Image importer for Mac osx 10.6/PowerPoint 2008

If you’re teaching with PowerPoint and spending a lot of time inserting images into your slideshow, this may be the answer for you. While PC users are able to insert groups of images into their PowerPoints through the Photo Album feature, Mac users have had no such equivalent. However, Jeanette Mills, Director of Visual Services at the University of Washington, has developed an application using the Automator tool that will allow Mac users to batch import images into Powerpoint. To access this application, click here and follow the instructions in her blog. The application will insert one images per slide, so if you plan on having multiple images on one slide, this may not be for you.

I’ve tested this out, and it works beautifully. The only requirements are that you are using Mac OSX 10.6 and Powerpoint 2008.

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5 Responses to Image importer for Mac osx 10.6/PowerPoint 2008

  1. Larry Ryan says:

    This also works for PPT 2011 for Mac. Seems to grab all image files in folder it is run from.
    E.g., I had two “pics” folder on Desktop containing jogs exported fro Powerpoint and as soon as I double-clicked on the app a new PPT file was instantly created containing all images from both folders. (A total of about 150 slides).
    However, the slides started (1 thru 10,say) from one folder, then ALL of the other folder, then the remainder from the first folder.

    Easy enough to delete the unwanted slides but be aware of this “quirk”.
    Larry Ryan

  2. Anonymous says:

    Worked great except it scaled all my images down to 90% upon import to PowerPoint.

  3. Doesn’t work for me with 10.6.8 and Powerpoint 2008 screen message says it can’t find the script, try reinstalling. Any ideas anyone? help appreciated!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Someone give Jeanette Mills a medal!

  5. kara says:

    Seemed to work great at first, but it scaled all my images and they are also all out of order. Any ideas?

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