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Batch Photo and Image Processing using Automator


What is Automator?


"Automator is an application developed by Apple for Mac OS X that implements point-and-click (or drag-and-drop) creation of workflows for automating repetitive tasks into batches for quicker alteration, thus saving time and effort over human intervention to manually change each file separately." - Wikipedia


Automator can be used with Acorn to process one or more images, and to change the file format of the images.  You can crop, trim, and combine multiple images.  You may even give Acorn custom commands with JavaScript.  Learn more about Automator from Automator World.


Workflows


Current Acorn Workflows available in Automator:


Additional workflows you can download:


Examples


Not sure where to start? Try the tutorials below to get your feet wet.



Note For App Store Users: If you've purchased Acorn from the Mac App Store, certain AppleScripts, Automator Actions, and JSTalk scripts may not work for you because of sandboxing restrictions required by Apple.  The direct version of Acorn does not have these issues.


Automator Warning: If Automator gives you some sort of warning about the Action not working correctly, save your action and try again.