6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 4:47 PM by LarryHN
VLYVLY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After I edit a photo it becomes too small. For example 7mb will be 600kb after simple edit.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Why after edit photos are so small?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    With no information there can be no answer

     

    What version of iPhoto? Exctly what are you doing? For example if you severally crop a photo it will get very small.  Where are you seeing this size?

     

    LN

  • 2. Re: Why after edit photos are so small?
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,745 points)

    Where are you getting this file size from?

  • 3. Re: Why after edit photos are so small?
    VLYVLY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am using iphoto '11 9.2.3

    The edit can be a simple retouch.

    I am getting file size from "info". It is RAW before and after edit.

  • 4. Re: Why after edit photos are so small?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    That does not follow since you can not edit a RAW image - the edits are applied to the PEG preview since it is not possible to edit RAW - although that is a large difference is posible it seems larger that typical - select an unedited photo and export as kind original (this will give you the RAW and again as kind current (this will give you the preview JPEG) - repoert the finder sizes of those two exports

     

    LN

  • 5. Re: Why after edit photos are so small?
    VLYVLY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    select an unedited photo and export as kind original (this will give you the RAW and again as kind current (this will give you the preview JPEG)

    I did as instructed- (before and after edit) they are both .CR2 and the same size(7MB). I would like to export them as JPEG however so I can attach to an email.

    I am obviously confused here. If they are not edited why does it show a different RAW file size before and after?

  • 6. Re: Why after edit photos are so small?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    Yes - something is amiss - once you edit the original is saved but the photo you view in iPhoto and export is either a JPEG or a TIFF (if you have selected that in the preferences - normally not advised) - jsut as a test I too a 16.9 MB RAW and did a small retouch on it - it dropped down to a 4.5 MB JPEG

     

    as to e-mail if you select the photo and click share and choose email you will have a JPEG attached to the email - if you use Mail for your e-mail client you can choose size during this process

     

    LN