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Export Settings - Drag & Drop to Desktop from iPhoto

193 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2012 3:41 PM by Terence Devlin RSS
Hemslow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 27, 2012 2:33 PM

How can I find out what export settings iPhoto is using when I drag and drop a picture from iPhoto to my desktop?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5), does not support Mountain Lion.
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to Hemslow)

    you are exporting your preview - I suggest using the export command (file menu ==> export) so you have exact control of the settings



  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to Hemslow)

    I did not say thumbnail - I said priview - it copies your current photo, the preview that iPhoto generates each time you edit - as far as I know the exact spcifications of the export of the preview are not documented



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to Hemslow)

    The iPhoto preview is a "good-enough-for-most-things" version of the photo. Medium compression and so on, but it is missing metadata and is always a jpeg.


    With File -> Export you can write the metadata to the exported file (If you use a format that supports that), you can export your Original, Jpeg (in different qualities), Tiff and Png, you can scale the size and have options for the name of the exported file.


    Put another way: drag and drop is handy, Exporting is the full monty.


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