4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2012 8:32 AM by babowa
babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,295 points)

I'm probably missing something really easy, but I don't use Aperture regularly, so....

 

I take pics with 180x180 ppi, 1920 x 1080. I import one into Aperture to do some "enhancing" and export the enhanced version. The picture now is 72 x 72 ppi. If I export the original, it is still 180x180; but that isn't the enhanced version. I cannot find a setting/option to tell Aperture to leave that alone - I don't appreciate having a picture resolution changed without my doing it.

 

Is there a way to leave the resolution untouched even if I make changes to a picture and where can I set it?


iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), (OS X ML, 10.7.4, 10.6.8), 2.93 GHz
  • 1. Re: Aperture changes resolution of pictures
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,705 points)

    Hi babowa,

    how are you exporting the enhanced version? Using the command "File > Export > Version" with the "Export Preset" set to "Jpeg - Original Size"?

    Then check the "DPI" settings for this preset. That is by default set to 72 dpi, and change it 180.

     

    You can do that by selecting this preset on export, then changing the preset to "Edit". In the "Image Export - Edit" panel you can duplicate this preset and modify the copy. Simply set the dpi to 180 DPI. Then use your own preset.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

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  • 2. Re: Aperture changes resolution of pictures
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,295 points)

    Aha, I was missing the "edit" at the bottom of the jpeg - original size (or others) options. It would not have occurred to me that a resolution setting would be under edit when I'm choosing a size. Anyway, I just tried it and it worked - thanks. I figured it'd be easy, but the placement of the choices is not intuitive (at least in my opinion.

     

    Too late to redo my last batch of 50 pics (I don't want to have to do that again, LOL), but they won't be printed or used in a movie or slideshow anyway, so it's not that important.

  • 3. Re: Aperture changes resolution of pictures
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,705 points)

    but the placement of the choices is not intuitive (at least in my opinion.

    You are right. The placement of the choices (in a preset) is perfectly o.k., but the names of the presets are not well chosen. The name suggest, you are only selecting a size and a file encoding, but do not reflect, that you are also setting the dpi and and the watermark.

  • 4. Re: Aperture changes resolution of pictures
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,295 points)

    Me thinks that is worthy of an ER (enhancement request) which I will do.

     

    Glad you helped me find it though - at least I now know where to look for it!