I havent found anything to use automator with

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    dont know too much about it either. i know that it makes short cuts for stuff but dont know how
     
  2. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    yeah, i looked at it for about 10 minutes and couldn't really figure out how to get it goin

    edit: i am in the same boat as PD i just cant really think of anything to set it up for.
     
  3. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    i don't think it will really be of much use to the casual everyday user. i could see it being of value in certain jobs though where there are just a lot of tedious steps to some process (i.e. prepress/publishing)

    :dunno:
     
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    I stole it from someone else's idea, but I setup a workflow to add "Mail Item to..." and "Zip and Mail this item to..." as contextual menu options in Finder. Stole them from a thread here: http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=254744
     
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    so far, i've only used it to rename photos. and its been a time saver!!!
     
  6. Skoles

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    Having never used it (G5 hasn't arrived yet) I bet you could use it to do something like a Spotlight search for specific values and then have it zip or archive everything and burn to DVD?

    Have it run ebay searches every so often (say you look for car/computer stuff) and email you the the items found?
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    batch processing porn :dunno:
     
  8. hootpie

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    Skoles, those are some good ideas.
     
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    im going to try and use it to thumbnail my pictures from my 5MP digicam
     
  10. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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  12. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    my thoughts exactly. macworld uk linked to it in reference to a statement about developers being the ones that would make automator really useful.
     
  14. hootpie

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    I used automator today to make thumbnails. Saved me a lot of time.
     
  15. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    okay i think i got a cool workflow, but i'm kinda unclear about the steps i should use.

    i want it to automatically import the photos i download from safari to my desktop into iphoto. :noes:

    so far i got it like this [​IMG]

    but i am trying to find the step to take it from safari to iphoto.

    i may not even have it right so far, but maybe you guys can help me figure it out.
     
  16. Pineapple Devil

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    i found out what my problem is! i dont do enough repetitve stuff to need it yet! :eek3:
     
  17. falconbrad

    falconbrad "You're one angry white boy."

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    You could give Safari a specific download folder and then just always have that automator script (or app, whatever you're gonna do) grab the files from there, as opposed to having Safari throw everything on the desktop.
     
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    :werd: define a watchfolder.
     
  19. elcano

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    get selected iphoto photos
    copy to temp dir
    resize to 800x
    create new email
    attach images

    shebang
     

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