5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2009 12:43 PM by Terence Devlin
LIREN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How do I save my photo imported from Canon to a TIFF format? they are all saved automatically as JPEG or RAW. When I follow iphoto help to "save as 16-bit TIFF" in Advanced Setting then edit and save, after clicking "done" button, it didn't give me any "save" choice. Thanks! I can use "Export" to do this, but it seems a little stupid that I must export photo out of iphoto to get a TIFF? Thanks!

Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,230 points)
    LIREN

    I’m not sure I understand your problem.

    When you import a RAW to iPhoto the app copies the pic into the Library untouched and make a JPEG preview of the app.

    If you check the ‘Save Edits as 16 bit TIFF‘ option, then, when you edit a RAW the edits are saved as TIFF. There is no ‘Save’ choice, it’s done automatically.

    Regards

    TD
  • LIREN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank Terence! But when I click "done" where is my TIFF photo stored? In iphoto library, it is still a RAM format. Put it this way, I want to save a TIFF file to my USB for store to print, 
    how can I find that TIFF photo which I just edited. 
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,230 points)
    Try select the pic in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export and in the resulting window set the Kind: to Current...

    The File is stored in the Modified Folder, however, do not access it from there.: Don't change anything in the iPhoto Library Folder via the Finder or any other application. iPhoto depends on the structure as well as the contents of this folder. Moving things, renaming things or otherwise making changes will prevent iPhoto from working and could even cause you to damage or lose your photos.

    Regards

    TD
  • LIREN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    By "do not access it from there", you mean I can't even see it? Can I find that TIFF file in "Modified Folder", then save to my USB without any changing?
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (132,230 points)
    If you export the file you will get the tiff with no changes.

    But hey, do it any way you want.

    Select one of the affected photos in the iPhoto Window and right click on it. From the resulting menu select 'Show File’. A Finder Window will open with the file selected.

    or

    Go to the Pictures Folder and find the iPhoto Library. Right Click on it and select ‘Show Package Contents’ and a Finder window will open with the Library exposed. Root around in there to your hearts content.

    Regards

    TD