Converting TIFF images into JPEG, replacing the original TIFFs

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  1. m021478 macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    I've got about 1,000 TIFF images (which I've already backed up) that I'd like to convert into JPEGs, and I'd like the newly created JPEG versions of these images to replace the original TIFF versions.

    These TIFF images are randomly scattered in a massive hierarchical folder structure, and what I'm looking to do is basically run a spotlight search on the root folder of this hierarchy to show all TIFF images, then drag the resulting 1,000 TIFF images onto some application (or automator workflow, or photoshop droplet, or script, etc.) that will automatically create a JPEG from each TIFF (saving it with the same name and in the same directory as the original TIFF), then trashing the TIFF.

    Can anyone recommend a good way to do this?
  2. capuzino macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2013
    Automator, because it's the most convenient way of batch converting photos.

    How to do it:
    1. Open Automator and create a new Workflow
    2. Search for "Change Type of Images"
    3. Drag it to the workflow
    4. Automator asks you to add "Copy Finder Items" action, but to avoid copies, choose "Don't Add"
    5. Change "To Type" to preferred format
    6. Select all your photos and drag them on top of the *Change Type* action to create a new "Get Specified Finder Items" action.
    7. Click "Run" to start the process.

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