Q: How can iSlimPhoto achieve 60-90% compression?
A: A typical camera takes photos on a resolution 7-12x bigger than what a typical display may present. Every time you look at a picture in your iPhoto® library, the picture is resized down to your display. iSlimPhoto does the entire resizing process in only one step. It's similar to what Apple® does when syncing pictures to iPod®, iPad® or iPhone® devices.
Q: If I select Perfect will I truly get pictures that look identical?
A: Yes. The pictures will look exactly the same with the original on any display with the resolution you selected. Only when you try to zoom into the picture you will start losing details. Selecting Perfect will typically achieve a compression of about 60-65%.
Q: How does the RAW file compression work?
A: A RAW file keeps the image uncompressed. iSlimPhoto converts it to jpeg (a compressed standard) and slims it down to the resolution of your Mac® for an incredible 80-95% compression. You can still find the original RAW files in the BIG library on an external drive, Time Capsule or home computer.
Q: How can I find where my BIG iPhoto® library is located?
A: Quit iPhoto®, then hold down the alt (option) key and click on the iPhoto® icon. A dialog box with a list of all your iPhoto® libraries will appear. You can see under the list the location of the currently selected library.
Q: Should I install iSlimPhoto on the computer with the BIG iPhoto® library or on the MacBook® on which I want to carry the slim library?
A: You can install iSlimPhoto on any computer you use. To reduce processing time it is recommended to use the fastest computer you have.
Q: Can I use my new MacBook® (Air®/Pro) to slim my photos?
A: Sure, you just need to be in the same network with your older Mac holding the BIG iPhoto® library, or be able to access it through Back to my Mac. Select the
BIG library from the older Mac's disk and use a new library (such as the one suggested by iSlimPhoto) that resides on the new MacBook® (Air).
Q: Can I use my more powerful iMac®/Mac® Pro to slim the photos?
A: Sure. Run iSlimPhoto on your more powerful computer, then copy the slim library from it to the MacBook® (Air/Pro). Or, run iSlimPhoto on your more powerful computer and indicate as the slim library a new folder on your MacBook® (Air/Pro), if you can access it through the network. Just make sure to set both of them so they don't go to sleep.
Q: I slimmed my photos, now how can I tell iPhoto to use the slim library on my MacBook® (Air®/Pro)?
A: Quit iPhoto®, then hold down the alt (option) key and click on the iPhoto® icon. A dialog box will appear. Click on Other library... and navigate to the slim library. If you used the default location proposed by iSlimPhoto, you will find it in /Users/your_username/Pictures/iSlimPhoto/iSlimPhoto Library.bundle.
Q: I have a real old Intel processor (not 64-bit), will I be able to use iSlimPhoto?
A: All Intel processors are supported in iSlimPhoto 1.1 and later.
Q: I have another question, a suggestion, a bug report, I hate iSlimPhoto etc.
A: Please contact us, we would like to hear from you and help you.