Apeeture import from hardrive.....pictures coming out lame!!!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fitworldmac, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. fitworldmac macrumors member

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    Hey all, i"ve imported a good number of pics from my hardrive to my new aperture program and the quality of the photos are very inferior. When looking at them in the aperture program they come out small and when I expand and blow them up they are fuzzy and have very few pixels.
    Has anyone seen this before? does anyone know the cure?
    It seems as if the quality is lost somewhere during the import process....
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What is the format of the source images and what settings did you use in Aperture?

    And what Aperture and Mac OS X version do you use?
     
  3. fitworldmac thread starter macrumors member

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    its aperture 3.0.2

    the format is jpeg

    mac osx 10.5.8

    the settings for import in aperture were basic. i cant remember. i know i switched it so it wouldnt import video.
     
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    And the Aperture settings?

    How did you compare the quality of the source and the imported photos?

    Btw, your thread title has one E to many and is missing an R.
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  5. fitworldmac thread starter macrumors member

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    i didnt compare the quality. But I do know that they looked great before i put them IN the hardrive.
     
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    Have you looked at them at the same zoom level?

    What application did you use to view them before?

    What is the resolution of the source and the imported photos?

    Can you compare them now?

    Have you opened an imported photo via Preview to see if it looks different?

    Have you consulted the manual of Aperture on the correct procedure for importing images?

    Also the location of the photos before and after the import does not matter, and you put them ON the hard disk drive, if you did.
     
  7. fitworldmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I have looked at them at the same zoom levels.

    When I get to my hard drive tomorrow I can answer some more of your questions.
    I will look at a photo from my hard drive in preview and let you know.
    and I will check out the resolutions also.
    I'll let you know the results tomorrow. \Thanks SOOO much!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    No problem. Good night, it's already early in the morning here anyway.
     

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