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Old May 24, 2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Automator workflow - image manipulation

I want to drag and drop an image onto an Automator application. This will create two image files, each of different size and filename.

How would you go about that?

I can do it with one file ok, but not sure how to create the two different sizes.

Thanks,

Jon
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Old May 24, 2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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I want to drag and drop an image onto an Automator application. This will create two image files, each of different size and filename.

How would you go about that?

I can do it with one file ok, but not sure how to create the two different sizes.

Thanks,

Jon
Use variables. Example working on Leopard :
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Old May 25, 2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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Thanks very much for that! I will have a play around with it. Not quite sure how variables work with automator yet but I'm sure it will make more sense when I run through a few examples.

Automator is one of the big appeals of OSX. I hope they keep adding features to it. Do they tend to add features with each OSX upgrade or has it remainded static for years? When was it introduced?
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With each OS X upgrade Automator tends to get a few new features but it could use a little more love from Apple. I believe it was first released with OS X Tiger 10.4.

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Old May 27, 2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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It would be nice if it had a few more webpage features, like being able to log into sites, click links etc.
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It would be nice if it had a few more webpage features, like being able to log into sites, click links etc.
Perhaps that functionality will be added in the next OS X upgrade. I highly doubt it but one can only hope. If you want to do that now I suggest you take a look at Applescript GUI scripting.
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