Using the latest versions of OSX, iphoto, and flare.
I set flare as the external editor application in iphoto. In iphoto, I select edit in external editor; flare launches, I do the edits and click on the "save to iphoto and quit" on the upper left side. It adds the new image in iphoto as a jpg, but the file is 48.8MB for the 12mpix image, which is uncompressed. Attached is a screenshot with the preview file info showing that it's a tif with a jpg extension. The jpg file will only open in photoshop after changing the extension to .tif
interestingly it does this to jpgs, but it will save raw images in iphoto as proper jpgs.
hope this helps to identify the problem... this really puts a damper on the iphoto integration
It's not an issue of amount of jpg compression, as it's saving it as an uncompressed tif file with a jpg extension. It doesn't give you an option to select a file format or compression when you are saving to iPhoto.
Support Staff8 Posted by Kelly on 06 Mar, 2012 04:33 PM
We might have a fix available for you soon, you might remember
hearing about Apple's Sandboxing requirements. Those have held up
the new version of Flare, so as soon as we get it sorted out we can
can an update released that will hopefully fix this for you.