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saiguy

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Aperture Export question
« on: July 15, 2018, 10:43:10 am »

Shot a family reunion yesterday with a Nikon Coolpix 8800. 8MP JPEG's with highest settings, [least compression]. I open a file from the memory card using Apple Preview. Says it is 300 ppi.

I export the versions to a burn folder on the Desktop. Open some in Preview, says they are 72 ppi. I can export Originals and they are 300 ppi, but of course no editing goes with them. The versions are exported as full size or original size, don't remember the exact wording. My Preview Preferences are for highest quality of 12.

Can someone tell how to export versions at 300 ppi? Or at least something more printing friendly?

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Re: Aperture Export question
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 06:42:47 pm »

The term ppi is completely meaningless here. It referred only to how big the image will appear on an output device such as a printer or screen. The thing that matters is the actual pixels wide x pixels high. You can set that when you export. So when you go File / Export it will pop up with a window and it might say " JPG 505 " or "JPG 600 x 600" or something.

These are presets and you can create any number of them. There is a little down arrow from memory next to the preset. Click that and go Edit. Don't change the existing one. Go "+" to add a new one. Name  it something and set the pixels high and pixels wide to whatever you want. You also set the output format, colourspace etc. I usually name them for whatever I want. So "JPG 1600 x 1200" for example. I have one for Facebook, Instagram, Printing etc.

Try that.
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Re: Aperture Export question
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 09:53:07 am »

Thanks Bob.

I used to use Aperture and would have remembered the custom export presets back in those days. I use Lightroom now but consider these reunion photos as "casual" and wanted to keep them outside LR.

Yes ppi is "usually" meaningless as it is something that gets assigned. If family members took the CD to Walgreens for some prints then the assigned 72 ppi might not have played well.
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Re: Aperture Export question
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 07:23:16 pm »

If family members took the CD to Walgreens for some prints then the assigned 72 ppi might not have played well.

It really is a strange situation with printing.
If they take them to a department store to get printed then they won't care. They wouldn't even know what PPI is. They just ask you the size you want and print it.
If however you them to a specialist printer then they get all anxious about it.
That is why I bought Mirage Print. You never have to worry about that stuff again.
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Re: Aperture Export question
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 09:50:11 pm »

Thanks again Bob. 

The CD's may only get put on their computers. If they want to go to Walgreens for prints they can. I included some old photos, one from 1902, of grandparents as JPEG sRGB. I have the 16 bit TIFF's if they ask me to make prints.

Yes this stuff is very complicated/complex. I often wonder how to output files. Some say max files in ProPhoto and if they don't know how to deal with them, Oh Well. But I think a more tailored output is best. But how to tailor is the conundrum not knowing their ability to manage higher quality image files.

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