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Aperture changes resolution of pictures

355 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2012 8:32 AM by babowa RSS
babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,060 points)
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Dec 7, 2012 9:39 PM

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
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:01 PM (in response to babowa)

    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.





  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 12:14 AM (in response to babowa)

    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.


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