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There are some fantastic options out there for Mac owners when it comes to video editing. A well-loved alternative to Premiere Pro is, especially for those who prefer using software developed by Apple.

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I see, OK with preview solution: The first step is to create an application that concatenates PDFs. This is much easier than it sounds: Start up the Automator application Automator will ask you to “choose a template for your workflow.” Pick the one named “Application.” Drag and drop Actions from the menus on the left to create a workflow that looks like this: From the Automator, save this workflow somewhere.

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You now have an application that concatenates PDFs. Optionally, put this application in your Pictures folder, or put it somewhere else and make a symlink to it in your pictures folder.

Now that you have a PDF-concatenator application, you can use it from the Finder by selecting the PDFs that you want to concatenate and then dragging-and-dropping them onto the app. Usage When you scan documents from the Printer/Scanner app, they end up by default in your Pictures folder with names like Scan.pdf, Scan 1.pdf, etc.

I created an empty file called Scan.pdf in that directory to make sure that all my actual scans would be named sequentially as Scan 1.pdf, Scan 2.pdf, and so on. Based on this setup, my procedure for scanning a multi-page document into a single PDF using the flatbed scanner is: Open up the Printer/Scanner window and use it to scan each page. In the Finder, go to the Pictures folder.

Select the PDFs representing the scanned pages. Drag and drop the selected files onto the PDF-concatenator application’s icon. The combined document will open in Preview. From Preview, save it as whatever file name you like.

That last step–saving the file from Preview–is essential. The Automator action that does the actual concatenation puts the temporary file in a randomly-named file under /var/folders. My automator script, though, moves this temporary file to the Trash after opening it in Preview.

If the document you’ve just scanned contains sensitive data, such as a bank statement, I recommend that you 1) from Preview, save your document someplace secure, like an encrypted disk image, and 2) from the finder menu, use the Secure Empty Trash operation to delete the temporary file. Its free, other way: adobe Acrobat for mac but its way to expensive. I needed it for network scanning, but I noticed that it included scanimage, which seems faster than Image Capture. To install, I installed libusb, then SANE Backends, then TWAIN SANE Interface, then SANE Preference Panel. This adds a new panel to Preferences. You may need to configure your scanner - see the SANE documents, find your driver in the SANE preferences panel, click 'configure', and configure away.


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It is working when you can run scanimage -L in a terminal and see your scanner. Until that point, you'll have to sweat through the SANE docs. Once your scanner is detected, you can run scanimage test.pnm to scan an image. At that point, you may want to install ImageMagick, possibly with macports, so that you can run convert test.pnm test.jpg, or even convert test1.pnm test2.pnm test3.pnm test.pdf.

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Maybe too much for some, but if you are coming from Ubuntu, maybe you aren't scared of the command line.