Sorting Screenshots

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Sorting Screenshots Thu May 12, 2016 5:56 pm • by iampariah
I write books and articles on using Adobe software, which, as you might expect, requires I take many, many screenshots. My work on epublishing in various formats is particularly screenshot-intensive as I have to capture screens on the usual Mac and Windows computers but also on iPads, Android tablets, and a variety of smartphones. I have Dropbox capturing all of those screenshots and automatically synching them in its /screenshots folder. From there, I have Hazel identify the device from which the screenshot initiated, rename, and tag the file.

I thought I'd share in case anyone else is interested in the workflow as is or as a technique for another use.



As you can see, the recipes figure out where a screenshot came from based on the image dimensions. I have additional rules for images that come from my laptops, main desktop, and other devices. They're all renamed and labeled as above, and kept in the Dropbox /screenshots folder. Other Hazel rules sort them into year- and month-based subfolders, zip old ones, and delete older files.
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