In a previous post, I detailed some various ways of using Automator to enhance your productivity and efficiency in the Mac environment. One of the built-in workflows shipped with every Mac is Automator’s Print Plugin for Saving a PDF to iPhoto – a great tool for taking a document on your computer, converting it to a picture, and saving it to your iPhoto library. However, this workflow defaults to a 72dpi JPG, not always good enough for print quality.
Here’s a quick Print Plugin you can create in Automator take that existing idea, but turn it into a high-quality, 300dpi TIFF (or whatever other type of image/quality you want, for that matter!).
1) Launch Automator (Applications/Automator) and choose the Print Plugin preset.
4) Choose File < Save and name appropriately (ie: Save to iPhoto as 300dpi TIFF).
That’s it! Adjust the workflow’s parameters to fit your needs. You can use the workflow whenever you’re in a Print menu![nggallery id=2]