3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 23, 2013 11:46 PM by lburech
lburech Level 1 (0 points)

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 (136,590 points)

    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 (133,275 points)

    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".


    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.



    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.



  • lburech Level 1 (0 points)

    Clicking on the PDF button did not produce the Save PDF to iPhoto option.


    Screen Shot 2013-06-23 at 11.37.38 PM.png

    I went to the Toad Cellar and downloaded the automator program but received the following warning


    Screen Shot 2013-06-23 at 11.29.36 PM.png


    The workflow appeared as follows in automator


    Screen Shot 2013-06-23 at 11.36.25 PM.png


    I do not get the "SAVE PDF to iPhoto" Option.  I am running iPhoto 11 OSX 10.8.4 on a MacBook Pro.