Perhaps the best aspect of the Automator and Scripting support in Photos is how well it integrates with the rest of OS X. And nothing demonstrates this better than using Dictation Commands with Photos.
Watch this short video to see the power of collaboration between Automator, Photos, and Dictation:
Photos to Keynote Round-Trip (0:59)
The concept of having a “Personal Automation Assistant” becomes reality when the automation support of Photos and the iWork suite of applications is channeled through Automator and the native dictation abilities in OS X.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to create your own Dictation Commands for Photos:
Creating a Photos Export Command (6:28)
Photos Export to Files (0:43)
Here’s a simple two-action Dictation Workflow that displays the location of the currently selected image in Photos:
Showing the Location of a Photo in Maps (0:36)
Exporting a photo to Numbers (0:21)
To learn more about OS X dictation and Automator, visit the Dictation Workflows website.
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