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Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes

There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.

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Peter Nixey’s Open Letter to Apple about Photo Management

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Developer and entrepreneur Peter Nixey has posted an open letter to Apple emoting about problems with and proposing solutions to managing photos on Apple devices. Nixey’s main complaints revolve around the lack of useful iOS tools for photo management, duplicates and confusion in Photo Stream, Photo Stream’s inability to sync videos, and devices with too little storage. He suggests a new paid Apple service that would store the canonical version of a user’s entire photo and video collection in iCloud, allowing access from any of that user’s devices. Fingers crossed that Apple realizes just how broken the current system is and addresses these and other complaints!favicon follow link

 

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Anonymous  2013-05-09 12:15
Peter's post is right on. I took the occasion of a system rebuild last week to export all of my photos out of iPhoto and into Picasa for Mac, where I feel I have more direct control over the files. Then, for insurance and accessibility, I uploaded every last photo to Everpix. I left Photostream enabled as a last line of defense against losing my photos. Next up: Finding a similarly straightforward system for my home videos.