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Ben Waldie

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

By Ben WaldieApr 16, 2012

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.

Ben Waldie

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

By Ben WaldieDec 9, 2009

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

By Ben WaldieDec 8, 2009

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.