I'm looking for a method to use automator to streamline the way I currently import my pictures and sync my external drive Pictures folder with my MBP iPhoto. My current workflow when I take a picture with my iPhone/camera is 1. Connect the device to my MBP with the usb 2. Open image capture 3. Import the pictures to a generic desktop folder to "hold" the pictures 4. Manually move the pics to a specific folder (Christmas 2012) on my external drive As a result of my workflow, my external drive is my accurate collection of pictures, and iPhoto is sadly missing large chunks of my photo history. What I'd like to do is create/use an automator that will 1. Complete steps 1-4 above 2. After creating the specific folder (Christmas 2012) on my external drive, import the folder into my MBP iPhoto Should the import be an event or album? Does it make a difference? 3. Label the individual pictures within the folder...01-12252012...02-12252012...03-12252012 Is this feasible? Any other suggestions on how to automate my workflow and better sync my external drive and my iPhoto? Thank you.