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06-15-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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Pentax JPEG's to Apple computer to PC email - problems

Long title and indeed this is what I am trying to figure out:

1. My daughter is taking pictures with her K-r and then saves them to her Apple computer.
2. She then sends JPEG's to me (email) which I receive on a PC.
3. The pictures seem awfully small in size, varying from 650kb to 1.5 MB
4. The EXIF data is all stripped out ... !

Now I would like to help her out, at a distance, by reviewing the EXIF data but nothing shows in either Photoshop CS5 or PhotoME.

Any idea what is happening?

Thanks!
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We need to know her import process. Is she copying the jpegs from the SD directly, or is she using something like iPhoto or GraphicConverter in between?

Is she shooting in jpeg directly, or doing a raw to jpeg conversion before emailing them to you?
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Thanks for asking ....
I am going to send her an email and see how she does the import.

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Edit: not sure at 100% but I thought she mentioned something about iCloud or iPhoto or something like that. I will know later how she sent the pics.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
not sure at 100% but I thought she mentioned something about iCloud or iPhoto or something like that
Some programs have an "export to web" or "export to email" option. This often downscales the images and strips all exif data. Ask her to email you the original files or, if they're too big for email, downsize them and use "save as..." rather than "export"...

EDIT: A better option is to have her set up a free Dropbox account, put the photos there, and email you a link to them.


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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
EDIT: A better option is to have her set up a free Dropbox account, put the photos there, and email you a link to them.
Dropbox is 100% the way to go. No need to email a link either, you can just set up a shared folder.
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If she is using Apple's 'Mail' program, it may be set to resize the images. There's a little doohickey at the bottom of the window--it should indicate '100%', otherwise the jpgs get reduced.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
The pictures seem awfully small in size, varying from 650kb to 1.5 MB
It fairly common to avoid sending large attachments via email. For example, I seldom send a photo larger than 800 pixels in the long dimension and usually use 80% rather than 100% quality. The resulting photos are generally well under 500 KB. The rational is that many email services have attachment size limits and many others have total storage limits. If you really want to share something large, options would include DropBox, Flickr, or any number of other similar services.


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QuoteOriginally posted by OregonJim Quote
Some programs have an "export to web" or "export to email" option. This often downscales the images and strips all exif data. Ask her to email you the original files or, if they're too big for email, downsize them and use "save as..." rather than "export"...

EDIT: A better option is to have her set up a free Dropbox account, put the photos there, and email you a link to them.
Yep you are right: I did manage to get an invite from my daughter and we are going to see if she can send the RAW files which I asked.
I am now officially a member of the Dropbox community!

JP

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnyates Quote
If she is using Apple's 'Mail' program, it may be set to resize the images. There's a little doohickey at the bottom of the window--it should indicate '100%', otherwise the jpgs get reduced.
Sure looks like that is what happened.
I am going to test Dropbox and see if the files arrive intact.

JP

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
It fairly common to avoid sending large attachments via email. For example, I seldom send a photo larger than 800 pixels in the long dimension and usually use 80% rather than 100% quality. The resulting photos are generally well under 500 KB. The rational is that many email services have attachment size limits and many others have total storage limits. If you really want to share something large, options would include DropBox, Flickr, or any number of other similar services.


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Yes, will be testing out Dropbox.

JP

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