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jtwhiteside Level 1 (0 points)

You used to be able to save a pdf file to iphoto when you would print a document and in the left hand corner where there is a pdf option box, you could save your document as a pdf into iphoto, making it a .jpg file automatically.


This feature is not available in OS X Lion anymore that I can tell.


DO NOT BUY OS X LION!  It's a joke.

OS X LION, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • rbii Level 2 (345 points)

    You can add this using Automator:


    - Run automator, select File->New, chose Print Plugin

    - From the PDFs part of the library drag "Render PDF Pages as Images" to the workflow on the right, set resolution to 200.

    - From the Photos part of the library drag "Import Files into iPhoto" to the workflow section.

    - Save the workflow


    That should get you back this feature.

  • leedsearcher Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I was very disappointed when I discovered that the save pdf to iphoto option was not included in Lion.  I wondered if it might be possible to reinstate the option using automator, but had no idea how to do it.  I have just followed your instructions and it has worked perfectly.  Thanks again.

  • Dave Holland PB Level 1 (30 points)

    This totally saved my A(tail). I don't know what the Apple nerds are thinking when they dropped this sort of stuff. There are reasons why we use a Mac. Apple needs to remember where their roots are.

    Lion so far is great, but I have a few more bugs to work out. I'm not big on the versions for iworks. I want my "save as" back. I'll figure it out.

  • steph714 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much! This works.


    I just wasted an hour on the phone with apple "support" trying to firgure out a work around for this issue.  I was told that they do not support Automator and for the first time was extremely disappointed with their willingness to help.  I hope they are not going the way of the rest of the world and start not supporting their own products!!

  • Rick Hess Level 1 (15 points)

    Ahh - thanks very much, rbii. I was going to have to go to great expense to go out and purchase a dog, just so I could kick it when I saw that I couldn't save PDF's to iPhoto. Followed the Automator steps - worked perfectly. Somewhere, there's a very grateful pup tonight!

  • tomontheroad Level 1 (0 points)



    Sometimes these forums work sometimes no. This time you hit it out of the park with your response. Quick and easy and I didn't even know where the Automater was or what it is...thanks a lot.

  • Kenw6 Level 1 (0 points)

    N i i i i i ce!!!!!!!

  • MultipleJs Level 1 (0 points)

    Like they said thanks rbii, I've never used Automator and never used the slideshow from a Book.  Great


    It would be nice to copy out the photos I've used to create the book into an album so one can use them for the full slideshow or into iMovie - I think one use to be able to do that pre-Lion. 


    But this was great to know - making slideshows can just absorb so much of your life !


    Thanks JJ

  • LoghouseJD Level 1 (5 points)

    rbii ---  Perfect. Who would guess this would add Pdf to iPhoto back into the PDF dialog box. If it was this easy, *** did they leave it out of Lion ?

  • dietmargeorg Level 1 (0 points)

    YOur tip is worth gold to me...missing the feature in Lion. Have created and saved he workflow you recommended...but seem to be missing the next step. I am new to can you utilize the newly created workflow? It does not show up in my Print Menu (in Preview for instance). How do you "call up" the workflow?


    Thanks for a quick clarification.



  • John Blanchard1 Level 5 (5,230 points)

    After saving the workflow, it should appear in the PDF menu in the lower left of the print dialog.

  • Grdn1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for this info. Your directions are clear and it works!!!!


  • astridfromBC Level 1 (0 points)

    Rbii- you are awesome!!! Thank you so much for saving me so much time and frustration

  • "80 GB" iPod Level 1 (0 points)

    In iPhoto:

    Crate Album-Select All- Copy


    In Preview:

    File-New From Clipboard

    Saved as PDF

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