3. Workflow Creation Basics

So far, you’ve created a few simple Automator workflows. Now, it’s time to get some more serious work done.

Need to build a workflow that resizes and crops photos from your iPhoto library? How about one that downloads audio files from a webpage and imports them into iTunes? Perhaps you regularly need to extract content from TextEdit documents to email to friends or coworkers.

In this chapter, you’ll explore how Starting Points can help you create workflows like these. In addition, you’ll learn to create Automator workflows directly from the Finder and add audio, photos, or movies to your workflow from Automator’s Media Browser.

Planning a Workflow

Before creating a workflow, take time to plan out what you want it to ...

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