Automater Newby Question - TIFF into PDF

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ELMI0001, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2009
    Olympic Hills GC
    I'm looking for a drag-and-drop solution to converting TIFF's into PDF's. I think Automater could do it but I've run into an issue.

    The TIFF's are documents that are sometimes hundreds of pages long. The app I created only converts the first page.

    Here's all I have in Automater so far:


    I'm looking for a drag-and-drop solution instead of opening in Preview and Exporting as a PDF. I've got a couple of hundred docs to convert.

  2. onekerato macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2011
    You could try to "printing" to PDF...

    (1) Install a PDF printer such as PDFWriter for Mac, set it as the default printer
    See if there is an option to always save the PDF in a specific directory, without showing any prompts.

    (2) In Automator, use the "Print Finder Items" or the "Print Images" action. The first of these just prints to the default printer, and the second lets you specify the printer.

    Might work for automated conversion of multi-page TIFFs to PDFs.

    Or, use the Terminal...

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