iPhoto '11 - Export Questions

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  1. ftaok macrumors 603

    ftaok

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    OK,

    Maybe this is how it's always been, but I've just noticed it now.

    I'm trying to burn a few CDs of photos for some of my neighbors. Since some of these folks use Windows, I have to do it via Finder or Toast. iPhoto's Share/Burn feature is for Mac only.

    Anyways, when I export the photos, there's two settings that seems to have changed from iPhoto '08. One of the settings is Quality and the other is Size.

    I think with iPhoto '08, if I wanted to export the photo to be exactly the same as if I had downloaded it from the camera, I could choose the quality to be "full" or something like that.

    Seems like iPhoto '11 has a High and Max quality. When I export a file of say 3MB, High results in a file around 2MB and Max results in 8MB.

    What gives? Can iPhoto just export the file without processing the photo?

    ft
     
  2. Mac Eagle macrumors member

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    I think that when you are exporting, you want to select Kind = Original (not JPEG) and that will export the file without any kind of processing and should match the file size.
     
  3. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    If you choose the "Original" option under file type, you'll get the unaltered file (in my case, this is for a RAW file my daughter shot, the original .cr2 was exported).
     

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  4. ftaok thread starter macrumors 603

    ftaok

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    Yeah,

    Thanks. I thought I was going insane. I think my problem is that at some point on iPhoto'08, I switched it to Original. Then when we got '11, it defaulted back to JPEG.

    Thanks to both of you.
     

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