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Batch image processing with Automator

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Using macOS Automator to process selected images in the Finder. The example is to resize the selected images. Given at Macstock 2017

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Batch image processing with Automator

  1. 1. Batch Image Processing with Automator Kirschen Seah
  2. 2. About Me • Kirschen Seah • Software engineer • Apple geekette since 1978 • Avid bicyclist
  3. 3. Problem to be Solved
  4. 4. Automator • Your robotic action pal! • Located in Applications • Creates Workflows
  5. 5. Automator Window
  6. 6. Library
  7. 7. Actions
  8. 8. Description
  9. 9. Workflow
  10. 10. Execution
  11. 11. Log
  12. 12. What can I create? • Workflows • Applications • Services • Others • Print Plugin, Folder Actions, Calendar Alarms, Image Capture Plugin, Dictation Command
  13. 13. Image Processing
  14. 14. WARNING!
  15. 15. Running the Workflow • Select some files in the Finder • Switch to Automator • Click on the Run button
  16. 16. FAQ
  17. 17. Finding an Action Search Box
  18. 18. Debugging…
  19. 19. More FAQ • Adding an action in the middle • Drag and drop in between two existing actions • Deleting an action • Click to select an action and press “Delete” • Reordering an action • Drag and drop to new location
  20. 20. More to Explore • Application Actions • Variables • Dialog box • Notifications • Heavy lifting using Applescript & Shell script
  21. 21. Questions?
  22. 22. Resources • http://automator.us • http://www.macosxautomation.com/automator/ resources.html • http://www.macscripter.net
  23. 23. Epilogue • Kirschen Seah • kirschen@freerangecoder.com • http://www.freerangecoder.com • Presentation is posted on Free Range Coder
  24. 24. Demo
 
 coming up at Deep Dive

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