What Is Automator (and Can It Make Your Life Easier)
Subject:   oops
Date:   2005-09-07 02:10:24
From:   iay
So, at least on my system (MacOS 10.4.2) the example workflow renames the files and labels them with Spotlight comments as expected.

However, iPhoto doesn't know about this (well, I guess it hasn't been told) with the result that iPhoto continues to think the files exist with their old names in its browser. If you try and open any of the "old" files, iPhoto helpfully creates an empty file of that name and hangs while attempting to load it.

The "new" files aren't visible from iPhoto. To unwedge things I had to trash the "old" (non-existent) files in iPhoto, manually move the "new" files out and re-import them.

Maybe I did something stupid while transcribing the example, but this really doesn't bode well for application integration using Automator.

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