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Using iPhoto for simple file export

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It's pretty easy to get your photos out of iPhoto. You can choose one or you can hold down the Command key and choose a number of images and export them. Go to File>Export right here and we're back to the File Export dialog box here. Make sure you have this tab selected. First thing you want to do is decide what format do you want, and you have all the usual suspects here. If you brought in a RAW file into iPhoto by the way, then Original will give you that RAW file out, just so you know.

Using iPhoto for simple file export

It's pretty easy to get your photos out of iPhoto. You can choose one or you can hold down the Command key and choose a number of images and export them. Go to File>Export right here and we're back to the File Export dialog box here. Make sure you have this tab selected. First thing you want to do is decide what format do you want, and you have all the usual suspects here. If you brought in a RAW file into iPhoto by the way, then Original will give you that RAW file out, just so you know.

And you get to pick the Quality that you want. Remember, the higher the Quality, the bigger the file size. Just something to note, most of us are usually right around high or medium for our quality setting for JPEGs and You can include a little bit of Metadata, Title and Keywords and if you have GPS data associated with your photo, let's say that you took the shot with your iPhone, probably there is GPS data with it. If you want that information to travel with the image as you export it out of iPhoto, check that box.

But if it's a shot that you took at your house, you don't want everyone to know where you live then uncheck that box. And then, you have the actual size of the image that's going out of the library. Full Size will be full size, that's pretty straightforward. These are relative to each other and generally speaking, Small will be 320 pixels on the longest side. Generally speaking, Medium will be 640 pixels on the longest side and usually Large is 1280 pixels on the longest side, but it can -- I've noticed sometimes when I've done my testing, get as large as 4000 pixels on the longest side.

That one seems to be a little bit more variable, so you might want to do a little testing, but these are fairly consistent and then of course Full Size. Now, you can just take matters into your own hands and do Custom where you get to set the dimensions that you want. You can do width, height or just the overall longest dimension. You have a few filename options; generally speaking you're going to use the original filename and if you want you can put it in a subfolder. Then you hit the Export button and off to the races as you go.

It's pretty straightforward, it's fairly easy but you do have a few choices in the Export dialog box for iPhoto.

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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