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Question re. iPhoto and exporting files...

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Question re. iPhoto and exporting files...


As I understand it, if you edit a photo using iPhoto it does not alter the original photo but simply applies a series of 'settings' that mean that the photo appears in its edited form when viewed through iPhoto.  If you locate the original photo using Finder, and view using (e.g.) preview, it still appears in its original form.


I understand that the edits can then be 'fixed' as a new photo by using 'export' to create a new JPG (or whatever) that then sits alongside the original file in the same folder...correct?  (requires that the new photo file is renamed to prevent it over-writing the original)?


So...if I have an iPhoto album that contains a number of 'edited' photos (which haven't been 'fixed'), but I want to send that album to someone else with both original and edited versions of the photos, do I have to 'export' each edited photo individually (to the location where the 'originals' are stored) and then export the whole album to (e.g.) the desktop...? And do I have to refresh the album in some way to make sure that both original and edited file are there before export? Or is there a quicker way...?



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to Frosticles)

    Yes. First you'll need to export using the File -> Export command and with the Kind set to Original


    That will get the unedited shots.


    Then File -> Export and Kind set to Jpeg (or Tiff) etc


    You don't have to export each photo individually


    Click on a shot to select it.


    Command-click adds other files to the selection


    Once you have selected then export...






  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:57 PM (in response to Frosticles)

    Export the Originals with the filename


    Then look closely at the Export dialogue: there are other options for naming the exported file - use one of those.


    A Smart Album can be used to find the Edited pics.







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