After attending a presentation on iOS creation apps I did this weekend, a participant asked me about the best way to save Haiku Deck slides to her iPad so she could use them as the basis for Thinglink and Pic Collage projects. If you are not familiar with Haiku Deck, it is a free iPad app that allows the user to create beautiful presentations using Creative Commons licensed images (and they are gorgeous). The themes are simple and elegant and the app is easy enough for primary students to learn in just a few minutes.
The presentations can be exported directly from the app as a PDF or PowerPoint, but saving the slides as images requires a few extra taps and button pushes. It turns out that the best way to save your work as images is by doing screenshots of each slide as you play your presentation.
To do it, create your Haiku Deck. Click the Play button.
As you proceed through your presentation, take a screenshot of each slide by pressing the Home and Sleep/Wake (Power) buttons at the same time. You will know you are successful if you see the screen flash white and you hear the camera shutter sound. The resulting screenshots will be saved to your iPad and can be accessed and used just like any other photo.