Mobileme, iWeb, & iPhoto

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by wbaetz, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. wbaetz macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    Hi. New MacRumors forum user here.

    I'm trying to figure out what exactly is happening when I upload tiff images to Mobileme from iPhoto via iWeb. The pictures appear in the iWeb gallery as jpegs (understandably), and I haven't been able to locate any tiff files on my iDisk anywhere, so I assume that they are being converted upon upload. If that is the case does anyone know what sort of jpeg conversion parameters are being used? I am unaware of any settings for specifying the conversion.

    Alternately, is it possible that the original uploaded tiff files do reside "in the cloud", but in a location hidden from me?

    Hate to be so retentive about this, but I spent alot of time creating my digital images and I want to understand just exactly what's happening to them "in the cloud".
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    I believe you can choose (through the info window) the compression, faster loading smaller files size or full quality, though I'm not sure if full quality would keep them in the original TIFF format.

    If you want to look for the original files I'd suggest looking in your iDisk Web folder as that's where it'll all be.

    Attached Files:

  3. wbaetz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    Thanks for your reply Sam. I did find that preferences dialog you mentioned in your post. It appears to be for for specifying downloading from iWeb as opposed to uploading parameters, but the fact that you can allow downloading of full quality files implies that high res images can be uploaded.

    I didn't find any tiff files anywhere in my iDisk, but did find a large (3MB) jpeg file that corresponds to the tiff I uploaded.

    I could be splitting hairs at this point. I currently have accounts with Kodak gallery, Photobucket, Flickr, and Picasa, and iPhoto>iWeb>Mobileme appears to have them all beat when it comes to image quality.

    I still wish I had a clearer picture of what exactly iWeb is doing to my tiff files on upload.

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