Here’s the problem. Through the years we receive plenty of email messages from friends, family, co-workers which have photos attached. Sometimes we put the photos into iPhoto, and sometimes we don’t. Often, we simply forward the attached photos to someone else, and remind ourselves to save the photos. But we never do.
How can you get those photos back from your email accounts? It’s simple. One by one, open each message and copy the photo to your Mac.
Or, just use Lost Photos.
This clever Mac app searches your email accounts to find message with photos. Then, it grabs the photos, downloads them to your Mac, and makes them ready to save in iPhoto or share online.
There’s even a built-in option for Lost Photos to post selected photos to Facebook or Twitter. Or, click to email the photo to friends, family, or co-workers.
What’s not to like? Lost Photos is very inexpensive (especially considering the time it save finding photos in email messages) and drop dead simple to use.
Caveats? A few. Lost Photos works with Google Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, even Apple’s iCloud email.
For now, it does not work with Hotmail and many email accounts for internet service providers. And, unfortunately, it doesn’t yet work with Mail on your Mac.
If you have plenty of email saved on Google or Yahoo! and there are photos attached to the messages, Lost Photos makes it easy to get them back.