View Full Version : WHY DIDNT ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT THE AUTOMATOR IN MAC OS
12-21-2007, 05:27 AM
i had to resize a billion images and found this shit on the last 20 or so. i could have been done hours ago...ahaha, figures.
12-21-2007, 05:51 AM
LOL i was lookin a that shit yesterday as a matter of fact, i was like what is this robot doin here..
But ive never used it..Ill prolly give it a whirl sometime
12-21-2007, 05:56 AM
it does mad shit, im using it for everything now
12-21-2007, 06:02 AM
What does it do and how do I use it?
12-21-2007, 06:07 AM
12-21-2007, 06:25 AM
Got it. I just hope I can figure out how to use it.
12-21-2007, 07:26 AM
can i use it to post for me when i'm not at home tho
12-21-2007, 07:27 AM
whats this we are talking about?
12-21-2007, 07:30 AM
man I could use that for benching..
how did you resize the images at once?
12-21-2007, 07:31 AM
I just found out how to use the automater in photoshop after years of time waste.
Self taught by an uninformed teacher.
12-21-2007, 07:33 AM
image resize was called "photo scale", there is also a crop tool one and some others.
12-21-2007, 07:36 AM
damn I need to look into this...
I hate when I come back from benching and gotta resize 100+ photos
12-21-2007, 07:36 AM
12-21-2007, 07:42 AM
in photoshop isnt it the droplet thing? asl files...
12-21-2007, 07:54 AM
I'm not sure if this is fully acurate but you can figure it out.
I use photoshop seven.
Open up all the files you want to resize or whatever
Window - actions
down at the bottom of the actions window - new action and record.
resize the image and whatever else you want to do later to all the files.
Then go into File - Automate batch and have it do whichever Action set you just recorded.
Not sure if that is the best tutorial since I just figured it out myself.
12-21-2007, 07:57 AM
hmmm ill try that! ill give you props now but if it doesnt work im gonna take them bacK!
12-21-2007, 02:02 PM
word pshop does it to? man, they hide the best most useful shit in these programs
12-21-2007, 02:09 PM
Yeah, Photoshop has some craziness hidden in the batch automator. You just record whatever it is you do to an image (crop/resize/filter/make it blue/put a border around it/anything goes) and then go ahead and apply the same process to all the currently opened files or a folder of files. Takes a few minutes to set it up correctly, but it's worth it.
12-21-2007, 02:10 PM
orly? I am gonna have to figure out that new photoshop tip when I go home tonight seems helpful
12-21-2007, 02:45 PM
Truth is out...You do learn something new everyday.
12-21-2007, 03:30 PM
Holy shit... this probably wins the title of Most Life Changing Thread I've ever read on 12 oz.
Seriously, the time this is going to save me will probably more than make up for the time I waste in here.
12-21-2007, 05:44 PM
hesh, fuck books.
where can i find this thing?
12-21-2007, 06:02 PM
in photoshop i use a two step process:
open an image
in the actions palette-create new action
do what you need to do-in this case resize(you can do anything like auto color,flatten,etc)
STOP RECORDING action
file>automate>batch(or maybe its file>batch>automate)
pick source folder
pick destination folder(i usually make a second folder inside the source folder for the new resized images, i methodically save images when i add or do something to them)
i'm not at my computer right now but this is the best i can remember.
12-21-2007, 09:34 PM
WOW finally used this bitch....
And it totally rules!!!
12-21-2007, 09:58 PM
hesh theres an automator in mac os
12-22-2007, 12:08 AM
there's a thing you can download from microsoft if you have windows so if you right click on some pictures you can resize them
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