Copy 27gig iphoto library to 2.7gig dvd

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  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Dear members,

    Is their an app that would allow me to compress 27 gigs of iphotos and burn them to a 2.7 gig dvd? I'm looking to back up my library to dvd.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    I would use something like Stuffit, but im not sure if that much could be compressed to 2.7GB
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There is no way you're going to compress 27 gb into 2.7 gb using Stuffit.
    If you can then I am wrong and if I am wrong I'm going to find it oddly amusing.

    If I have 27 gb of photos I would not trust compressing them into 2.7 gb for sake of saving space. If you do that, I hope you back up the 27gb elsewhere, uncompressed.
     
  4. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    Straight Answer... IMPOSSIBLE

    :p

    There is no way... that you are going to get it to compress into that size... You might be lucky if you can compress it to below 20GB... but 2.7... your mad!!!
     
  5. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Either way, it's still impossible to achieve that much compression on photos.
     
  7. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Photos tend to be compressed anyway unless you are using raw mode. You can't compress them much more.
     
  9. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    externals are very cheap these days...

    or back up to multiple DVD's.
     
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I don't know of any way you can compress 27 GB of photos into 2.7, or even 4.7. As someone else pointed out, most photo formats are already compressed, so there's not much more that you can "squeeze out of them", if you will. Then again, WAV files can be compressed into a tenth of their original size, so perhaps if you're using a fully uncompressed format you can pull this off. But you're going to lose a lot of information in the photos if you're able to do this.
     

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