Help with photo editing

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  1. Oofie macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I need help with editing photos. Here's my background:

    When I had my g4 ibook, I used Nikon editor to edit my photos (resize, crop, adjustments). Now with my MBP, I want to use iPhoto exclusively as Nikon editor is not a UB.

    Here's my question:
    Is there a way to resize a picture in iPhoto? For example, I have a photo that has a size of 2048 x 1536 and I want to resize it so that it will be 640 x 480 or 1024 x 768?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    iPhoto can do all that. GraphicConverter can do all that and more. Apple bundles GC with some professional computers. It is very much the poor man's PhotoShop.
     
  3. opik macrumors member

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    yes..select the photo and then click on File>Export
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no point resizing an image for use within iPhoto itself. When you export images from iPhoto then you get the chance to specify the size.
     
  5. Oofie thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, only reason why I want to resize the pictures is because I often email them to my friends back home, so I need smaller files. Thanks for your help guys!
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Mail has the option to reduce graphics file sizes.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes -- you can very conveniently do it *after* you paste the image into the mail! :)
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Or if you want to email like 5-10 photos to someone, do what I do: Drag the photos you want to email from iPhoto and onto your Desktop. Make a script using AUTOMATOR that allows you to go into Finder and select all the images you'd like to resize, then resizes each photo to the size you specify (and save this script so you can use it all the time, which is what I use almost every day).

    Then drag and drop them into your email.
     
  9. thumb macrumors 6502

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    if you want to email the files, iphoto has the feature built right in.

    in iphoto, click mail, it will ask you what size, then it will paste them right in a message. you can select multiple images at once with either shift or control click.

    cheers
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So many options! :)

    You can also multiple select the photos you want in iPhoto and use the iPhoto Export feature to resize them all according to the same rules (like you set maximum horizontal and vertical dimensions or somesuch, and it resizes all of them according to those dimensions but does not screw up aspect ratios or anything).

    It's nice to have options! ;)
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    GIMP is obviously more preofessional. and Free:)
     

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