iPhoto vs. Photos

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  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

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    Which do you prefer? They both seem to have features that the other lacks. One thing I wish Photos had was the ability to email photos as this seems ti be lacking, unless I missed something. You may respond and say that E-mail is dead, but then I will respond and tell you that I usually do not use social networking or image sharing sites (Flickr) to store photos. So for that reason I am using iPhoto, however its sluggish and kinda buggy. When Photos gets better I think I may switch.

    One annoying bug in iPhoto is when I try and share images to Messages I sometimes get a message "Cant communicate with helper application" and it gets tiresome. Any ideas?
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    As far as I can tell it works exactly the same way as in iPhoto (select pictures, click the Share button, choose Mail).

    I am not a power user of either program, so I do not have strong feelings about them (I have iPhoto on one machine and Photos on another).

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  3. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am unable to even see a Mail icon in the share menu. I tried to enable it in the system prefs but the mail checkmark is greyed out. So why I use iPhoto.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I just switched full time to Photos and find it meets my needs okay. I figured it was inevitable anyway, so may as well bite the bullet and make the change.

    I can email photos from the share sheet in Photos. Not sure why you don't see it if you have it turned on is System Prefs.

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  5. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    In my Extensions Preferences the box for mail (and Airdrop and Messages) is checked and grayed out which I interpret to mean it cannot be disabled. I do not know what has happened in your case.

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  6. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its greyed out in my case and I think the problem is because in Apple Mail I am unable to set the default email app to anything but Thunderbird. For some reason Thunderbird has locked down the default email app, and even when I try and select either Mail or Outlook the selection goes back to Thunderbird. Do you know how to fix this?
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    Thunderbird has taken control as the default email app and WILL NOT allow me to select another email client in the apple mail prefs.
     
  7. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Is there a setting in Thunderbird which has it check to see if it is the default email client, and if not, sets itself to be? (in some versions of Thunderbird, this can be found in 'System Integration').

    Otherwise, I know how *I* would approach the problem, but I do not know how well you like Thunderbird... :)

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  8. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not that I know of. I may need to post on the Thunderbird Usenet group. No Thunderbird is an excellent client that I use regularly. It has features that Mail lacks and works better with copy and pasting a word document into a email message. Apple Mail jumbles up the Word document, but in Thunderbird the fonts and styles remain intact.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yeah... that does sound like the problem, but I sure don't know the fix. Sorry.
     
  10. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    jwolf wrote:
    "Its greyed out in my case and I think the problem is because in Apple Mail I am unable to set the default email app to anything but Thunderbird. For some reason Thunderbird has locked down the default email app, and even when I try and select either Mail or Outlook the selection goes back to Thunderbird"

    When Thunderbird is first launched, I believe it presents the user with a dialog that (in effect) says something like "make Thunderbird your default email app?", with the default option already checked. If you DIDN'T set this properly at Thunderbird's first launch, not sure how to change it afterwards.

    BUT ...

    There's a workaround you should try.
    Here's what to do:
    (Note: if you're running El Capitan, you might have to turn off System Integrity Protection to install this. That's ok -- install it, then turn SIP back on)


    1. Download the RCDefaultApp preference pane:
    http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/

    2. Install it into your System Preferences
    NOTE: I don't recall if it comes with an installer that "installs itself". If not, it should go to your Library/PreferencePanes folder (NOT the one in your home folder, but the one at the "top level" of your files).

    3. Reboot.

    4. Now, do this:
    a. Open System Preferences and go to the Default Apps pane
    b. Select "internet" if it isn't already chosen
    c. Click "email" below
    d. From the "Default Application" popup menu, pick Mail.

    TRY THIS -- there's a good chance that it will work for you.
     

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