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Exporting in original format

1874 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2010 3:07 PM by godfreyc RSS
godfreyc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 16, 2010 3:38 AM
Does anyone know how to export multiple images from Aperture in their original size and format (for simple backing up, say)? Dragging to the DT worked in iPhoto, but Aperture seems to insist on converting images to JPEG previews if you do this. If you choose Export, you have to select a format for all the exported images, which I don't want to do - I want to leave them as they are. The option "Leave unchanged" isn't there.

Apologies if this has been covered before, but I'm new to Aperture.
iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Ian Wood Level 5 Level 5 (4,350 points)
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    Jun 16, 2010 3:40 AM (in response to godfreyc)
    File>Export...>Export Masters...

    Dragging images from the Aperture interface will just give you the JPEG Previews which are shared with iLife and the OS.

    Ian
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  • Ian Wood Level 5 Level 5 (4,350 points)
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    Jun 16, 2010 3:54 AM (in response to godfreyc)
    By definition, if you want the adjustments applied you can't have an unchanged image. In the case of RAW files, they have to be converted into an actual image file anyway.

    If you want the original pixel dimensions then use an export preset that is set to use the original size.

    Ian
    G5 2x2GHz, MBP 2.8GHz 17", MBP 2GHz 15", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Bunza Calculating status...
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    Jun 16, 2010 4:50 AM (in response to godfreyc)
    Chris, you should be able to do what you want by selecting the images that you want to export in the browser or viewer and then selecting export from the file menu and follow the choices. There are various presets but these can be edited. If you stick with original size you will get exactly that - the file size will vary depending on what format and compression you select. But you should be able to export exactly what you want in any format and to any folder you specify (or create).

    Callum
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  • Bunza Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 16, 2010 4:51 AM (in response to godfreyc)
    Sorry Chris, meant to add that exporting might not be the best way to back-up, but everyone's needs are different.

    Callum
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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