Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to Mr_Danny_b)
This is like the Email question. Dragging only grabs the Preview. Use File Export and select the size and format you desire.
Aperture does not create any image for intended Export until commanded to do so. But I always keeps the Original safe, and the Version or Versions you have created via your editing. The latter are not actual image files until exported.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to Ernie Stamper)
I have a RAW file (22 mbs), I can see from your helpful guidance that I can go into Aperture/Preferences/Export and set the export format to (for example) Tiff 16 bit. When I do that the exported Tiff file is 53 mbs, sounds like I have a got a pretty full version there with all the information store in it so no compaints.
I have another option, export as jpeg in 'original size'. When I set that and then 'Share as email', the resulting image is 2.2 mbs. Do you think a 2.2mb jpeg can be the full high quality image ?
My knowledge of this area, isas you can see, a bit limited. I do understand that if I was sending the image to a printer to get a high quality image, I would send him the 53 mb Tiff file, but is the 2.2 mb jpeg a lower resolution cut doewn version of the original ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to Mr_Danny_b)
Original Size refers to the dimensions of the image (in pixels) not to the File Size.
Tiff is an uncompressed file format, Jpeg a compressed one. Yes you can have an excellent quality jpeg - for instance almost all news and sports shooting is done in jpeg - but you wouldn't want to edit it further as each generation would lose quality.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to Mr_Danny_b)
In the Preferences you are only seeing the format for sending to an External Editor, and for Email.
Under File/Export you have a full set of choices, each of which can be fine tuned. For example, you can edit the Original Size JPEG to have various levels of compression, while still having the full pixel dimension.
You need to read some more, and familiarize yourself with the options.
and other such helps.