I asked this question in another part of this forum, but only received 1 response and it did not help, unless i have done something wrong. When in aperture the file size of a picture is 4.68mb, and when i drag the photo to a file on my desktop, the file size goes down to 268kb!! Can someone tell me why this is happening? Thanks David My image export preset is set to jpeg original, shouldn't that "drag" the same size file to the desktop folder??