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dollydaydream
02-25-2017, 09:10 AM
How do I get .jpeg onto my desktop?

IWT
02-25-2017, 11:36 AM
A warm welcome to Mac-Forums.

I don't quite follow your question.

Do you mean that you have a photo or graphic in the JPEG format that you want to move on to your Desktop? If so, Drag & Drop; or Copy/Paste (Cmd C/Cmd V); or open the JPEG file and "Save As" to the Desktop.

Or have I misinterpreted your question. A tad more detail would help.

Ian

badshoehabit
02-25-2017, 11:38 AM
Jpeg is a photographic format - a way of compressing the size - not something that you can move. Cameras will store photos in RAW and/or jpeg and the Mac Photos app can handle both.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG

dollydaydream
02-25-2017, 02:36 PM
Hi Ian,
Thank you very much for your reply :) I read somewhere that if you save the jpeg application to the desk top then any photos you want to post will not be too big. For example I took a photo of something I wanted to sell online at deals.ie they said the photo file was too big. But thinking things over maybe perhaps if I drag the photo from iphotos to my desk top that would work?

badshoehabit
02-25-2017, 03:35 PM
Apologies, misunderstood what you were trying to do. Dragging to the desktop won't make any difference to size but if you export them you can change the file size. Select your images in Photos > File > Export, then you get a menu where you can set your sizes. Click export and it will go to the desktop from where you can email it.

This is the process, and I have reduced them as examples.
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To reduce further, choose Small or set your own size under Custom.

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IWT
02-25-2017, 04:17 PM
Hey Sue, like your cat. My wife and I have always had cats (Siamese) - 8 over the last 45 years. Just the one left now.

Good advice, as always.

Ian

chscag
02-25-2017, 04:28 PM
Just another hint.... A JPEG file can be reduced in size with the "Preview" app which you have on your Mac. However, Sue gave you a very good tutorial on how to do it with the "Photos" app. Either way should work.

Slydude
02-25-2017, 06:29 PM
I'm working on a series of Automator workflow that will address this issue to some extent. I got the idea just before last Sundays video chat based on a forum thread about using the built-in key commands to take screenshots.

The workflows I've built allow a user to choose the final file format (.jpg, png, tiff etc) and resolution. I'll have a short video posted sometime between now and Monday. The workflows are designed with screenshots in mind but should work with photos intended for other purposes. right now I'm looking at demonstrating using a "watch folder" to run the workflows automatically or a drag and drop approach. I'll probably demo both.

RadDave
02-25-2017, 08:00 PM
Just another hint.... A JPEG file can be reduced in size with the "Preview" app which you have on your Mac. However, Sue gave you a very good tutorial on how to do it with the "Photos" app. Either way should work.

@ Dolly....... - for myself, Preview is the 'free' app that I use on a daily basis in macOS - not sure 'where' your images are located, i.e. in a 'Pictures' folder or in 'Photos', but if you click on an image of interest then should open in Preview - NOW, Sue's advice is spot on if you want to work in Photos, so not an issue, plenty of ways to 'skin a cat' - :)

But if you want to explore the Preview option, then a short image tutorial: 1) Double click on your pic of interest which should open in Preview - see first pic below - my wife on a trip to Tarpon Springs, FL a few years ago - select the 'Toolbox' then the 'Resize' icon (see double arrows); 2) Resize dialog box will open shown a LARGE image (2560 x 1920 pixels) (2nd pic); 3) Change one dimension of the pixel size to that desired - if the lock is present then the other dimension is proportionately changed to maintain the same aspect ratio (3rd pic); and 4) Image becomes much smaller and can be rechecked w/ the 'Resizing' icon - once you've done this a few times, just takes seconds and gives you a more exact control of your image's size - NOW, there is MUCH more that can be done in Preview - let us know if the suggestions given solve your problem - Dave

ADDENDUM: you might want to 'duplicate' your images so the original one is saved unaltered.
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IWT
02-26-2017, 04:23 AM
Excellent, Dave.

Ian

dollydaydream
02-26-2017, 05:44 AM
Hi there, Thanks for your help! I followed your directions but I don't get the options JPEG quality, colour or size. I wish I know how to take a screen shot on my Mac so I could show you what I mean.

dollydaydream
02-26-2017, 06:11 AM
Hello, Thanks for your help! When I double click on a photo it doesn't open in preview. I keep my photos in 'Photos'. I do have preveiw in applications though. How can I get it to open for me? Any ideas? Thanks

dollydaydream
02-26-2017, 06:15 AM
Hi there, Thanks for your help! I followed your directions but I don't get the options JPEG quality, colour or size. I wish I know how to take a screen shot on my Mac so I could show you what I mean.

badshoehabit
02-26-2017, 07:54 AM
Hey Sue, like your cat. My wife and I have always had cats (Siamese) - 8 over the last 45 years. Just the one left now.

Ian

This is Marley, an out and out charmer of a silver tabby. Follow his exploits: @bigsilvertabby Never had a Siamese but my other feline (regular tabby) is very vocal like them.

IWT
02-26-2017, 08:59 AM
@dollydaydream

I'll try to walk you through the stages of copying a photo from within Photos, to the Desktop, including the size and quality functions.

Open Photos.

Click to highlight the picture you want to copy to the Desktop.

From the top Menu Bar > File > Export (at this point it says do you want to Export 1 Photo or Unmodified Original. This will only be an option if you have edited or modified the original picture). Choose your picture.

This will bring up this window:

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This is where you can change the Photo Kind, JPEG Quality, Size and all the rest - by clicking on the little arrowheads adjacent to each box.

Then click on Export. It will now allow you to do 2 things: Create a Folder if you wish AND select a destination - Desktop in your case.

NB If instead of my screenshot above, you see this:

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All you have to do is click on the downward-facing arrowhead to the right of "Photo Kind" JPEG and it will open up as in screenshot 1.

Hope this helps.

Ian

IWT
02-26-2017, 09:03 AM
Note, that in screenshot 1, showing the full set of options, the arrowhead is pointing up - whereas in the collapsed version in screenshot 2, the arrowhead is pointing down.

This is common to almost all of Apple's apps.

Ian

dollydaydream
02-26-2017, 09:42 AM
Thanks Ian, The downward facing arrow has solved all my problems. Thanks so much.

RadDave
02-26-2017, 01:07 PM
Excellent, Dave.

Ian

Thanks Ian - enjoyed your later post - Dave :)

RadDave
02-26-2017, 01:20 PM
Hello, Thanks for your help! When I double click on a photo it doesn't open in preview. I keep my photos in 'Photos'. I do have preveiw in applications though. How can I get it to open for me? Any ideas? Thanks

Hi again Dolly....... - please select a photo in your 'Pictures' folder in Finder, then right-click and pick 'Get Info' - this will open a long dialog box; scroll down to 'Open with:' - see first pic below; mine is set for 'Preview' to open a JPEG image - yours is likely different. Now, hit the arrows button to see the list in the second pic - select Preview which should be in the list - that specific image should now open in the app; if you want to set Preview as your universal default for ALL JPEGs, the hit 'Change all....' and hit 'Continue' in the pop-up dialog box (last pic below). Let us know if this helps. Dave :)
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dollydaydream
02-26-2017, 04:24 PM
Hi Rad Dave, Thanks for your very helpful comments and info!! Attaching a screen shot of the box I get up when I right click, I don't have quite the same choices as you for some reason. I took a screen shot but don't know how to attach that to this message.

RadDave
02-26-2017, 04:52 PM
Hi Rad Dave, Thanks for your very helpful comments and info!! Attaching a screen shot of the box I get up when I right click, I don't have quite the same choices as you for some reason. I took a screen shot but don't know how to attach that to this message.

Hi again Dolly...... - you are right-clicking on a pic w/i the Photos app (see my first image below - I'm in my Photos app and get the same Info box as you show, i.e. not the correct place to click, sorry) - you need to get out the of Photos app and open Finder, then go into your Pictures folder and right-click on an image there - that should get you the info pics that I posted previously. You could also use any image that may be in your Downloads or Desktop folder - let us know. Dave :)
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badshoehabit
02-27-2017, 08:04 AM
Never known how to find Pictures. My Finder does not look like that.
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ferrarr
02-27-2017, 10:48 AM
Never known how to find Pictures. My Finder does not look like that.
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Sue, if you open up Finder Preferences, then select the Sidebar tab. Select anything you want to see in the sidebar of any Finder window.

badshoehabit
02-27-2017, 11:40 AM
Thankyou! ;D

RadDave
02-27-2017, 11:53 AM
Thankyou! ;D

Hi Sue - coming in late in the morning and Bob has already responded - but a pic below of Preferences opened in Finder w/ Sidebar chosen - Dave :)
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