Learn by example.
The best way to learn how to use Automator is by constructing and running the following example workflows yourself. Each example is described in step-by-step detail with related illustrations. You can do it, and... it's fun!
Re-name Finder Items
In this example, you'll use Automator to create a tool for easily renaming a group of Finder items.
Easy-Share .Mac Photos
Make a one-click downloader application you can give to friends and relatives to share the images on your .Mac website.
Easy Movie Blog
Here's a re-usable workflow that turns the process of preparing and adding movies to your blog into the simple selection of a menu item
Podcast Creating Narration Tracks
How to use Automator and the built-in Text-to-Speech abilities of Mac OS X to generate high-quality narration tracks for your podcasts.
An example of how to publish text and images from a FileMaker Pro database to an InDesign template.
Attaching Workflows to Disks
Here's how to have a workflow automatically run every time a specific drive is connected to your computer.
Aperture Auto-Camera Import
Create a workflow that downloads, renames, and imports into Aperture automatically when your camera is connected to your computer!
Aperture Album to IDVD Slideshow
An easy-to-create workflow that will export the images from any Aperture album to a new slideshow in the currently open iDVD project.
Create Aperture Import Hot-Folder
This example demonstrates how to create a "hot-folder" for Aperture. When image files are placed into the folder, they will be automatically imported into a designated project.
Aperture to Keynote Slideshow
Create slides in Keynote for each exported Aperture image and use each image's metadata for the slide's presenter's notes.