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Aperture 3 - displays images slightly fuzzily

Discussion in 'Computers' started by theoldsmithy, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Hi all, I am very puzzled by this. Whenever Aperture loads up an image, it looks really sharp for a second, but then the image kind of relaxes and it looks less sharp. If I look at the same image in iPhoto I don't get this behaviour. Does anyone know if this can be fixed?
     
  2. John Driggers

    John Driggers New to SC

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    Jun 19, 2013
    Two things.

    If you are referring to RAW files (you don't say), then you are getting the builtin JPG in the RAW file as your initial preview until it is replaced by the Aperture generated preview. Depending on your Aperture preferences this can generate and work flow, this can generate fuzzy previews.

    Second, Depending on your Aperture preferences and work flow, even JPGs can look fuzzy in preview mode.

    For a complete discussion, read ALL of:


    This is fairly well documented on the web, do a search for fuzzy preview in Aperture if you want more examples and explanations.

    Short answer is to change your Aperture preferences for preview files to unlimited, buy some extra hard disk space and the problem will go away.
     
  3. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Thanks John, I'll take a look at the link. This affects RAW and JPEG.
     
  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Well, interestingly the previews were set to "don't limit". I changed that to "fit within 1920x1920" and the problem went away. I guess the fuzziness was down to the full-size previews being scaled down, but I don't know why they were initially sharp when the image first loaded. Ah well.
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'm about to try aperture again, after having just upgraded RAM from 4 to 16GB. Very grateful for the link to apertureexpert, John, should be very helpful generally. I've always struggled with it, but have given up before doing anything constructive about it.