Batch crop images ... how?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mgpg89, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a ton of images that need to be trimmed 10pixels from all sides ... how can I do this quick and painful?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  3. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how exactly?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Automator, as mentioned, can make short work of these kinds of tasks. Have you used Automator before? It's actually quite easy.

    1. Tell Automator where to get the stuff to work on (files, songs, etc.)
    2. Tell Automator which actions to perform on the above items, by dragging things from the left pane into your workflow
    3. Run it.

    Have a look through the available actions - I believe Preview can crop images, and there's a built-in Automator action for doing this.
     
  5. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but I only see options to crop to a certain size, not trim a certain amount of pixels from the edges.

    Should I first separate the photos that are in landscape and portrait mode then ... ?
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I found a third-party Automator Action that might help you. Have a look here.
     
  7. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't download it ... 'Safari can't find the server'
     
  8. mgpg89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind, I manually separated the landschape/portrait photos and used the built-in Automator actions from there.

    Thanks wrldwzrd89 & angelwatt!
     

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