4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 21, 2009 8:13 AM by Terence Devlin
Greg Mroczek Level 1 Level 1
I shot some photos in camera Raw with my Canon 40D and uploaded them to iPhoto. When I dragged copies of the Raw image file to the desktop they were converted to Jpeg. When I tried dragging them directly from iPhoto to a thumb drive, the same thing happened -- they got automatically converted from Raw to Jpeg.

How can I move Raw files to the desktop or a thumb drive and keep them Raw?

Thanks

Greg

iMac,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhoto '08, 7.1.5
Solved by Terence Devlin on Sep 21, 2009 7:55 AM Solved
Greg

Really simple:

Select the pics in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export and set the Kind: Original

This will export the files in their original form - in this case the RAWs from your 40D.

Background: Drag and drop gets the current version of your Photo. In the case of these RAWs, the current version is a jpeg because when you import a RAW iPhoto creates a jpeg version for faster display.

Regards

TD
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    Greg

    Really simple:

    Select the pics in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export and set the Kind: Original

    This will export the files in their original form - in this case the RAWs from your 40D.

    Background: Drag and drop gets the current version of your Photo. In the case of these RAWs, the current version is a jpeg because when you import a RAW iPhoto creates a jpeg version for faster display.

    Regards

    TD
  • Greg Mroczek Level 1 Level 1
    Very Helpful -- thanks!

    I am new to Raw.
    While this won't be the last hole I step it, it's one less hazard to deal with.

    Greg
  • Greg Mroczek Level 1 Level 1
    TD -- a couple of other Raw questions.

    1. Does iPhoto 08 have a Raw converter?

    2. If I shoot in Raw and import into iPhoto then convert to, say, TIFF, does iPhoto have two image files, one RAW, one TIFF?

    Greg
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife
    Yes, iPhoto has a RAW converter, it's the same one Aperture uses but with less options. The options are available under the Adjust button in Editing Mode

    2. If I shoot in Raw and import into iPhoto then convert to, say, TIFF, does iPhoto have two image files, one RAW, one TIFF?


    Yes because iPhoto always preserves your Original file, no matter what. So, if you save it as a jpeg you also have two image files...

    Regards

    TD