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10.5: Take and upload screenshots via Automator
Authored by: Doc Drang on Jun 16, '09 10:12:37AM

Unless I've read the code wrong, this workflow doesn't allow the user to change the name of the screenshot file, either locally or on the server. That's a pretty serious limitation.

ImageWell is a commercial ($20) application that will upload an image and allow you to edit both the name and the image itself before it goes to the server.

If you just want to upload a screenshot with a name of your choosing, my snapftp, a Python program that uses the Pashua GUI utility, might work for you. The source code and instructions for building and using it are at the link.

You could also incorporate file renaming into the shell script by using Pashua.

Doc Drang

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10.5: Take and upload screenshots via Automator
Authored by: Simme on Jun 16, '09 12:13:13PM

I'm the author! Hehe...

Well, no. You can't dynamically change the filename.
The point of this workflow was to quickly upload a screenshot to show something to a friend. It was not meant to upload many screenshots. It was meant to be quick, dirty and simple.

Sure, if you want to pay 20 bucks just to be able to name your screenshots! Go ahead ;) Someone who's profficient with bash-scripting and Automator may be able to add a prompt for a filename.

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