LIGHTROOM - How to set up a signature & import contacts for "Email Photo" function (using Gmail)

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Is there a way to personalize the "Email Photo" routine to allow users to:

Add a signature (as per the attached screen shot)

Import email contacts so that I don't have to keep typing them in as I use them!

(I am using Gmail as my email application on a PC)

Thanks in advance
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You can add people to your address book using the Address button, top right, but there's no way to import.

And no, you can't do a default signature in Lightroom. You could try something like TextExpander to save you typing each time.
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Ok, thanks for the clarification.

shame that there is no way to get a tighter integration though. something for the future perhaps?
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To set expectations, I wouldn't expect big changes there any time soon. You might find using gmail through a desktop app would suit you better, even if just used for LR. LR can pass the photo to the desktop email app and the desktop email can handle the address book and signatures.
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Ok. Yes, I did try to configure this part, but failed!
Is there any definitive guidance on Gmail in LR u can point me to please ?
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I'm sure there's probably some information freely available on the web.

FWIW, I know my book goes into how to set up the address book in Lightroom, as well as how to connect LR with a desktop email app (which is really straightforward, and not specific to gmail).