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Import PhotoCD images with iPhoto Apps
One of the last remaining reasons for booting to OS 9 for me was the inability of OS X to mount PCDs (Kodak PhotoCD master discs). After installing Jaguar (10.2), I discovered that at least the discs show up on my desktop, but Photoshop, GraphicConverter or Preview will not open the .PCD files.

Just for kicks, I launched iPhoto, clicked File -> Import..., and it began importing all the images from the disc. It grabs them at the max resolution (3072x2048), but at least they're imported and you can resize them later.
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iView Media Pro...
Authored by: reichea on Sep 18, '02 10:08:37AM

...will also read in all of the PhotoCD files - just drop the mounted CD icon into the iView window. Very nice!

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Authored by: ajmas on Sep 18, '02 07:57:25PM

The reason that other applications can't read the files from PCDs properly is because MacOS X 10.2 does not support CDROM-XA format. This means that while you can see the contents of the disc, you can not copy off Photo-CDs or VCDs.

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Good source for PhotoCD processing?
Authored by: mithras on Sep 18, '02 09:11:42PM

Incidentally, does anyone know of a good mail-away PhotoCD processor?

I used to use the venerable Seattle Filmworks (now Photoworks), but they, along with most others, have switched to PictureCD.

PictureCD has much lower resolution than PhotoCD - something like 1024x768 instead of 3000x2000. I'd prefer the high resolution.

Any suggestions?

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