Change the image resolution in two clicks (Automator)

If you often work with photographs and other images, you may repeatedly need to en masse to bring files to a certain standard. This can be interesting, for example, for web designers, layout designers, or prepress specialists who need pictures of a specific resolution. Usually, they use special utilities or actions in Photoshop and other Adobe products for these purposes, but this is not always convenient. You still have an equally useful tool at hand. 

Our specialists face different challenges. We are engaged not only in component repair of MacBook or iMac. We will gladly help you in setting up OS X. Today. We will look at how you can change the picture’s resolution in two clicks using a simple algorithm set in Automator.

Step 1: Start Automator (in Utilities and Programs, the application is built into all modern versions of OS X);

Step 2: In the window that appears, select “Service”;

Step 3: In the “gets selected” list, select “image files.”

Step 4: Under the “Actions” section, select “Files and Folders” and move “Get Specified Finder Items” to the right window;

Step 5: Under the “Actions” section, select “Photo” and move the “Resize Images” in the same way. Automator will offer to save new images as copies, so if you need backup copies of your photos, click the “Add” button;

Step 6: In the “Resize Images” window, specify the desired size in width. For example, if you want to save a 3840 x 2160 image in Full HD format, select 1920;

Step 7: Click “File” in the top menu and choose “Save,” or just press Command + S. Specify a name for the file;

Step 8: Select the image whose resolution you want to change, then right-click on it and select the command you saved. In some cases, this command will be located in the “Services” tab. The image with the changed resolution will be saved as a copy if you have selected the appropriate mode. Otherwise, the program will change the resolution of the existing image.

In conclusion, it should be noted that Automator is a potent tool with a lot of options for customizing and automating daily activities. In this case, the created algorithm is perhaps the simplest example of its capabilities. Experiment with this application, and you can be more flexible in customizing the system to your needs.

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