iMovie photo import question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by speed999, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. speed999 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2007
    Hi guys

    I am new to imovie and have a question regarding the quailty of photos when imported into imovie. In iphoto the shots are 4 meg and look great, when i import from iphoto to imovie the quailty is substantially reduced...each shot is 125k. I can't find an option to increase quality of imported photos. I am using an older veriosn of imovie..2005 i think.

    Please help.


  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    I think the problem you're experiencing is that iMovie is dow-converting all your images to fit onto a standard definition movie. Basically video has much lower resolution than stills (heck, imagine 4Mpixel images running at 30 fps! :eek: ). Even if you go to the highest settings in iMovie (1080i is it?) you'll be downsampling your pictures to a height of 720 pixels. If you want a higher-def slideshow for computers, you should probably stick with iPhoto.
  3. speed999 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2007
    I'll just have to put up with it, as i want to add music, voice overs etc.

    Thanks for you prompt reply.

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