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Slideshow of mixed .pdf and jpeg files

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lburech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 22, 2013 11:10 PM

I have a folder that has both JPEG and .pdf files that I have scanned.  I would like to show them in a slideshow format.  Is there some way I can do this.  I have iPhoto '11 which seems to only accept JPEG files.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Jun 22, 2013 11:49 PM (in response to lburech)

    iPhoto doesn't support pdf, only Jpeg. You can convert pdf to Jpeg with Preview or any number of apps - Graphic Converter, for instance.

     

    There are many other slideshow apps, though I have no idea if they will support pdf. It's not really a standard format for images.

     

    Alternatives to iPhoto's slideshow include:

     

    iMovie, on every Mac sold.

     

    Others, in order of price: PhotoPresenter  $29

    PhotoToMovie  $49.95

    PulpMotion  $129

    FotoMagico $29 (Home version) ($149 Pro version, which includes PhotoPresenter)

    Final Cut Pro X $299

     

    It's difficult to compare these apps. They have differences in capability - some are driven off templates. some aren't. Some have a wider variety of transitions. Others will have excellent audio controls. It's worth checking them out to see what meets your needs. However, there is no doubt that Final Cut Pro X is the most capable app of them all. You get what you pay for.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,070 points)
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    Jun 23, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to lburech)

    You can get the pdf files into iPhoto as jpegs as follows:

     

    1 - open the pdf file in Preview.

     

    2 - type Command+P to start the print process.

     

    3  - click on the PDF button and select "Save PDF to iPhoto".

    iP11print2pdf.png

    Note:  If you don't have that option go to  Toad's Cellar and download these two files:

    Save PDF to iPhoto 200 DPI.workflow.zip

    Save PDF to iPhoto 200 DPI.workflow.zip

     

    Unzip the files and place in the HD/Library/PDF Services folder and reboot.

     

    4 - select either of the files above (300 dip is used for photos to be included in a book that will be ordered).

     

    5 - in the window that comes up enter an album name or select an existing album and hit the Continue button.

    Mail001.jpg

     

    That will create a 200 or 300 dpi jpeg file of the item being printed and import it into iPhoto. Use the 300 dpi if the image is to be included in a book.

     

    OT

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