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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The idea would be to make hse script behave just like the “Create Archive of For the single file a -j seems to work. Automator shows you a library of apps and actions on the left, and an empty area on the right. Next, we want to find an action that will convert image files. In order to make this automator work flow work transparently with both files and directories, use file tests, like so: I’d rather unzip them into a nice folder.

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You can do this using Automator and Acorn! This right-hand section is where you will build your aktomator. If your images are not in JPEG format, you may need to export them from an image editing app, or you may need to convert them. Post as a guest Name.


You can also download the workflow from here: A new archive named “filename. Next, it would zip the folder and the subfolder.

This does not happen now – no second level. Ok, I can get automator to go into a folder, get the files ending comress. May 9, 3: Zip multiple files into individual archives via Automator 19 comments Create New Account.

Using Automator and AppleScript to compress a folder full of JPEG files Maybe you have a folder full of JPEG images that you want to re-compress so that they aren’t taking up kse much room on your disk, or maybe you’re delivering them over the web and you don’t want to use up all of your bandwidth. The term workflow best describes what you create within the Automator app, even if you save it as something else.

Compeess Command-S, give it a name, and make sure you save it as an Application. Also, would like to stip the path out of the zip file just to the folder level. Nope, two different sizes, but that may just be the differences on having not having hidden files.

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This Automator workflow will allow you to do that. I very much appreciate it.

This site is not responsible for what they say. If you take photos, you may want to share them to your website or to an online gallery. Powered by the Parse. Here is where I sit right now You can also drag and drop them all into the table. Qutomator, does not seem to work.


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Launch it, and you see an open dialog. If you do this often, you may find it ot to use your original images and convert them en masse. I don’t use Automator, but I have a solution that I use to zip files.

Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. However it stuffs the whole pile of mov’s into one single archive.

To use the workflow, select a number of files this workflow will not work with folders! I’ve decided to just work manually since my volume is fairly low at this point.

LeeH on Aug 05, ’07 To start the conversation again, simply ask a auyomator question. You can then run these routines in the Automator app, as services via a contextual menu, or in applets that you can save and run by double-clicking or by dragging and dropping files on them.

Go to the Finder and select an image file.