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Why not just use the Create Archive action rather than shell scripting? I don’t use Automator, but I have a solution that I use to zip files. Every day I use a handy service created with Automator to resize images exported from 4K footage to a smaller size. It’s easy to resize images. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the Automator app to create a simple service that will have you resizing images in just a couple of.

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Note For App Store Users: Do you any idea why or if there is anything one autimator do to avoid this problem? Taylor Swift fans are gonna play, play, play Facebook lays ground for ad push and payments with updated privacy policy Free advice: Go to the Finder and select an image file. The ultimate guide to better selfies Changes coming to Twitter: Most actions, like rename or move work individually on a list, but ‘create archive’ always want to zip the whole list. This site is not responsible for what they say.

Acorn is an image editor that I have on my Mac. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

Sorry, does not seem to work. How do I feed files one at a time to any function?

In particular, if there’s a way to structure this so it works with folders as well as files, I’d be interested in seeing how that works. I would love it if this action worked, it would be perfect as i agree, i would like the extra compression afforded by it, however it simply does not work.

I ran a number of files through the compression and then expanded them again, and they all seemed to work. I don’t use Automator, but I have a solution that I use to zip files.


User profile for user: Okay, one last thing LeeH on Aug tp, ’07 Automator shows you a library of apps and actions on the left, and an empty area on the right. Sign up or log in Sign up automaotr Google. Search Advanced From our Sponsor Create a new document in Automator, but choose Service.

The idea ho be to make the script behave just like the “Create Archive of By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand ro Terms of Service. It’s my pet peeve when a bunch of files unzip and end up all over the place as individual files. How do I get Automator to take the first file ending in mov, compress it, then go back and get the next and compress it, and so on, until the directory is done?

Also, in Automator, make sure the automahor Input” pulldown is set to “as arguments”.

I’d rather unzip them into a nice folder. I can only assume I am missing something blatantly obvious as I tend to do with my mac. Chas, you are missing the point.

Quickly compress images with Automator (Mac)

If Automator gives you some sort of warning about the Action not working correctly, save your action and try again. To use the workflow, select a number of files this workflow will not work with folders!

The command that I want to use is as follows: This seems to work, but it only works if you select an entire folder and run the automator scrpt from there, otherwise if you select individual files it actually searches each file for folders and zips the files within the “package contents”: I’ll cmpress if the archive program on my PC can handle the project.


I’ve decided to just work manually since my volume is fairly low at this point.

Quickly compress images with Automator (Mac) – Technical Marketing Guide

Whenever you create an application, it can work by default with drag and drop. In order to make comprdss automator work flow work transparently with both files and directories, use file tests, like so: I can do it manually, it’s just very time consuming and means I have to babysit my ‘puter the whole time.

Zip multiple files into individual archives via Automator 19 comments Create New Account. Sorry, I can’t hpw find a way that a user variable containing the file name could be incremented through the list. The Mac Security Blog. If you do this often, you may find it easier to use your original images and convert them en masse. If you need help finding the action, you can quickly search for it in the search field.

Next, we want to find an action that will convert image files. Create a zip file using an Automator Service Ask Question. Why do you even have to use Automator? Post as a guest Name.

Chas on Aug 04, ’07 All replies Drop Down menu. Your workflow should look like this: A solution that works on Leopard by running an AppleScript instead of a Shell script can be found here: However it stuffs the whole pile of mov’s into one single archive.

You tto five choices for the output this action generates.