group dialog box. The group is added to your contact book.
  7. Click OK.

Export contact information to vCard files (Windows only)

  1. Select Edit > Contact Book.
  2. To select a contact, click it. To select more than one contact, Ctrl-click each contact.
  3. Click Export vCard.
  4. Select a location on your computer for the vCard file, and then click OK.

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