Setting your default email program

When emailing photos in Picasa, you can use either Google Mail (Gmail or Google Account mail) or your default email application. To set your default email application, please follow these steps:

Windows

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start menu on your computer taskbar.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Internet Options.
  4. Click the Programs tab.
  5. Choose your preferred default email application. The available options will depend on the applications you have installed on your computer.
  6. Click OK to save your settings.

Windows Vista / Windows 7

  1. Click the Start menu on your computer taskbar.
  2. Select Default Programs.
  3. Select Set your default programs.
  4. Choose your preferred default email application under the Programs list. The available options will depend on the applications you have installed on your computer.
  5. Once you've selected your email application, make sure to click Set this program as default.
  6. Click OK to save your settings.
Mac
  1. Open Mail.
  2. Once the application is open, click Mail > Preferences.
  3. Click the General button at the top of the new window.
  4. Choose your default email application from the selection menu next to "Default Email Reader:."
  5. When you exit the application, your preferences will be saved.

You should now see the default email client listed in Picasa. Once the default email application is set, you can set Picasa to use this program every time you email photos.