Choosing an Email Format

The heading to this section begs one question: It's emailhow many formats could there be? Elements gives you more options than any other program in this book. Luckily for you, applying different formats is as easy as choosing from a menu: From the Attach Selected Items to E-mail window's Format drop-down menu, choose your preferred method for displaying the emailed photos.

You have three choices:

• Photo Mail ( HTML) . This option actually turns your email message into a Web page, so that your recipients can view your photos right in their email window, and you can add all kinds of fancy Web design touches. When you choose this option, some additional details appear in the Select Settings panel, just below the menu. (For the full story, see the upcoming section "Photo mail options," for more detail.)

Note: Most newer email programs handle HTML email just fine, but some ancient software (AOL 4, for example) refuses to display it correctly. In fact, even if a mail program understands HTML, your recipient may have turned that option off and won't see your email formatted as you intended. If you're worried about that, then pick either of the next two options.

• Simple Slide Show . Creates a basic PDF format slideshow of all your images. All you do is name your slideshow. Elements does the rest, as described in Section 17.2 .

• Individual Attachments . Here's the old traditional choice. This option sends each photo as an email attachment. The Convert Photos to JPEGs setting (which appears in the Select Settings panel) automatically changes your files to JPEGs, a good small format for emailing. If your photos are already JPEGs, then this checkbox is grayed out.

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