I am downloading my conference photos from my iPhone to my
desktop. I use "Image Capture" with a hardwire USB cable. About
half way through the 600 photos, it froze.
After four tech support folks, trying to get the rest to
download, the final tech person suggested I turn OFF iCloud
syncing, and pull them to my computer from Photos application.
all the photos were there, and I clicked and dragged the half
that I was missing.
Apparently they were already uploaded to Photos application on
my desktop computer because ICloud was turned on on both my
iPhone and the desktop. Now, I've been told that Photos reduces
the sizes of all images to small JPEGS. That would be horrible
because I want the highest resolution that the photos were
originally taken. So, that's why I use Image Capture. I want
them on my computer, not the Photos, nor the Cloud, or anywhere
else but my computer in a designated file.
Now I CAN upload the photos from my iPhone to Image Capture,
because it is not incumbered by ICloud. NOW I notice that the
images for both JPEGS and .MOV, are smaller once they were
dragged and dropped to my computer from Photos application. The
tech folks said they would not be reduced, that Apple had fixed
that, or changed that, etc. I had something clicked with a blue
check mark to "keep originals" the same size.
Now a 30.5MB .MOV file from Image Capture is shown as a 18.3MB
.mov file when I drag it from Photos.
A JPEG file at 9.3MB from Image Capture is shown as a 6.2MB
file when dragged from Photos. Photoshop says they are the same
size and ppi.
So any other ideas on why they are reduced coming through
Photos? What gives?