Eas­ily batch-process pho­tos

Re­size, re­name and or­gan­ise your pho­tos in no time at all with Au­toma­tor

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Many of the things you do on your Mac will be rou­tine. You’ll log in to your Mac user ac­count, check your Mail, launch Sa­fari and go to your favourite web­sites, then open Pages or Word to start your day’s work. If you’ve got Mail set to show your lat­est emails or Sa­fari set to a cer­tain home­page you’ve al­ready saved time.

Other tasks can also be set to run au­to­mat­i­cally us­ing the Au­toma­tor scripts built into Mac OS X. You can use it to cre­ate lists of ac­tions that your Mac runs through in re­sponse to a trig­ger or when you tell them to be­gin.

The Au­toma­tor util­ity has been avail­able in since OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and it re­ceived a use­ful up­date in Yosemite, with some more user-friendly ac­tions.

Since many of us like to take pho­tos and store them on our Macs for safe­keep­ing, set­ting up a script to help or­gan­ise and batch-edit them seems like a wor­thy time­saver. Here, we look at how to re­size, re­name and ar­chive pho­tos, and to get Au­toma­tor to per­form th­ese tasks with­out you hav­ing to man­u­ally do each and ev­ery one. Rosie Hat­ter­s­ley

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