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Automator Action to Save as JPG

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So, I'm trying to wrap up a website I developed, and I'm left with a folder of images from the previous developers which I need to generate thumbnails of to accomodate some of the new features.

Long story short, when I'm taking the original images from the website and running through a photoshop action to resize them Photoshop gives me an error saying "could not complete your request because an unknown or invalid JPEG marker type is found".

Oddly, I can open the files that are corrupt in Preview, Save As the file, and then it will open fine in Photoshop to run through the resizing action I created.

So - I'd like to automate this because 5000 photos is a lot to go through manually. I tried making an Automator action to handle the "save as" task in preview, but I suck at it.

Anyone have any tips, or direction they can give me on this?

I need an action that will take a folder of photos -> open in preview -> Save as (jpeg) -> close the photo -> open the next photo... repeat until all photos in the folder are complete.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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I suck at Automaker too, I'm embarrassed to admit -- it's something I should learn more about.

However, just because I don't have an Automator answer for you doesn't mean I don't have AN answer, and that answer is: Graphic Converter.

It's designed to do batch conversions exactly like what you're looking for, and seems to handle "corrupt" or malformed JPEGs better than Photoshop.

It's free to try, so you have nothing to lose (and it's cheap to own, btw).
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