COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES

COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES

Postby joris » 10.02.14 11:17 am

for a long time i have been working with a module by ben long (http://www.robotphotoshop.com) for automator that compares to folders for me as a photographer.
I can well imagine that there are other photographers who have also tackled this problem or would like.

what automator did for me was the following:

I shoot my images in both jpg and cr2.
split them into two different folders I also 'jpg' and 'cr2' call
then make a selection of my favorite images from the low res jpg folder a’nd transfer them into a folder called 1st.

then i started ben long’s automator-action 'compare folder' .
this action compares folder first (1st) with folder 2 (CR2) and moved/copied the files files with the same name (extension aside) from folder 2 (CR2) and moved those to a different folder called 'FINAL#1 '
so I could quickly make selections, and this automator-action quickly searched the corresponding CR2 for me which i could load quickly into Lightroom

Now since the advent of 'lion' this action no longer works, i had to insert duplicate folders.
now since upgrading to mavericks even that doesn't work no longer.

I searched for such programs, but all do not as I have described above.
often want to sync but can not move or ignore the extensions.
[img]/Users/jjbos/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-02%20at%2017.00.30.png[/img]
[img]file:///Users/jjbos/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-02%20at%2017.00.30.png[/img]
could you help out?

best
~joris
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Re: COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES

Postby rrobertson » 10.02.14 3:48 pm

Joris,

Have you gotten any response from Ben Long to confirm that Compare Folders is not compatible with Leopard and above? It may still be working, but the other Finder actions you are using to specify the folders might have a problem. Try a new workflow with only:

1. Ask for Finder Items
2. Compare Folders

Run and select two folders, then view the Result of the last action.

Regards,

Ray Robertson
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Re: COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES

Postby joris » 10.02.14 8:10 pm

[img]file:///Users/jjbos/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-03%20at%2002.05.22.png[/img]
[urlfile:///Users/jjbos/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-03%20at%2002.05.22.png[url][/url]

this seems to work but now to move these finder items

Conversion from Finder items to Files/Folders failed - 1 error
An error occurred while converting “com.apple.finder.file-or-folder-object” to “com.apple.cocoa.path.”

hope this is clear
i got no response from ben long btw
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Re: COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES

Postby joris » 10.02.14 8:14 pm

with the applescript...
Attachments
Compare Folders.action.zip
here is the action
(20.14 KiB) Downloaded 1550 times
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Re: COMPARE FOLDERS/FILES

Postby rrobertson » 10.03.14 1:40 pm

Joris,

Your screenshots aren't showing up. I think the issue could be with another action other than Compare Folders. If you want, send your entire workflow to support at automatedworkflows dot com and I'll have a quick look.

-Ray
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