I wrote my first Workflow using Automator today. This is what I wanted Soybo to be, a system whereby a user can easily string together actions from a diverse set of applications. One difference between Soybo and Automator is that a user would be able to access these actions from various devices — a cell phone, a PDA, or another computer on the Internet.
At any rate, the Workflow that I created basically does three things:
- Copies selected photos from a memory card to a temporary staging area on my ReadyNAS 600
- Renames the photos using ExifRenamer
- Moves the photos to the appropriate YYYY-MM-DD directories
Granted, I could have done this without Automator, but this new Tiger application makes things much easier. Now, my workflow for dealing with new photographs is completely automated. Good job, Apple!