How to Email Images Directly from Lightroom

Hi, gang and happy Monday (stop groaning, I can hear it from here). ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here’s a quick one, but very handy โ€” how to email an image (or multiple images) from right inside of Lightroom:

STEP ONE: Click on the photo(s) you want to email, then go to the File Menu and choose Email Photo (as shown here).

STEP TWO: This brings up this intermediary window where you enter the email address of the person you want to send the image to, along with your subject. By default, it will choose your computer’s default Email application, but if you want to use a different one, you can choose it from the ‘From’ menu. At the bottom, you can choose your desired size and quality. When you hit the Send button, it doesn’t really send โ€” instead, it opens your email client with your image attached and all the fields completed. There you can enter any additional text, or just hit the Send button in your email client, and away it goes. So, it’s not 100% technically emailing from inside of Lightroom โ€” Lightroom is just kind of prepping and delivering your image file to your email app, but at least when it gets there it’s ready to go

Hope you found that helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Author: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Editor of "Lightroom magazine"; Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books. You can learn more about Scott at

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  1. How do we email photos from Lightroom CC, did not have it explained, when I learned Kightroom cc in one hour..

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  2. I loose my edits when I do that.–Please help

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  3. Even better. It is not necessary to enter email addresses, etc. in Lightroom. This can be done in your email app after preparation of the attachments by Lightroom. This way the address book in your email app may be utilized.

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I actually didn’t know about this (or maybe once upon a time I did, but I forgot!!!). So helpful.

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