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10.4: Create a copier with Automator and a scanner
Authored by: 5chm31din6 on Mar 06, '06 09:13:22AM

Actually, what is missing is a "Scan" function for Image Capture within Automator. Currently, only cameras are supported within the Image Capture Automator scripts, and not scanners. If scanners were supported, the ideal script would be:

  1. Scan and save as (user defined options such as color and rez) to x folder
  2. x folder action would detect the new file and create an AppleScript dialog prompt "How Many Copies Would You Like?"
  3. After adding your # of copies and clicking "Copy" or "Print" or whatever, it would send that many copies to your printer
  4. The x folder actions would then optionally delete the scanned file (or prompt if you want to delete it)
  5. Done! Easy!

The only thing standing in the way is a "Scan" function in Automator, and this sux.

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