Click Start, click Pictures. Move your mouse on one of the photos, but do NOT open it. The tool bar above will bring up "E-mail". Click "E-mail". Click "Attach". "Windows Live Mail 2011" will show up. Type in your complete Gmail address i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org
. Type your Password that you use in you Gmail account. Follow the prompts. Do NOT check the "manual configuration" box. You have now allowed your photo gallery to send photos from your Gmail address.
To send the photo. Again do NOT open the actual photo. Click "E-mail". Click "Attachment". The email will appear, then type in the address of the recipient. If you click to open the photo, then you will see the tool bar showing "Photo email". If you send it this way, you will not have an attachment. The photo will show in the email itself. Hope this helps you.