4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2005 6:19 PM by Old Toad
Laurel Bellon Level 1 Level 1
I'm using version 2.something. Exported 62 slides- the movie is about 7.8 MB.
Is there anyway to reduce the file size? I wanted to put this movie on a web page, but that's pretty big for a web page. Any suggestions? the res is 640 by 480. Reducing the size to, say, 320 by 240 only reduces to 5 MB- still too big for a web page.
I'd rather not reduce the resolution.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
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    I don't know what version of iMovie you have but later versions can export QT movies to "web" or "web streaming" formats which I'm guessing are much smaller. You might try importing your movie into your iMovie and then see what export options you have.
  • Laurel Bellon Level 1 Level 1
    Oh, I tried it, but I can't remember what version I have of iMovie (I'm at work right now), but it exported to something like 677 MB! I thought it would reduce the size- not increase it- I'll have to look at the settings more closely.
  • Brie Fly Level 5 Level 5
    You might also want to move your question over to the iMovie section of the discussions (based on the file sizes being described, I assume we are no longer talking about an iPhoto issue). Someone over there might be able to offer some additional insight.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac
    I had time to run a test with iPhoto 4 and created a slideshow of 27 siides and one song. It was 2.8 MB. I then imported it into iMovie HD 5. All of the export options available would result in a file larger than the original.

    I tried using Quicktime Pro to convert and all of the options but one were much larger. The one option that was smaller ended up with mono sound which was muddled and the screen size was very small, 172 x 144, not at all what you're looking for.

    John's suggestion of posting in iMovie may be your best chance of finding a good solution.