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How can I convert about 100 PNGs to one PDF on a Mac? I'm open to using the command line if it helps.

I have tried using iPhoto, but it quits, not sure why. Saving from Preview doesn't quite do what I want. Thoughts?

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If you have Leopard (10.5 or later) or Lion the easiest way is to use Preview. Just do the following:

  1. Open the first image in Preview
  2. Show the the sidebar (Shift-Command-D)
  3. Drag any additional images to the sidebar
  4. Go to File > Print (Command P)
  5. In the PDF dropdown list select Save as PDF

That's it! You should now have a PDF containing all your images.

If that doesn't work for you, you should look at any third-party solutions such as Adobe Acrobat Pro which has a combine feature or PDFLab.

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+1 - My suggested solution as well. I've used this method to combine several PDFs by printing, then choosing "Save as PDF" from the print panel. –  SplinterReality Oct 25 '11 at 7:59
    
For me in Snow Leopard, File > Print only printed the first image. I had to select File > Print Selected Images in order to print all of them. –  kldavis4 Jul 23 at 21:09

I have been suggesting images-to-pdf.com - no downloads, no uploads needed. make sure to use latest browsers as it seems to do the conversion in pure javascript using HTML5 features.

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Not a great idea with 100+ pages. –  tekknolagi Jun 11 '13 at 3:39
    
agreed. missed that part –  coderguy123 Jun 11 '13 at 13:32

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