Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 7:52 PM (in response to AppleIIme)
Is there really nobody in the entire Apple Support communities able to answer this simple question?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 10:06 PM (in response to AppleIIme)
Hi there, no Automator expert,but what OSX version is this, Automator's capabilities vary with OS version!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 10:11 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the reply! I am using the latest version of OS X Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 11:50 PM (in response to AppleIIme)
Have it run an AppleScript that uses the Delay command I think...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2012 11:58 PM (in response to BDAqua)
It's a nice idea but this only delays the import of each individual picture, but they still all go into separate events.
I need a 'wait until the folder falls silent' command, i.e. 'pause to make sure no more files are added before copying the contents to another folder'.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to AppleIIme)
Hmmm, where is this wait put?
It seems that if it was at the beginning it would Delay 5 minutes before starting!???
Of course that example wasn't 5 minutes...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to AppleIIme)
Let me know how you get on with this! I'm also looking for a way to monitor the dropbox camera uploads folder and auto-import them to an iPhoto folder called 'Mobile Uploads' or similar. Would be good to delete the original files once imported to iPhoto as well?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2013 11:23 PM (in response to AppleIIme)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to AppleIIme)
Hi, I have created a simple Automator action which says 'when files are added to folder Dropbox>Camera Uploads, import them to iPhoto'.
The problem is that as the files are added to Dropbox one at a time (by the Dropbox servers, after they are taken on my Android phone and the Dropbox app auto-uploads them), this means there is a gap of 30-60 secs between photos, and more for a video. The end result therefore is iPhoto has each photo imported as a separate 'Event', rather than all the photos imported as one event.
What I'd like to say is 'wait for 5 minutes after the most recent photo/video was added, before importing all the photos/videos just added in that batch'. That way instead of iPhoto receiving each file one at a time and importing them separately, Automater will wait until the folder falls silent, indicating the import from the phone has finished, and only then will it import all the photos taken as one event.
Is this possible?
Yes this is possible.
Here is the exact 3rd party action you need to get: