Pic­ture CD prob­lems

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK - David Simp­son

The lat­est MacFor­mat ( MF277) ap­peared to have my sal­va­tion in mind with the ar­ti­cle on page 56 (‘Quickly con­vert images: Turn pic­tures into JPEGS with just a rightclick us­ing OS X’s Ser­vices’), but sadly I’m still in a pickle!

I have a new iMac 27-inch with a fully up­dated Mav­er­icks, and I’m des­per­ately try­ing to find ei­ther a free (or low-cost) way of trans­fer­ring about 30 PCDs to my Mac in a JPG for­mat. The pho­tos are mainly of sen­ti­men­tal value (they were taken in Cen­tral Amer­ica when I worked there).

Up un­til now I’ve just used a free con­ver­sion tool in Win­dows on my old and slow lap­top, but in re­al­ity this is hope­less – it’s dif­fi­cult to view the images, and, since I don’t want them all, I want to be se­lec­tive.

I’ve tried GIMP and even tried to find a work­around in iPhoto with pre­dictable re­sults. My main con­cern is that the Mac just won’t im­port the files from the CD (even us­ing GIMP) and I’m loath to spend money only to find my Mac can’t cope with PCD files. Is there any way I can do this?

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