2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2010 4:53 PM by MadisonP
Rain55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am a new mac user, and therefore a new iphoto user as well. The first time I opened iphoto on my computer the program asked me to choose what sort of quality I wanted to use (I cannot remember the exact question). I chose a lower resolution quality because it would take up less space. Now that I am importing my photos, I think they definitely look like lower quality photos and I would like to change this setting to import the highest quality of photos.

How can I change this?

Message was edited by: Rain55

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (131,445 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    The first time I opened iphoto on my computer the program asked me to choose what sort of quality I wanted to use


    iPhoto doesn't ask any such question. When you import a photo to iPhoto it's a byte by byte copy of the file.

    Regards

    TD
  • MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,505 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions Rain,

    TD is entirely correct. iPhoto does not ask you what quality image you want to store your file as. It just copies what is on your camera and shows it to you.

    There is an option to store your RAW files as JPEG / TIFF in iPhoto > Preferences > Advanced but you would have gone in here by hand. Unless you are shooting RAW and have a reason to change this, there is no reason to make changes here.

    You might be thinking of iMovie. iMovie at first import does ask you what size file you want to store. This setting is found in iMovie > Preferences > Video > Import HD video as:

    If you think the quality of an image is low (blurry / grainy) try dragging one out to the desktop of your computer and opening it up with Preview (double-click). How does it look here?