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iPhoto resaves photo jpeg files
Authored by: dzurn on Jan 11, '02 04:44:58AM

I thought about setting iPhoto's library to my existing (huge!) photos folder, but I decided against it.

I have a lot of raw and edited photos from my digital camera that are about 1.3 MB in size. If I let iPhoto manipulate them, then they would be re-saved with unknown compression quality. Since I want to use my photos for printing as well as web albums, I decided to let iPhoto make its "disposable" copies in its own folder, then I won't worry about damage to my digital "negatives" which are still in their original place. I'll likely continue to use Image Capture to download pictures from my camera to my regular photos folder, and only THEN let iPhoto import them.

Of course I'd love to see iPhoto upgraded so that it would only make a copy if necessary, but so far I've gotten my money's worth from the program!

Still a remarkable program, and free!



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I'm not seeing this...
Authored by: robg on Jan 13, '02 11:15:43AM

I just tried an experiment with our new camera. Using the highest resolution JPEG setting (minimal compression, 2048x1536) on the camera, a test photo downloaded into both Image Capture and iPhoto comes out at 1.3mb on the disk.

Where are you seeing additional compression?

-rob.



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