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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 02:57:54 PM »
I ran into this problem last spring when I began to use Photo Mechanic to prepare emails. I send lots of photos as attachments in Apple Mail and some Windows users (not all) complained that they received the photos embedded into the email and not as separate attachments. The files either were not accessible at all or were renamed and downsized once accessed.

After some experimenting with settings, I determined that doing ALL of the following allowed these recipients to receive the photos as attachments:

1. Make sure to check "Review email in email application before sending" in the "Send Photos via email" box that opens when you ask Photo Mechanic to email a photo. That way you can make the change in point 2.

2. Once the message opens in Apple Mail, go to the Format menu and select "Make Plain Text". For some reason, Photo Mechanic creates an email that is in Rich Text. This setting toggles between Rich Text and Plain Text.
- Format > Make Plain Text

3. Use filename extensions, such as .jpg, .nef, etc., in the names of your files.
Finder > Preferences > Advanced > Show all filename extensions

4. Also make sure Apple Mail has the following options set:
- Edit > Attachments > Always Send Windows-Friendly Attachments
- Edit > Attachments > Always Insert Attachments at End of Message
(You won't see “Always” if you have a new message open. Choosing these settings will only apply to the new message you are composing. Close all messages before selecting this option if you want it to apply to all messages).
(Mail help also says: If you send a file (for example, “MyFile”) to someone who uses a Windows computer, the recipient might see two files: “MyFile” and “._MyFile.” The recipient can ignore the file named “._MyFile.”)

5. Camera Bits technical support sent me a link with another solution that suggests you right click on the images and select view as icon. I haven't had to do this.
http://www.isaackeyet.com/2008/mac-os-x-mail-problem-attached-images-show-up-embedded-in-outlook-other-clients/

I've found lots of finger pointing comments -- the problem is how Microsoft does things, the problem is how Apple does things, etc. The above allow me to get my attachments to my friends with Windows computers and that's all I really care about! Right now I'm using OSX 10.6.8. I don't know if this fix applies in Lion.

I hope this helps.

Bob

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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2011, 03:38:17 PM »
What we're going to have to do is offer an option to make the photos be contained in a Zip archive.  Then everyone should be able to save the zip file, uncompress it and get access to the images.

I'll try to get this into the next major version of PM.

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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 02:56:57 AM »
What we're going to have to do is offer an option to make the photos be contained in a Zip archive.  Then everyone should be able to save the zip file, uncompress it and get access to the images.

I'll try to get this into the next major version of PM.

-Kirk

That would be great, as I don't see either Apple or Microsoft fixing these up soon...

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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 03:04:37 PM »
My experience with this is that if the recipient is using Outlook Express you must either:

ZIP the photo (it will not appear as an image but will be fully downloadable).

or

Send mail as plain text NOT rich text (under format menu in mail) and have the image be the last item in the message.

I know these are crappy workarounds but we dont want to stop using Mail.

Marc
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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2011, 09:11:42 AM »
Marc has said in a few words what I said in many  ;)

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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2011, 08:16:05 AM »
Just reconfirming your excellent description!
Respect
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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2011, 07:17:29 AM »
Hi, Kirk
I know it is kind of a difficult question, but would you recommend personally one mail client that works the best with PM (among those you mentioned)?
TIA

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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2011, 07:23:50 AM »
Luiz,

I know it is kind of a difficult question, but would you recommend personally one mail client that works the best with PM (among those you mentioned)?

I only use Apple Mail.  It works fine for me.

I can't speak about the others since I don't use them.

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Re: Problem - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 07:37:23 AM »
Kirk,
Thanks for your quick reply.
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Re: Problem Solved - Mail embeds rather than attaches pics?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2011, 01:11:26 PM »
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