The alpha Mail 06/12
Hint #14: Create Multipage PDFs with cf/x convert
Unless you are a professional photographer, putting multiple photos into a single PDF is something you do only occasionally - because it's cumbersome. As you probably know, Apple's 'Preview.app' can do that - albeit only haphazardly. But once you find out how easily you can do it with cf/x convert, you will want to do it often.
Examples of use
Besides the obvious uses for studios, multi-page PDFs are a great way to share your pictures with friends, colleagues and family. A single PDF is handy and neat - and much easier to distribute than a bunch of files. Whether you need to quickly drop the results of a photo shoot to your client, or want to share the best photos from your anniversary - cf/x convert does the job for you. As a plus, convert can add an index, and resize all photos for devices like HDTV, iPhone or iPad (even auto-crop for you). There is no need to convert your originals to a specific size beforehand. After all, convert is a high-octane image converter in its own right.
How it is done
Drop the images into cf/x convert's main window and rearrange them as you like.
Choose 'PDF Book' as output format.
Hit 'GO'. Smile.
More cool stuff you can do with cf/x convert
cf/x convert is a high-performance, ʻheavy-liftingʼ batch processor designed specifically for photographers and designers:
- Format Conversion
- Size Conversion
- Save batch configuration/presets
- Create a PDF contact / reference sheet from all images in a batch
- Create an HTML catalog for all converted images, fully linked and resourced, ready to deploy
- Disassemble multi-page PDF into individual batch items
- Smart, rule-based file name generation that can utilize source, destination and batch information
- Safe (overwrite-proof) automatic rename to prevent accidental data loss
- Watermark images
Download cf/x software here & try for free.
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cf/x convert ($39.99)
Heavy-duty format conversion for studios. Exceedingly fast and safe. Also creates HTML catalog, PDF contact sheets and folios.
cf/x alpha ($229.99)
Hi-end image composition for photographers & designers: multi-image, layout, effects, transforms, transparency, text.
cf/x contour collage ($24.99)
With contour collage, you arrange many photos into a collage that has a clearly discernible contour or shape: a heart, star, your companyʼs logo or even text.
cf/x cookie cutter ($4.99)
Create perfect cutouts and wonderful postcards from your favorite photos in seconds - then share them with your friends.
cf/x mosaic ($19.99)
Turn any picture into a classic mosaic. Easy presets help you get started. Infinite possibilities help you stay creative.