8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2010 5:40 PM by Old Toad
SkyandSea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've got a 2.3 MB photo and want to get it down to 100K. I can't seem to figure out how to do this with iphoto, but I can't believe there's no way to do it. Should I be using another program?

MacBook
  • 1. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,745 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    File -> Export. It's one of the options in the Export dialogue.

    Regards

    TD
  • 2. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,650 points)
    If you want to keep the pixel size of the photo the same the low quality export option will only get you down to about 300 KB. But if you reduce the pixel dimensions and the quality level at the same time you can reach the 100kb size.

    For example I took a 3072 × 2304 pixel photo, 2.3MBs, and exported at 1800 x 1350 pixels at Quality level = low and got 127 KB. You'll have to experiment with size and quality level to get what suit your needs.

  • 3. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    SkyandSea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Terence,

    Thank you very much for the quick and informative reply. It enabled me to post my photo on the site I wanted immediately, which was very helpful.
  • 4. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    SkyandSea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Old Toad,

    Thank you for your reply. I've done the shrinking I need to, but am still curious. I don't seem to have the 'low quality' option for my Export button. I have iphoto 6.0.6. Any information you have will be well received.
  • 5. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,650 points)
    You are in the iPhoto 09 forums (iPhoto 8) and my reply was predicated on that. Evidently that option was added in a later version than yours.

    There are some 3rd party image resizing applications that can do both pixel dimensions and jpg compression (quality level) resizing at the same time. Go to VersionTracker.com and do a search for image resize.
  • 6. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    gwu82 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I HAVE TRIED FILE>EXPORT, BUT THERE IS NO EXPORT SHOWING, ONLY EXPORT BOOKMARK.
    CAN SOMEONE HELP?
  • 7. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,745 points)
    Please don't type in block capitals. They are difficult to read and on the forum it appear like you're shouting rudely.

    Can you describe exactly what you see when you go File -> Export? I have no idea what "export bookmark" is.

    Regards

    TD
  • 8. Re: reducing size of iphoto files
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,650 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. You must be in Safari and using the the File menu. Go to iPhoto, make sure you're in iPhoto and try again. (and use regular upper and lower case as Terence suggested).