How to resize images using Automator on your Mac


How to resize photos with Automator on your Mac?

It is really a pain to resize images and save them again individually. If you are a Mac user and want to resize a batch of images at the same time, you may easily do it by using Automator. With this tool, you may streamline this process and select a group of images and resize them all at a time automatically. Here, we will provide you some easy steps to do that. In order to do that first, you need to set up a service and then use it to resize images.

How to set up a new service?

  • On your Mac, press “Command+Space” and then type “Automator” to open “Automator” and create a new service.
  • Services are the programs that you may open by right-clicking a file or directly from the app menu.
  • You need to set up a service is an input and it will be image files.




  • After setting an input, you need to configure settings on Automator like scale images to set the quality of resized image.
  • In order to do that, click “Options” on the Scale Images service and select “Show this action when the workflow runs.”




  • After completing this, you may save this service and name it accordingly like “Resize.”

How to use created new service?

Once a new service is created you may use to resize images by following the below given steps:

  • On your Mac, right click on any image, take a cursor on “Services” and then select “Resize” or whatever the name you set for the service.




  • After that, it does copy the file over and then resize it and scale function resizes based on aspect ratio. For example: If your image is landscape-oriented, it will resize the width; if it is portrait-oriented, it will resize the height.
  • If you want, you may also assign a keyboard shortcut to the service by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services.




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