IPhoto export photo quality

Is there a way to manually dictate the JPG image quality upon iphoto export to web? The images the automatic web portfolio is very poor. Quality 5 at best.
There must be a way to hard set this export feature.

There are two quality levels involved when you add iPhoto photos to an iWeb photo page: 1 - the quality of the image used for the iWeb slideshow presentation and that of the file provided for download from that site. Which are you concerned with?
What's the URL of your site so we can examine the photos first hand? Also what are the pixel dimensions of the photos that you are transferring to iWeb?
OT

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    How are you determining that the export is "much worse" than the imported photo
    What format are you shooting on the DSLR (I assume it is digital)? What format are you exporting?
    For what it is worth I do two daily backups (Time Machine running hourly and a daily bootable clone of my entier system) and I dod an occasional off site backup and I use three 32 GB level 10 SD cards so even shooting 16 MP RAW I only rotate back to the oldest card about once a year giving me a year's originals in addito=ion to my other backups
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  • Iphoto exporting photo looks pale on iphone

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    Okay, I know you said you want to leave them in the library. But you can save disc space by deleting your exports after you've finished uploading them.
    The reason I'm reluctant to tell you how to do it your way is that one of the most common causes of iPhoto damage is when people mess around inside the iPhoto library folder in Finder. Any changes made while you're in there will break the link between your file and the iPhoto database. At worst, you can corrupt your whole database and have to start over with a fresh library.
    That being said, you should know that the full-sized photos are contained in either the Originals folder (unedited photos here) or the Modified folder (edited and rotated photos here). The advantage to exporting is that iPhoto knows which one to copy; to find it yourself you have to go looking around a bit.
    And, just to be safe, you can use Finder to make a duplicate of the file Library6.iPhoto, located just inside the iPhoto Library folder. (It's a relatively small file.) Keeping a current copy of this file will allow you to easily restore your library in the event of database corruption. I make a new duplicate every time I close iPhoto and keep the 2 most recent copies as back-up.

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    Terence,
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  • Photo quality in iphoto

    Hi,
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    I have also searched for the original file, its size is 1mb.
    So, I am at a loss. I have also used image capture to bring in the 8mb photos, and they are converted to 1 mb.
    PLEASE tell me what I am doing wrong, or how to correct this?
    I am pulling my hair out here.
    I would be forever in your debt.
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    Jordan
    Welcome to the Apple user to user assistance forums
    iPhoto does not modify the original photos - in a managed library it copies them to the library - in a referenced library it points to them where ever they are
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  • Export 100% quality photos with metadata?

    I've spent hours searching the web and this forum but can't figure out how to do this.
    SUMMARY:
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    DETAILS:
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    - JPEG Quality: Maximum results in photos that are about TWICE the size of the original.
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    Message was edited by: Longwalker

    Terence, thank you for your quick reply!
    You basically confirmed what I found out by trial-and-error.
    Unfortunately, I think the news is bad. Here's why:
    A typical picture in my iPhoto library, a JPEG taken by a compact digicam, is 1.8 MB. Let's compare that to the sizes of the same picture when exported using the various options:
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    11.4 MB - TIFF - lossless, all metadata included
    3.1 MB - JPEG Maximum - lossy but all metadata included
    0.7 MB - JPEG High - lossy but all metadata included
    You wrote "For my money the best bet is the tiff". I know tiff's are the highest quality format (non-lossy), but, in my case anyway, they're 6.3 X larger.
    Is it really true that the only way to move my photos out of iPhoto while preserving 100% of the quality and all the extended metadata is to increase the size of my photos over 6 times? Really?
    That seems a bit ridiculous. Consider a library of 10,000 photos averaging 2 MB each (which is on the small side these days). That library would be at least 20 GB (not really considering all the additional space used by thumbnails, dupes, etc). But if I want to export all those photos in a lossless way while preserving metadata, the size will jump to over 126 GB!!
    Many of us have Macs with hard drives large enough to easily handle a 20GB iPhoto library, but if that library suddenly exported itself into a 126 GB monster, that would challenge many of our hard drives.
    Is there really no other way?

  • Exporting photos in iphoto

    when in iPhoto, my photos are high quality such as 9mb.  i hit export, maximum quality, jpg. and it exports asm 1.2mb.  i understand in can hit "original" but if have edited it then it does not show my edit.   also, if i export to desktop and then import to photoshop it is low res.  how do i get around that?
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    LH ,  i quote you, "
    As I said previously if you want a BIG image export as a TIFF and it will be very big - but not any better quality than the 1.2 mb JPEG
    and something is wrong with your observations - if you have a 9 mb JPEG (which is not really likely)" 
    first let me say, i am not blind and i am looking at the info on the image in iPhoto.  second, i know how to read the info.  i have been doing this for a long time.  i have some images that have loaded higher than that from the camera.  i have a full frame camera with 25mb and it takes higher mb images. 
    keith, yes alitle is understandable but that much is not.  i am not changing the size when exporting.  also,  the only problem with exporting original, i might have tweaked or cropped in iPhoto. 

  • IPhoto library slideshow - to iDVD photo quality

    Hi,
    i'm new to Mac computers, just got my first one - and I've created a photo slide show with iPhoto and exported/burned it with iDVD with my own menu and everything and all went well, except the photo quality is AWFUL. The pictures are jagged and not as sharp as they appear in iPhoto. I checked and watched the mpeg file it created in order for it to go to iDVD, and that was great - is it the Mpeg2 encoding that is ruining the quality?
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    I am trying to create a project for a client. It is a slideshow with music. Seems simple??? NOPE!
    I thought to use imovie and burn it to a CD, but am I crazy?
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  • How can I retain the original quality of a photo when sending it by email.At the moment if I drag them in to the email from iphoto the image quality reduces.

    When I add photos to an email by dragging them in from iphoto the quality of the photos reduce.
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    Philip

    When I add photos to an email by dragging them in from iphoto the quality of the photos reduce.
    Philip, dragging from iPhoto will export previews of the image, not the original high resolution image. To export higher quality versions from iPhoto don't drag, but use "File > Export"
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  • Problems exporting photos in iPhoto 6

    When I try to export photos from iPhoto to my hard drive, I get an error message that says:
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    This directory doesn't exist - I've tried creating several different folders, but to no avail. If I drag the photos directly to my desktop from iPhoto they work fine, but I can't export resized photos this way.
    Has anyone else seen this problem, and if so, is there a fix for it? Thanks in advance!

    LH ,  i quote you, "
    As I said previously if you want a BIG image export as a TIFF and it will be very big - but not any better quality than the 1.2 mb JPEG
    and something is wrong with your observations - if you have a 9 mb JPEG (which is not really likely)" 
    first let me say, i am not blind and i am looking at the info on the image in iPhoto.  second, i know how to read the info.  i have been doing this for a long time.  i have some images that have loaded higher than that from the camera.  i have a full frame camera with 25mb and it takes higher mb images. 
    keith, yes alitle is understandable but that much is not.  i am not changing the size when exporting.  also,  the only problem with exporting original, i might have tweaked or cropped in iPhoto. 

  • Iphoto export quality issues

    I notice when I'm working in iphoto lately. When I export photos, no matter how I do it the photos come out with much lower quality as what they are in iphoto.
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    http://i.imgur.com/XD2Ey.jpg
    Photo on the left is the original. The photo in the middle is my work in iphoto and the photo on the right is what is exported.
    I never use to have this problem... Anyone with an idea?
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    The orig. file on the left is RAW.
    I've just done some editing in the adjust section to the photo (The pic in the middle of the example above) to how I want it.
    Export the photo Max quality, full size.
    The exported photo looks like much of the agustments I've done in iphoto are missing (eg:Sharpness & Definition).
    I just want my photos exported to match what they look like in iphoto with my adjusments.
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  • IPhoto not exporting photos properly

    iPhoto 9.4.2.
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    Tried exporting to multiple formats, different quality settings and several times. I've been able to do this successfully in the past.
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  • Exporting photos from iPhoto - using in Word

    I'm trying to build a Word document using some of the photos in iPhoto. Using the "Export" command in iPhoto and selecting jpg format I export the desired photo to a folder on the desktop. So far so good. Preview opens this file as does most other applications. But if I use the "Insert Picture from file" command in Word (or Excel for that matter) and navigate to the photo I just exported and select it, I get an error message that says
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    I have tried dragging the original iPhoto exported jpg from the folder on the desk top into Word but the photo usually just pops back again - i.e. it won't paste. (Except that about 1 in 10 photos WILL paste! - and there's no obvious difference in the files - all were taken by the same camera on the same card and imported into iPhoto at the same time! - weird!)
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    I haven't tried dragging direct from the iPhoto window because the files are too big - ~3MB a file. In using the Export command I resize the file down to around 50-100kb and paste that. Although having said that the quality seems a lot poorer than I'd imagine for even a 100kb jpg file. (the quality in iPhoto looks good - most photos are taken with a Nikon D70s SLR).
    I agree Word is hopeless - even once I get the jpg files into Word they often seem to have a mind of their own as to where they want to go - and I've lost count of the number of "Unexpected quits"!
    It does seem odd that this is inconsistent and maybe Word is at fault. I do wonder though whether iPhoto 4 is not consistent in the way that it exports images? Don't know - probably should have updated to iLife 5 - although maybe in a few hours iLife 6 will be available!

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