Blurred iPhoto help

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bruins, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. bruins macrumors newbie

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    Hi, does anyone know why photo's on iphoto are appearing blurry compared to the same photo's from the same source on my Kodak software? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Simon
     
  2. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Are you quickly going through the thumbnails? Sometimes it takes an image a few seconds to load. I've noticed this in iPhoto, Aperture and other software before. Just one guess :eek:
     
  3. mac1civ macrumors newbie

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    I have noticed that my photographs appear blurred in the import window, when importing photos. This is a pain as you can't see if the photo is out of focus or the subject has eyes shut etc.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    You can rebuild your iPhoto library. It has helped with this issue before but as always YMMV.

    Hold down cmd+option when you launch it and you will be presented with this window

    Picture 2.png
     
  5. mac1civ macrumors newbie

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    Which is the option key? The cmd key is the 'apple' key right?

    Sorry for such a basic question.
     
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  7. mac1civ macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that, will now try to rebuild library.
     
  8. mac1civ macrumors newbie

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    Rebuilding the photos' small thumbnails seems to make the photos load much quicker, when double-clicked. And the image focusses quicker.

    What additional advantages, if any, will the second option give - rebuilding all of the photos' thumbnails? I see that this can take some time to carry out.
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    It says it will take some time but that really depends on the number of photos/how fast your computer is.

    Think it will give improved speed overall. But if you aren't having issues ...
     
  10. mac1civ macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you are right, it only took about 7 minutes.

    The photos to be imported from my camera still appears to be a bit blurred though. The only way I can make them not blurred is to reduce the size of the thumbnail down to a very small size ..... which defeats the object.
     
  11. bruins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am not able to rebuild. I press the 2 buttons in sequence and nothing happens. I am using iPhoto 08. Will this affect?
     
  12. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Press and hold both of the buttons as you double (or single if it is in the dock) click on the icon.
     

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