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Re: How best to scan small old photographs?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jim

Did you try this way of reducing the size in iPhoto:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-resize-images-in-iphoto-11/


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For Mac users, iPhoto makes it easy to resize a photo. Here's how:

To resize a photo in iPhoto '11, select the photo or photos you want to adjust and click on the File button from from menu bar. Then choose Export or hit Command-Shift-E. In the Export window, choose File Export, which lets you adjust the size of the image. Your options are small, medium, large, and full-size. You can also select a custom size. If actual photo size is less important than the size of the file, you can also adjust the JPEG quality, choosing from low, medium, high, and max.



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Re: How best to scan small old photographs?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 01 February 19 19:56 GMT (UK) »
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Re: How best to scan small old photographs?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 01 February 19 20:05 GMT (UK) »
A bit more, when you are adjusting in iPhoto, try to optimize the compression, dpi  and hxw size to get the least compression and min of 300 dpi.

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Re: How best to scan small old photographs?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 02 February 19 11:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gadget,
Many Thanks for your advice on resizing a photo in iphoto and the 2 subsequent additions.
When I saw iPhoto '11 in your post, I assumed it to be El Capitan which as you know is 10.11.
I followed your words until reaching Export Window then, as I couldn't go further, it became a bit academic. I have (hopefully attached 2 screen shots to show where I became 'lost'. After saying that, somehow but unknown to me how, I seem to have been successful in getting the photo onto the site although awaiting approval. I will now be having a look at the sites you kindly directed me to.
Best regards, Jim

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Re: How best to scan small old photographs?
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 02 February 19 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Hello again Gadget,
I went through the 'make use of . com' site you sent, Thank You for that.  From that I realised that I am no longer in iPhoto but in Photo. But there was a suggestion on the site to use Preview instead.
I tried that to find there is more for me to play with although the photo (reposted) is far smaller at 50 mm x 29 mm but 300 pixels so I am hoping it is sufficient for someone to restore it for me. However, I now have 2 photos awaiting approval, 1 very large, the other very small so I'll wait and see what happens. Anyhow, I wanted to bring you up to date as it was you that pointed me in the right direction. Thank You again, regards, Jim

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Re: How best to scan small old photographs?
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 02 February 19 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for letting us know how you're getting on, Jim. I'm looking forward to seeing the results  :)

I assumed that you'd managed to keep the iPhoto app as many Mac users did.


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Re: How best to scan small old photographs?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 02 February 19 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Hello Gadget,
As a mostly technophobe, I knew nothing about keeping the iPhoto from the early OS I had from 2007, long before Apps were around to confuse me. However, as I previously said, I can now resize in Preview which before tapping onto your link I would never have thought of.
Thank You again. Regards, Jim