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photos turn to negatives

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timruah Calculating status...
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May 13, 2013 1:33 PM

When I import photos into iPhoto and make a slideshow, some of the images get converted to negatives. Different photos change depending on which theme I use.

iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    May 13, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to timruah)

    Are these scanned images that were scanned as B/W - grayscale images?  If so they will need to be rescanned as color images or have the color profile that's embedded into it stripped or changed to sRGB.  This Automator application, Convert to JPG and Embed sRGB profile, which is availalbe from  Toad's Cellar will do the job.  However you'll have to export the photos out of iPhoto, run the app on the files and reimport into iPhoto.


    If there are not grayscale images where did they come from and what color profile do they have (open with Preview and bring up the Info window - Command+i)?



  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    May 14, 2013 8:32 AM (in response to timruah)

    That Automator application I mentioned should work on those files if you have too many to rescan.  Just use it on duplicates as it says.


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