Batch png to gif in Automator ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macbedhead, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. macbedhead macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Hi, I initially tried to find an online batch image convertor and now think that OSX automator can do the task.
    I just cannot seem to puzzle it out (350 png's to gif) ,it appears that the option for gifs is not there ?
    Can anyone please,please give me a 1,2,3,4 on how to do this ?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    That's because(I believe) it uses Preview to save as an image type, and Preview doesn't do GIFs. I have Graphic Converter, but that didn't show in the options.
  3. macbedhead thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Resize me 2.2 did the batch reformat trick png--->gif
  4. winterquilt macrumors regular


    Feb 18, 2008
    Yes Preview can, just hold down the "Alt" key before clicking on the image selection box to bring up all the hidden format options.

    Now Automator or AppleScript on the other hand....

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