5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2008 7:25 AM by hallerphoto
Sean65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all,

Is there a way of exporting files at a uniform size of 700kb regardless of how big the versions are?

Some images I crop more than others but regardless of what size they are I'd like to use the FTP plugin to upload them all at about the same size.



iMac 24', Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Exporting files at a uniform size
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Use the following tutorial to get familiar with the Export functions. See the tutorial at:


    Actual file size is not directly a choice that I know of, but you can calculate what may get you there.

    What FTP plugin are you referring to?

    You may find other useful things about Aperture in some of the other tutorials in that group, as well.

  • 2. Re: Exporting files at a uniform size
    Sean65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Ernie,

    I'm using UberUpload from Ubermind.

    I can only see ways of doing it as a percentage of the original file. But after some cropping and minor tweaks I'm only guessing at what the file size could be, so it's a bit hit and miss with the results.

    I usually use Photo Mechanic for FTP duties which gives an accurate file size under the image quality slider. I would like to use Aperture exclusively for my work flow but this is the only problem I've encountered so far.

    Thanks anyway

  • 3. Re: Exporting files at a uniform size
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Sorry to not have better answer -- perhaps someone else will.

  • 4. Re: Exporting files at a uniform size
    Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)
    a standard file size, probably do able with tiffs r other uncompressed file formats, pick a size and each file should be the same. A compressed file format, that is a big ask, each file will be looked at individually and compressed based on the content of the file. eg. a pic with no detail will compress a lot whereas a pic with lots of detail will need lots of information and be compressed differently and thus be a different file size.

  • 5. Re: Exporting files at a uniform size
    hallerphoto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I will just chime in and say that this is possible . . . . just not in Aperture. I know I would like Apple to add it as an option.

    Another program that I sometimes use, iView MediaPro, has an option on its export settings where you can have it target a predetermined size when you output jpegs. It gives you the highest jpeg quality possible while getting the file size to be very near your target size without going over. It's not a perfect program, though, and it seems to have gone downhill since Microsoft bought it.

    I might also add that iView is very quick at outputting jpegs, even when it has to fit them to a file size.

    This is definitely something that could be a useful addition to Aperture.