If you find yourself performing the same actions on your Mac again and again, open up Automator and see if you can program a workflow, which you can save as an application and run from your Dock or with any application launcher. Alternatively, you can set up a Folder Action, which means that Automator watches a specified folder, and anything you put in that folder gets processed instantly.
In our example, we’ll set up an Automator workflow to resize images for our blog, save them as JPEGs, and rename the files. But poke around Automator’s actions library and you’ll probably find ways to speed up your own most-performed tasks, too.
The Image Capture application built into Mac OS X used to serve a single purpose, but over the years it’s become a Swiss Army knife for getting photos out of your camera, scanner or iOS device. Don’t believe us? Then read on!
For many, Skitch has become the Swiss Army Knife of screen capturing on the Mac platform. Allowing you to import and export almost any type of image file and draw, color, write, type, or otherwise annotate your images, it's no wonder that Skitch has quickly become a go-to tool when dealing with screenshots.
I have three digital cameras that I use for different purposes. However, every time I plug those cameras into my Mac, iPhoto launches. I want to set a different import routine for each camera. Is this possible?