iPhoto to iDvd

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MajorTCS, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. MajorTCS macrumors regular

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    I transfered a slideshow from iPhoto to iDvd. The results were Bad! Grainy, too many pixels. I watched it on a 720 HD tv thru Blue-Ray and it looked worse. I then tried a straight burn from iPhoto to disk. This was worse. I shoot all photos at near RAW.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    What is "near RAW"?
     
  3. davegregory macrumors regular

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    What could be the problem is that because iDVD can't create a dvd with a pixel ratio greater than 720 x 480. It doesn't matter if you play it on a blu ray player or HDTV, it's never going to be larger than 720x480. That's really tiny in comparison to even a 3.1 mp image which is somewhere around 2048 × 1536. You have a few options;

    1) probably the cheapest. Hook your mac up to your HDTV and watch it that way. If you have a laptop it will be very easy.

    2) blu ray burner and roxio's Toast program. To burn a blu ray disk that has a higher resolution

    3) an apple TV or PS3 or Xbox, any other sort of set top box that can play high def content without needing a disk.

    That's about it for your options to get a better picture. It really has nothing to do with how great the quality of the original image. It's a limitation of the device you're watching it on.
     

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