After I select 1 or more images in finder, I'm trying to get automator to automate the remaining processes:
1. resize the selected images to 550 pixels wide (preserving the originals).
2. rename them with a suffix of "_550", and then
3. move them into a SUB-folder of the current folder named "resized" if it exists, and create it if it doesn't exist.
I found a blog post example which was supposed to copy images into a subfolder, resize and rename them but I couldn't get it to work. Pictured below is what I was doing. It did copy selected images into the subfolder but it didn't rename or resize them.
In any event, with the clarity of a good night's sleep behind me, I realize that even if I got that automator below to work, if the sub-folder already existed and had images inside, this script would re-resize them in addition to the newly selected one because it's using a "get folder contents" method.
So, I'm struggling with how resize and rename the selected images in the same folder without overwriting the originals, create a subfolder without throwing up an error if it exists, and then copying the renamed images into that subfolder.
What methods could be used for this purpose?
Thanks a bunch for any suggestions. I'm so frustrated having spent hours on this last night without success.