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Jpbogey Registered since 11th Jun 2012Sun 15-Jul-12 03:37 PM
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"File size, what happened"


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Excited to edit first batch from new D7000 in iPhoto. File sizes are 16+mb but after tweaking and playing around with files they are now 2 or 3mb files. What happened?
Did I do something wrong?

  

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Mon 16-Jul-12 01:17 PM
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Welcome to the Nikonians.

If you export a RAW/NEF file as a JPEG file, the size will be reduced to 2 - 4MB because of the compression. If you export as TIFF, the file size will remain large because it's not a lossy compression like a JPEG.

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Jpbogey Registered since 11th Jun 2012Wed 18-Jul-12 01:37 AM
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Thanks Lucky

What I don't understand is that I did not Export the photo. I only noticed the information of file size in one of the iPhoto windows after I made a few tweaks.
If I emailed the photo then I would assume the compression but I only changed an exposure???

  

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Thu 19-Jul-12 12:28 PM
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Sorry, I assumed you were importing into Aperture rather than iPhoto. Is your camera supported by iPhoto to import RAW (NEF) files? If not, you may be importing and automatically converting them to JPEG somehow.

You may also be looking at the JPEG thumbnail of the photo that Aperture uses for display, although those files are even smaller in size than you described.

Go to the Apple website and check to see that your camera model is supported by iPhoto. Then check that your camera and import settings are for NEF files.

Larry

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