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Dan Connors Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2013 11:36 AM

It appears to me that iPhoto is automatically enhancing my photos when it displays them--based on the fact that when I go into edit mode, the photo often appears completely different (and always worse).

 

Anyone else notice this?

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to Dan Connors)

    No - and no one had posted it here

     

    And iPhoto does not "automatically" enhance photos

     

    Nopt sure at all waht you are seeing

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Dan Connors)

    Are you shooting Jpeg or Raw?

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to Dan Connors)

    Sounds like the thumbnail files need rebuilding.  If you're using iPhoto 11 launch iPhoto with the Option+Command keys held down and, in the window that appears, select the second option:

    iP93rebuild.PNG

    It may take several attempts to fix them all.

     

    If you're using iPhoto 09 or earlier select the 3rd and 4th items:

    iP11rebuildoptions.PNG

     

    Again it may take more than once.

     

    OT

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to Dan Connors)

    What resolution? What color profile? If yu give it a bit does the edit mode image clear up? What version of iPhoto?

     

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
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    Apr 28, 2013 7:01 PM (in response to Dan Connors)

    Turn off the auto color/B&W switch - iPhoto only supports color (only RGB color) and sRGB is best

     

    And note that 300 DPI is not a high resolution scan unless you have very large photos - with a 300 DPI scan you can only print hight quality up to the size of the original photo and good quality up to double the size

     

    Thew length and width in pixels is the best information - DPI is meaningless for digital photos - if you scan a 4x6 photo at 300 DPI you get a 1200x1800 image - pretty low by todays standards - you need to be looking at teh pixel sizes fo the photos and the potential uses for them

     

    In any case unless you are scanning very large photos then the digital image size is not a problem - for very large photos iPhoto can take a while to process and display the full resolution photo

     

    LN

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,980 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to Dan Connors)

    Interpretation:

    based on the fact that when I go into edit mode, the photo often appears completely different
    Read that as the image in the edit mode was different than what you saw in the thumbnail/preview.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    May 5, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to Dan Connors)

    What colour profile are these images?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,630 points)
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    May 5, 2013 12:47 PM (in response to Dan Connors)

    The Color Profile is - for the want of a phrase - the definition the computer uses to show you 'red' or 'blue'. There are many, many profiles, the ones iPhoto uses are RGB based, as that's what Cameras shoot in. If you have imported those images as a Greyscale setting on your scanner well then you will get unusual results.

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