WLM 2011 - problem sending photos using right-click to resize


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Mortimer

With WLM 2011 (but not WLM 2009) there is very bizarre behaviour when trying
to send one or more photos by right-clicking on the photo(s), Send To, Mail
Recipient. Having displayed the Attach Files dialog box to let you choose
resizing options, it displays a Windows Live Mail "Sign in to Windows Live
Mail" screen. (On WLM 2009 it just brings message window with the resized
photos attached so you can fill in recipient, subject, message).

But I don't want to sign in to Windows Live Mail. I want it to behave like
WLM 2009. I cancel out of the Sign In dialog and it returns to the
half-completed message - but it's attached the photos as a Photo Album.

Is there a way to turn off the Sign In message and to make it attach the
photos normally, and not as a Photo Album.

I'm thinking about uninstalling WLM 2011 and installing WLM 2009 (as
described in Dave-UK's message of 6 June 2012 19:18 in the thread "Bit of a
historical question" but I need to be sure that it will preserve the
existing email folders, contacts etc before I take this drastic step.


It's only a problem with right-clicking on a photo to resize it. If I
drag-drop the photo onto the half-completed email or if I attach it as a
normal file, everything is fine - but that requires you to manually resize
the pictures using an external package such as Paint Shop Pro if you want to
send a small proof by email rather than the full-resolution version as taken
by the camera.


Of for the days of Outlook Express or Windows Mail, before Microsoft
buggered everything up with the Windows Live programs :-(
 
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Paul

Mortimer said:
With WLM 2011 (but not WLM 2009) there is very bizarre behaviour when
trying to send one or more photos by right-clicking on the photo(s),
Send To, Mail Recipient. Having displayed the Attach Files dialog box to
let you choose resizing options, it displays a Windows Live Mail "Sign
in to Windows Live Mail" screen. (On WLM 2009 it just brings message
window with the resized photos attached so you can fill in recipient,
subject, message).

But I don't want to sign in to Windows Live Mail. I want it to behave
like WLM 2009. I cancel out of the Sign In dialog and it returns to the
half-completed message - but it's attached the photos as a Photo Album.

Is there a way to turn off the Sign In message and to make it attach the
photos normally, and not as a Photo Album.

I'm thinking about uninstalling WLM 2011 and installing WLM 2009 (as
described in Dave-UK's message of 6 June 2012 19:18 in the thread "Bit
of a historical question" but I need to be sure that it will preserve
the existing email folders, contacts etc before I take this drastic step.


It's only a problem with right-clicking on a photo to resize it. If I
drag-drop the photo onto the half-completed email or if I attach it as a
normal file, everything is fine - but that requires you to manually
resize the pictures using an external package such as Paint Shop Pro if
you want to send a small proof by email rather than the full-resolution
version as taken by the camera.


Of for the days of Outlook Express or Windows Mail, before Microsoft
buggered everything up with the Windows Live programs :-(
There are some ideas here. I didn't read the whole thing, but one idea
was to include a "dummy" attachment first, to trick the software into
using attachments for subsequent photos in the same message.

http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/121699-how-disable-skydrive-photo-album-wlm-2011-a.html

Paul
 
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...winston

The message (sign in prompt) will always appear unless one is signed or
configured to be signed on at program open.
Also one must be signed on so the programs' menu option (Picture
Tools/Format) provides the option to toggle between Attachment or Phot
e-mail.

Why does the sign on appear.
- When using Send to Mail recipient the program is hard coded to do two
things send pic(s) as Photo Email and if not signed on then prompt for sign
on (since Photo email requires the use of the signed on Live ID SkyDrive)

Windows Live Essentials 2011 mail application WLM is capable of migrating
message, contacts, folders etc intact when upgrading from WLM2009.
Reverting (requires a complete uninstall of all 2011 programs - no mix and
match version)to 2009 from 2011 does not provide the same level of
'intactness'

Messages:
- The Message folder structure is common to both 2011 and 2009 thus messages
should remain intact in either direction

Contacts:
2011 migrates the contacts from 2009's folder/database into a new 2011
folder/database and leaves the 2009 Contact folder intact at the point in
time it was last used. The opposite is not true since the WLM 2009
installer was not designed to recognize a later version folder. Reverting to
2009 will use the previous 2009 folder thus contacts will be current to the
last time 2009 was used.
- None of the above applies if a Live ID was used to sign on to Live
services in WLM since the contacts would be sync'ed from contacts.live.com
and be common for 2011, 2009, and online.
- i.e. If not using a Live ID, it would (be prudent to back up contacts to a
csv file or vcf file to ensure you have the option to import or compare
contacts and manually reenter contact data.

If WLM is configured to Send in Html or toggled to use Rich Text *and* the
compose option (ALT F/Options/Mail/Compose) 'Convert messages to Photo
e-mails is checked....Then a subsequent drag-drop photo will insert the
picture (not attach) allowing on to select and resize.

.....winston
msft mvp mail


"Mortimer" wrote in message

With WLM 2011 (but not WLM 2009) there is very bizarre behaviour when trying
to send one or more photos by right-clicking on the photo(s), Send To, Mail
Recipient. Having displayed the Attach Files dialog box to let you choose
resizing options, it displays a Windows Live Mail "Sign in to Windows Live
Mail" screen. (On WLM 2009 it just brings message window with the resized
photos attached so you can fill in recipient, subject, message).

But I don't want to sign in to Windows Live Mail. I want it to behave like
WLM 2009. I cancel out of the Sign In dialog and it returns to the
half-completed message - but it's attached the photos as a Photo Album.

Is there a way to turn off the Sign In message and to make it attach the
photos normally, and not as a Photo Album.

I'm thinking about uninstalling WLM 2011 and installing WLM 2009 (as
described in Dave-UK's message of 6 June 2012 19:18 in the thread "Bit of a
historical question" but I need to be sure that it will preserve the
existing email folders, contacts etc before I take this drastic step.


It's only a problem with right-clicking on a photo to resize it. If I
drag-drop the photo onto the half-completed email or if I attach it as a
normal file, everything is fine - but that requires you to manually resize
the pictures using an external package such as Paint Shop Pro if you want to
send a small proof by email rather than the full-resolution version as taken
by the camera.


Of for the days of Outlook Express or Windows Mail, before Microsoft
buggered everything up with the Windows Live programs :-(
 

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