Can someone help a windows programmer?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by svedel77, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. svedel77 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I just migrated from Windows to Mac.
    Very often I need to post an image from my computer, to my webserver, for use in forums and facebook. I made a program in Visual Basic for Windows, that resampled the bitmap, if it was too big. Next it made up a random filename. And lastly it uploaded the image to my server, and gave me the URL and copied it to the clipboard.

    Is there a kind soul who are willing to make such a program for my Mac? I really mis this function.

    Best regards
    Søren
     
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

    ArtOfWarfare

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    #2
    With the exception of your uploading requirement, this is definitely something Automator or AppleScript can do (both come preinstalled on every Mac.)

    AppleScript may be able to do even the uploading, IDK, I don't use it very often.

    Python also comes preinstalled on every Mac - if you happen to already be familiar with that language. It should be capable of doing this entire task for you, I think, although the learning curve may be slightly steeper than AppleScripts, given Python is full blown language that can do basically anything whereas AppleScript is primarily for scripting. It's definitely worth it to learn Python, I think...

    20 second explanation for why you should learn Python.
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Can't you just use a browser extension that uploads an image to Imgur or something?
     

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