Create a PDF from multiple images

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  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I have 10 images I want to convert into a PDF. How do I do it?

    I have seen one method which invloves opening a PDF then dragging images to the sidebar and saving it however the PDF file size is huge.

    Please help, this seems so simple.
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Open all the images in Preview and then print to PDF?
     
  3. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...try pasting all the images into a TextEdit (or Pages, Word, whatever....) document with any formatting or page breaks you want, then use the print to pdf function....oh yeah!
     
  5. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same as Preview! Massive file size!
    Thanks anyway....next suggestion
     
  6. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    The only way I know of is laying out a page in Photoshop or TextEdit and when you like the layout, select Print and then PDF.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    All of these will likely result in very large file sizes
    My experience with print to .pdf always does this

    If you want to reduce the size, you will need Acrobat Pro
    Or you will need to send the file to someone who has it to reduce it for you

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....okay, try this then - open the "large file size" pdf in preview and then select "save as" then in the save box select pdf and in the quartz popup box select "reduce file size" - does that make a difference for your specific document...it will in some cases but not necessarily all....oh yeah!
     
  9. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That did work but completely distorted my images but I found some quartz filters made by somone else and put them in a Filters folder which the Save As dialog picks up and that kept the image in a reasonable state and shrunk the 74mb PDF to 4mb.

    Thanks
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    And you can make your own Quartz filters with the ColorSync utility.
     

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