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.