5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2010 9:12 AM by Kirby Krieger
luc0583 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I presume that it must be possible to compress the total size off a photo, so that i will be able sending them easily by Email. I would like to send by email at least 20 photos in one email, and the size of each photo is now about 3 Mb .
How must I proceed ?

  • 1. Re: compressing photos in aperture
    David Strait Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Select the photos you want to email, then select File - Export - Versions. Then select the export preset (e.g. JPEG 50% of original, or create a preset to your liking), then "export versions."

    Alternatively, (to save a couple steps) select file, share, email, then select image size after the mail client launches (small, medium, large, or actual).

  • 2. Re: compressing photos in aperture
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
    The selection of size to send when using the Email command is set separately from other exports in Aperture Preferences/Export.

  • 3. Re: compressing photos in aperture
    chaelsea tolentino Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    But by doing this, will it mess with the quality to much? My clients would like to print the photos and I will let them up to an 8x10 because they are paying for it. Could they print an 8x10 and still have it look good?
  • 4. Re: compressing photos in aperture
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,735 points)
    That depends: What size do you shoot at? Can 50% make a Jpeg with 300 dpi 8 x 10 or there abouts?


  • 5. Re: compressing photos in aperture
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,915 points)
    Two points.

    1. Aperture stores and provides tools to make adjustments to your digital negatives. It also provides a v. broad range of exporting options. Your digital negatives are never altered. It does a great job, but at the cost of some confusion, particularly about what a "photo" is and what a "file" is.

    I don't know the best way to conceive of this, but I think of my digital negatives (I shoot only raw) as templates, I think of the sum of Adjustments done in Aperture as instructions on how to change (adjust, manipulate, cook) these templates, and I think of the exports as specific +final products+ ready to be served. For me, these correspond to three distinct activities done in Aperture:
    - import and store (in my case, raw) -- (creates images in Aperture)
    - retrieve and alter (cooking) -- (alters and/or re-creates images in Aperture)
    - export and serve (plated and served) -- (neither alters nor creates images in Aperture)

    In all cases, the "photo" you took, the "photo" you see in Aperture after adjustments are made, and the "photo" you send to your clients to allow them to print a good 8x10, are all different and correspond to different data.

    2. The exporting options are, as already mentioned by others, extensive. It is your job to determine which settings work for your needs (both direct -- how to get an on-screen or on-paper result -- and indirect -- how to protect your copyright). Note that exporting an image creates an image file outside of Aperture (hence "export"). You can export any and all of your cooked or un-cooked "photos" in infinite ways, infinite times. Exporting neither alters any existing images in Aperture (with the minor exception of adding or changing some of the metadata which records exporting information), nor adds any images to your Aperture Library.