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Use Pages to create quick thumbnails Apps
I've been wanting a quick and easy way to make pretty thumbnail images before posting them to my family weblog, and I think I just found it by using Pages.

Using the 'Moving Postcard' template, I dropped my image into the cutout. Then I selected the object that contains the cutout (not the image itself), and did a Copy. This way, you preserve the drop shadow and rotation. I made a 'New File from Clipboard' in Preview and saved it as a jpg. Done! Of course, you could change the rotation angle, drop shadow, border appearance, and probably many other parameters. Pretty and easy.

[robg adds: You'll want to delete the "We've Moved!" text from the template, of course...]
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Use Pages to create quick thumbnails
Authored by: adrianm on Feb 10, '05 02:01:55PM

Not a bad idea that. I've made my own .pages doc for the same purpose (never really bothered with the templates).

I've also used the iPhoto book preview for a similar purpose.



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Use Pages to create quick thumbnails
Authored by: Curlywee on Feb 10, '05 11:01:05PM

There's no need to delete the text from the template. Directly select the placeholder image as described in the hint and all that's copied to the clipboard is the image, complete with border and drop shadow. Nice one! The only limitation is that the resulting JPEG needs to be placed on a white background.



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Use Pages to create quick thumbnails
Authored by: cwolverton on Feb 10, '05 11:35:33PM

Since my site is white, I never even noticed, but if you insist... You can also export your Pages document as HTML, which will generate the html file, a css file, and png files of your images, complete with some sort of alpha channel magic. Which means they don't have the white space behind the rotated image. Niiiiiice...



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Use Pages to create quick thumbnails
Authored by: Bakari on Nov 23, '05 04:25:53PM

Cool, I need this for a document I'll be working on. Thanks for posting this idea.



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