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Mac Productivity: Quick Scripts and Workflows - Scaling Images in the Finder

Ben Waldie

There are tons of apps that allow you to manipulate images on your Mac.  iPhoto and Preview are two from Apple, and there are lots more available from the Mac App Store and third-party software vendors.  What you may not know, however, is that you don’t need a third-party app to do some basic image manipulations with your existing operating system.  Using Automator, you can create your own custom image processing plug-ins, which you can run right within the Finder.

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Five Automator Services Tips in Five Days: Apply Filter to Selected Images

Ben Waldie

If you’ve used Automator before, then you may know that it includes actions for performing basic image manipulation tasks, such as cropping and resizing. Today’s workflow uses one of these built-in actions to apply a filter to selected image files in the Mac OS X Finder.

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Five Automator Services Tips in Five Days: Merge Selected Images as PDF

Ben Waldie

Today's Automator Service workflow tip involves image files. This workflow will receive selected image files in the Finder, and merge them together to form a multi-page PDF document.

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Extending Automator: Adding Workflows to the Services Menu

Ben Waldie

With the help of ThisService, a third-party utility from waffle software, and AppleScript, you can now run Automator workflows from the Services menu in Mac OS X.

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Extending Automator: Running Workflows with a Remote

Ben Waldie

Some commercial applications are now making it possible to run your Automator workflows using an Apple Remote or other remote control.

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Extending Automator: Finding More Actions

Ben Waldie

There are literally hundreds of add-on actions available from third-party developers to help extend Automator's capabilities.  To find them, you just need to know where to look.

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Extending Automator: Apple Remote Desktop Action Pack

Ben Waldie

If you're a system administrator, then you may already know that Apple Remote Desktop comes with over 30 Automator actions.  But, what you may not know is that you can extend this set of actions even further by installing an additional ARD action pack.

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Extending Automator: Running AppleScript, Shell, Python, or Ruby Scripts

Ben Waldie

For developers, Automator's reach can be significantly expanded by incorporating your own custom AppleScript, Shell script, Python, or Ruby code into any workflow.

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Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3

Publisher Nancy Ruenzel recently spoke with bestselling author Scott Kelby about his many book projects with Peachpit, including The iPhone Book and the upcoming The iPod Book, 4th edition, and The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2. You can listen to that interview here.

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Photo Plus, photomicrographs, assembling the Nikon D3, and being a successful photographer

Among other things, I've been thinking about photography this week as some of us Peachpitters prepare to head off to the huge Photo Plus Conference and Expo in New York. That said, I thought I'd share a few links.

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