Can you post the one you use for image renaming? Posting it in a zip file is the best way to do it on the forums.Applespider said:I've got two workflows that find and copy files out of iTunes/iPhoto respectively and save them to my desktop without me having to open either application - makes it much easier if I want to tinker with the file in another application without wrecking the original.
I've got a one to convert image files to different types and resize the image.
I've got one for renaming several files more quickly as a Finder plug in. I've also got one that renames images and imports them straight into iPhoto which I use when importing images from my camera through Image Capture since it allows me to have filename like 'Birthday 001' etc rather than DSC23445.jpg
And lastly, I've got one that iCal runs every morning at 8am and sends out a birthday message to anyone whose birthday it is that day.
I've also set up a few temporary ones to pull down files from the web and save them in appropriate places or to remove strange characters from file names etc.
I think it can be very useful, when used properly. The program itself may not be that fast, but when you make plugins for different apps it can be very useful. I just think most people haven't realized how to use it yet.922 said:Automator is the one feature that didn't live up to the hype. It's slow and useful noly in special situations.
I'll post the image renaming mini-app later when I'm back at my Mac. It's stored as an app so that Image Capture can automatically act on it - ie download these images and then do x to them.PlaceofDis said:Applespider, does the image resize one change actual dimensions of the picture, or do you mean file size? if it is either would you mind sharing?
Because it's just one action, not a bunch of actions strung together. It's the 'make contact sheet' action under PDF, or preview, or whatever. (I'm not on that computer right now) I just saved it as a workflow and it is in my finder right-click menu now. (Still a little confused about this part though- where it saves and why, the difference of workflow/plug-in, etc.) I'm still kind of a newb at automator but so far I have nothing bad to say about it except it takes six bounces on a dual 2.3 to launch.Heb1228 said:Why don't you post it on here for others to try?
I would like to do this same thing... I want to click one file and it open every app I use for the day at work and also put them in the appropriate Spaces I predefine (under Leopard).I have very few application set to launch at login because I find it very frustrating to wait for things to launch when you are trouble shooting, rebooting, etc. I've written an Automator script that launches a specific set of applications. That way I can launch my work applications when I'm at work and my home applications if I'm at home. It's not a huge time saver, but launching a single "app" does streamline things.
eh i dunno. this thread is over 2 years old and people still dont know how to use it reallyYeah its one of those applications I dont really use. Its got potential but I've never had time to get into it. Frankly Im not sure if I was using it correctly. But I believe with time it will be more and more popular.
Hah! I missed that!eh i dunno. this thread is over 2 years old and people still dont know how to use it really