Automator How-To's

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by kartman, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. kartman

    kartman Member

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    Dear Mods,

    Are there any plans to conduct a mini workshop for Tiger's Automator just like the Widget workshop last month?

    Sana sana sana sana...:winkgrin:

    If so, please sign me up. I'd really like to know how to use the Automator to create workflows that will simplify my work.

    kartman
     
  2. purplegurl

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    While the mods are orchestrating your Automator workshop request, suggest you go and visit :

    http://www.automator.us
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/automator/
     
  3. iamlet

    iamlet Member

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    thanks for the link purplegurl..
     
  4. kartman

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    most excellent, purplegurl!

    thanks for the link!
     
  5. kartman

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    finally getting the hang of using automator for some repetitive tasks.

    but i made a big booboo when i did a batch conversion of some high res images. i wanted to make low res copies so i could work faster in doing some layouts. i sequenced the workflow in the wrong order so now i'm stuck with a folder of low res (2mb jpegs down to 88kb!) images with no high res to work with! :(

    lesson to self: always back up when experimenting!
     
  6. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Active Member

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    I just finishing making my first AUTOMATOR app that resizes photos hehehe.

    It was fairly easy once you get the sequence of what you want to do right.

    Just a question, how do I use variables? Or actually, what I would like to do is take a folder of JPG's, make duplicates of these images which are then scaled down to 1024x764, and then for these low-res images to be copied into the SUBFOLDER of the SOURCE directory.

    How do you do that?

    Currently I have programmed my Automator to copy these files to a directory on my Desktop called "RESIZED".

    But actually, I would like them as a subfolder of the source directory. Is there a way to do this? :)
     
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    Re: Automator How-To's

    Out of boredom, I tried to do organize my files using Automator. All of my favorite Tv Shows are automatically downloaded using Vuze. Aside from the actual video file, a lot of extra files are downloaded which I really don't need. I've set the Automator to filter those files and automatically move them to Trash. Simple yet keeps my HD clean from unnecessary files.
     
  9. Bakamoo

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    Re: Automator How-To's

    Worth a try, I want it :)
     

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