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406 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2012 7:56 PM by hotwheels 22 RSS
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 18, 2012 6:09 AM

i am trying to solve an organizational problem where i have pdfs of published pages or work that are either one or two pages. this pdf format is very convenient for posting to the web in something like Scribd so that others can see it but it is very inconvenient to keep this imagery outside of Aperture. at the same time i do intend on keeping the pdf in a "published pdfs" folder.


however, i would /also/ like to include the actual pages from these pdf's in Aperture as they really belong with /other/ image file formats that also contain this kind of data.


is there a proper way to do this? for instance, should i break down all of the pdf's into individual pages that are image file formats (it would be great to know if i can do this in photoshop or acrobat and how to do it) and THEN import into Aperture? should i import all 1 page pdf's and somehow break down the 2 page pdf's into individual page pdfs (would be great to get a brief explanation of how to do this).


THANKS IN ADVANCE for any suggestions

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), with 64 bit Win7 Parallels
  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Aperture doesn't really do multi-page PDFs.  If you want to see each page of a PDF in Aperture, you need to split the PDF up.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to William Lloyd)

    You can import a multpage PDF into Aperture and have Aperture convert each page to a seperate  image.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,830 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)

    Drag the pdf file onto the Aperture application icon (doesn;t matter if Aperture is running or not but you have to drag onto the application icon). This window will open:


    Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 12.59.59.png

    Select Image Format as either JPG or TIFF, if you select PDF only the first page is imaged. So while this will import the PDF into Aperature remember it isn;t a PDF anymore but a collection of images.




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