Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Of course, you're right! I rotated a photo a little to make it straight, and iPHhoto probably just threw away unused pixels, that's why file became smaller.
I tried to do non destructive editing like fixiing red eyes and the file is the same resolution and went down in size only 300 kb i.e. from 5.1 mb to 4.8 mb.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to sojourner42)
I also have this problem, i'm ML 10.8.2 and iPhoto '11 9.4.2. I only just noticed it today while looking through some older photos in my iPhoto library. I've rebuilt my iPhoto library but this hasn't fixed the problem. If a fix is found could you please post it here?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 2:29 PM (in response to Old Toad)
I definitely have this problem with a retail version of PSE 10.
I've tried creating new libraries, doing various things but nothing seems to help.
Interesting, the Aperture trial does not have this problem, but it also won't let me edit a photo once it's been edited by iphoto.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to cfrombarrhead)
I have this problem and have tried to get both apple help and adobe help to resolve the issue for me. The best I have been able to get is a sort of partial temporary fix from apple but as previous posters have said the problem comes back when you close and then reopen iPhoto 11.
It is very frustrating. I wonder if a fix will come in the form of an update or iPhoto 12?
Has anyone found a fix yet?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to silentmember)
Aperture does not have the rotation/cropping bug and even lets you switch back and forth between Aperture and iPhoto in the same library (important for me, so I can share the library with my wife).
BUT - Aperture has a very different work flow and some different approaches to preserving originals.
I would suggest trying Aperture out for yourself and deciding if it's for you.
I actually did a head-to-head comparison between Aperture and Lightroom. They both have good points, but I really had a hard time understanding Lightroom's approach to image processing, while Aperture was easier for me to get a handle on.
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Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to porkchop_d_clown)
Apple no longer has their 30 day trial available from Apple, but you can still google around and find the DMG on the internet.
1. Where exactly does that DMG come from? If it's not hosted on an Apple site then only an idiot would install it. You have no idea what it might be hacked with. Installing requires your Admin password and that's the key to all your data.
2. Apple no longer have the trial available...
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 5:11 PM (in response to porkchop_d_clown)
I've long since given up on trying to use PSE on my Mac (even though I bought PSE 9.0 from Apple). And I'm perfectly happy, as Apple wants me to, to use Aperture to edit my photos going forward. But, although Aperture works fine for newly imported files, it's no better than iPhoto insofar as my old photos are concerned. I.e. because I "upgraded" to a new Mac running Mountain Lion, hundreds of pictures that I spent untold hours scanning into iPhoto and then editing with PSE (9.0 and earlier) are now screwed up in the way everyone here is describing (i.e. they're "mega-zoomed" and can't be further edited), regardless of whether I use iPhoto or Aperture.
Clearly, there's nothing wrong with the files themselves. In thumbnail view or when I double-click to open an individual picture, I only get the lower left quadrant; but (when I'm in iPhoto) if I touch the top of my mouse and move my finger to the right the whole picture appears. And the whole of each picture appears in iPhoto on my iPhone and iPad, which I'm syncing to my Mac.
Really exasperating that Apple hasn't fixed this. I understand that they want people to prefer their products to Adobe's, and if they don't want to support Photoshop going forward that's their perogative. But this is affecting people who relied on Photoshop when it did work well with iPhoto and that's not ok.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 10:24 PM (in response to rcha101)
It all goes back a couple of iPhoto updates ago. It used to be that when you edited in an external editor, a duplicate was created in the grid view (previously that dupe was hidden) Annoying, but at least your edited version didn't get screwed up. In the latest version, your edits screw up the framing. If only Apple were paying attention to this thread, they could probably fix the propblem pronto. Bah!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2013 3:45 AM (in response to ScannerJ)
I did this too, but nothing happens. Strange, it seems as if Apple do not care. Going the way to Upgrade with Aperture is a "no go", beacause edited files are huge, and working with layers and text etc is not supported.
Hey Apple, if you read this, wake up and do something !!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2013 4:05 AM (in response to mkmichaelmk)
Just as an FYI: This forum is Users talking to other Users. Apple don't promise to read anything here. The route to the them is iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback