iPhoto and Ken Burns effect

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. I used iPhoto to create Ken Burns effect. However, when zoomed in, some of the photos appeared to be fuzzy. Is there a good way to prevent this from happening? Thanks.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    A camera with more pixels, or maybe shoot in RAW format rather than JPEG.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for your advice. I am very sorry that I did not mention my problem clearly. I used handbrake to extra movie from the DVD. Then, I saved the video as a m4v file. Next, I opened the resulting file in QuickTime. Under QuickTime, I copied the frame/image and pasted it to a drawing program such as Gimp. Then, I saved the image/frame as jpeg (highest resolution) under Gimp. Finally, I imported to iPhoto and displayed the image using Ken Burns effect.

    Now, I know that under Gimp, I should have saved the image in RAW format rather than JPEG format. Is there anything that I could do to solve my problem? As I took the images from the movie, obviously I cannot shoot them with a camera of more pixels.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    My comment probably still stands. After all that importing and conversion, I can't imagine that the resolution of the final image is that high. Do a "Get Info" on it and see what the pixels are. Probably less than 1000 a side?

    So, it'll look fuzzy as you zoom in, so reduce the amount of zoom.
     

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