As many of you know, I'm doing a huge photography project, and some of the manual repetitive tasks are starting to drive me insane. For instance; each photo "target" (a location) that is a required capture point for my client has 6-9 different images for that target. It also has a code number as an identifier (e.g. W1523), which is part of each file name. For example, a typical image would have a file name like this: Joe's_W1234_080205_MDUS_GR.jpg I want to write an Applescript to go into the larger file that has all of these images in it for a given area, pluck out all the "W" numbers, and then put an "x" in a field that corresponds to that number in an Excel spreadsheet or Filemaker database - I have Portfolio, too (ideas on which is better?). I also need to write a script that will go into the GPS exif metadata of each image and check for a latitude, longitude and 9-digit string number, and then make a list of the file names that do not have any one of those present in the metadata. I already have "Applescript The Missing Manual." Any other suggestions? Thanks!