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.

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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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Re: Sorting Screenshots Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:27 pm • by opencagekitty
I find this help too. I always do computer screen shots for forensic and showing the process of steps.
Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Sorting Screenshots Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:55 pm • by adamlogan
Images are not appearing.
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Re: Sorting Screenshots Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:14 pm • by iampariah
adamlogan wrote:Images are not appearing.


Yeah, looks like they were deleted from the image sharing server sometime in the last 8 years. I wish we could post images directly to the forums instead of having to host them somewhere.
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Re: Sorting Screenshots Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:42 am • by adamlogan
Agreed :(
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