Article > Uploading Aperture Image Previews to an FTP Server

Export presets in Aperture make it easy to quickly export preview versions of selected images in your photo library. But wouldn’t it be great to automatically rename those images and send them to your FTP server at the same time? With Automator, you can.

The following steps will walk you through the process of creating an Automator workflow that will export selected aperture images as previews, rename them sequentially with the current date, and upload them to your FTP server. [Read more...] (pdf)

MacTech AppleScript Essentials Column > More Scriptable Access to Remote Directories

July, 2006 - More Scriptable Access to Remote Directories.

For some time now, we have been discussing various ways to interact with directories on remote servers using scriptable FTP clients. So far, we have discussed scripting Fetch ( and Transmit (, both of which are widely used scriptable FTP clients for the Macintosh. However, these applications are not the only options available to you. In this month's column, we will discuss some other options for interacting with remote directories, including using Cyberduck, URL Access Scripting, and more.Please note that in order to test the code throughout this column, you will need to acquire access to an FTP server, either remote or on your local network. If you have been following along, the past few months, then you may recall that for testing, I created a local FTP server by enabling FTP access on another machine within my office. [Read more at]

MacTech AppleScript Essentials Column > Introduction to Scripting Transmit

June, 2006 - Introduction to Scripting Transmit.

In last month's column, we discussed how to script Fetch (<>), a popular FTP/SFTP client for the Mac. In this month's column, we will continue our discussion of interacting with remote servers via FTP/SFTP. This time, we will use Transmit, another popular application among Mac users.  [Read more at]

MacTech AppleScript Essentials Column > Introduction to Scripting Fetch

May, 2006 - Introduction to Scripting Fetch.

For the past several months, we have discussed ways to store and access data from AppleScript. We have talked about script properties, property list files, scriptable database applications, and more. In this month's column, I'd like to switch gears, and talk about a great application that I have been scripting quite a lot lately. That application is Fetch.Fetch is a popular FTP/SFTP client for the Macintosh. It is a commercial application, and a demonstration version is available for download from the Fetch Softworks website at <>. If you do not own a license for Fetch, then I encourage you to download a demonstration version, so that you may follow along with the various example scripts throughout this month's column. [Read more at]