How can Automator or Applescript rotate 500,000 images in folders and subfolders.

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ludwip, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. ludwip macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2012
    Hi Everyone,
    I have very specific question.
    I've got 500,000 images that sit in 98 subfolders. Some of the subfolders contain 25,000 images.
    Now my question: is there any script/automator workflow that I can use?
    I was trying to create a workflow:
    1. Ask for Finder Items
    2. Get Folder Contents (tick repeat for each subfolder found)
    3. Rotate images
    It works OK, but only for these folders where there is less than 4,096 files:
    I normally receive following error message:
    'Rotate images failed - 1 error
    too many arguments (12019) -- limit is 4096'
    Is there any way to increase this limit or create completely different apple script?
    By the way I'm running OS Mountain Lion
    I really hope that someone will help me with this one.
  2. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
  3. subsonix macrumors 68040

    Feb 2, 2008
    Probably. Post the code you have, it sounds like you are adding all files as arguments, you can instead do something like: for all files in folder, apply rotate image.

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