Where do I quickly and easily reduce the size of my imported photos in iPhoto?

key-lime

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Oct 13, 2011
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I cannot seem to find the exact function to do this like in Windows when I could put in a percentage and it would reduce the size down. I have gone to Edit>Crop, but the choices there only cut the photo at a certain section.

I would like to know how to do this for one photo at a time and if there is a function to do this for a group of photos at one time?

Thanks!
 

jahala

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Feb 7, 2008
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Why do you want to reduce the size of the pictures? Most people do not want to reduce the size of photos for no reason.

Do you want to use a smaller version in another document or project?

Do want to reduce the amount of space on the drive occupied by your photo collection?

Do you want to send smaller versions of the photos to someone?

If you tell us what the smaller picture will be used for, perhaps we can provide some guidance.
 

GGJstudios

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I use Preview for resizing photos. It's quick and easy, whether with one or several photos.
 

key-lime

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Oct 13, 2011
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I am reducing them primarily to send in emails.

How do you use Preview to reduce, specifically?
 

key-lime

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Oct 13, 2011
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Where does tools>adjust size show up when you have a photo opened in iPhoto?

Thanks!
 

hfg

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As a photographer, you would want to maintain your photos at the maximum resolution (size) in the iPhoto application. You never know when you may want to print a large size photo, or extreme crop a small part of the photo to make a more dramatic version.

You will not want to email the full resolution (size) photos as they will be huge and take a lot of time to transfer. When you select the photos you want to send, select "Share" then "Email" in the top menu-bar. On the resulting layout page, look in the lower right corner for a click-menu "Photo Size". You can select several sizes (small, medium, large, and actual) to send to your email.

You can also "File / Export" the photos to the desktop and select several parameters including quality and size for the output files.


-howard
 

key-lime

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Oct 13, 2011
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Howard:

Thank you for your reply and detail. I have used the desktop method although the share method seems to be more convenient. I have Outlook for Mac 2011 and cannot seem to find this function to be able to quickly switch between Small, Medium, and Large. Thoughts?
 
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