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Working with Raw files in Aperture

596 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 4:13 PM by Ernie Stamper RSS
Mr_Danny_b Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 3, 2013 1:26 PM

I bought a DSL are camera recently and have been shooting RAW


Naturally my library is filling up with raw files


My question is - when I want to export a very high quality image how do I get it out of Aperture and keep it as a large ihigh-quality image in raw?


The export options that I have - from dragging to the desktop to sharing as-  all end up leaving me with a JPEG image which might only be two or 3 MB. The raw file can often be 10 or 15 MB


So what is the best way to output the full image?

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Jan 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.



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    Jan 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.






  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,455 points)
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    Jan 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.




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