4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2013 3:51 AM by léonie
RichB90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I drag my images out of Aperture 3 into Photoshop or onto my desktop, it halves the resolution and drops the dpi to 72. If I put the image back in Aperture and repeat the process, the resolution halves again. Any idea as to why?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (67,575 points)
    when I drag my images out of Aperture 3 into Photoshop or onto my desktop, it halves the resolution and drops the dpi to 72

     

    That is exactly as it is supposed to be. Dragging from the browser window will export the previews of your photos, not the full versions. The resolution of your dragged images will depend on your settings in Aperture's Preferences in the "Previews" tab.

     

    To export full versions, select the images in the Browser and use the command "File > Export", set to "original size".

  • RichB90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have my export setting set up as you have suggested [I checked that several times!] but it never made any difference to dragging the images. I can export them using the export button and they'll be ok, but when you're doing a lot of editing, it's easier and faster [I find] just to drag it out into photoshop. To me it's strange that it would halve them when essentially, I'm doing the same process?

     

    Anyway, thanks for your help and responce

  • RichB90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    However, I have just seen what you mean and have changed it - shall do a test run but thank you!

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (67,575 points)

    , but when you're doing a lot of editing, it's easier and faster [I find] just to drag it out into photoshop.

    You could set up Aperture to use Photoshop as external Editor:

    Just set the external Editor to "Photoshop" in Preferences > Export > External Editor.

    Then you just need to right-click the images in Aperture and select "Edit with Photoshop" from teh contextual menu.

     

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    And the edited image will be recognized by Aperture as a version of the Image in Aperture.