The Time Machine backup of my photos is a lower quality than the originals?

I recently had some problems with my mac and ended up deleting my iPhoto library. Fortunately, I had a Time Machine backup that was only missing a few months. When I recovered the iPhoto Library from my Time Machine and loaded it into iPhoto, I realized that the pictures are in a lower quality (almost like thumbnails of the originals). Is there something I may have done wrong, or is there anything I can do to get my original photos back?
Any help is greatly appreciated...

Try right clicking on the iPhoto Library and "show package contents" it's really a folder and inside should be a folder called Originals.
Copy this folder out onto the desktop and then delete the iPhoto Library, then restart iPhoto and reimport the Originals.

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