Automator - Scale Images hangs in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by chockymonster, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. chockymonster macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Since updating to Lion the Automator workflows I've created to resize images have stopped working properly and I can't figure out why.

    It's a simplish workflow that works on folder input, gets the folder content and uses an applescript to copy the files to a different folder in the parent folder.

    It then changes to the folder, gets the folder contents and runs the scale images to a given pixel size.

    Everything used to run fine until the Lion upgrade, now I find that it always stops at a point during the scale actions which seems to be at the 174th image.
    I've tried renaming/moving images around to see if it's a problem with an image but that hasn't helped.

    Can anyone suggest any other troubleshooting steps?
  2. res1233, Aug 17, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011

    res1233 macrumors 65816


    Dec 8, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Could we (I) take a look at your workflow?

    EDIT: Why do these threads always seem to die early? I swear, OPs for threads of this nature seem to vanish the moment the thread has been made. Sucks because I love anything Automator/AppleScript related.
  3. chockymonster thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    Gimme a chance!

    Here's the workflow, it's possibly not the cleanest way to do it but I couldn't figure out another way.
    I'd just like it to work again!

    Attached Files:

  4. dmarkow macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    I'm having the exact same issue on Lion. I manually drag a couple thousand JPG files into automator and add the Scale Images action to scale everything down to 1024 pixels. When I run it, it processes exactly 175 images and then hangs. I have to stop it and re-run it multiple times to resize everything. Did you ever figure out a solution to this?

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