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"Photo Disc" Size Downgrade


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I am running Toast 14 Titanium on an iMac with OS El Capitan. I am trying to burn a bunch of Aperture library photos on a DVD by using "Photo Disc" in "Data". However, the photo file "Size" is downgraded to about half of the original size. I can find no way to resolve this problem. I need help! 

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I don’t have the Aperture software, so I’m not familiar with how that interacts with Toast, but I’ve never known Toast’s Photo Disc to alter the image size of my photos. I can only imagine it is reading already existing reduced versions of those photos from somewhere.
Can you quantify the size reduction to give an impression of what you are experiencing? Is it pixels, MBs, or both?

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"theoldarchiver", I think you are onto something! In Aperture (advanced iPhoto), a particular photo gives me a File Size of 6.86 MB as file info for that photo. Toast reads 3.6 MB. (This photo was enhanced but not cropped.) If I re-export the same photo from Toast back to Aperture, its size changes to 3.9 MB (ignore this increase for now). Then, if I send this same photo back to Toast, it's size is 3.9 MB. What this says to me, and what you said, is that Toast is faithful to the real size it sees. Why Aperture inflates file size (in every photo) is a mystery to me. I am satisfied however, that Toast reads only what it sees. (For example, if I crop the photo, Aperture continues to show the entire original size while Toast doesn't.)

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"theoldarchiver", I went to the Aperture discussion forum and "leonie" figured it out for me. There's nothing wrong with Toast. It just reads what it sees, just like you said. It reads the Aperture edited VERSION of the ORIGINAL photo, which exports into Toast at pre-set settings that reduces quality. I changed a couple of settings and got a better but not ideal result.

 

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