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Re: AppleScript to automatically paste clipboard image to a file. Alex Zavatone Sat Jan 22 10:00:18 2011

Why don't you get the class of clipboard contents for a start?

On Jan 22, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Jeff Gold wrote:

> Thanks for the helpful tips so far.  I'll explain a little more clearly what 
> I am trying to do.
> 
> First, it does not have to do with screen shots.
> 
> It has to do with taking any image already within the clipboard and 
> automatically and easily saving it to a standard location.
> 
> For example...
> 
> I receive an email in Apple Mail with a photo attachment.
> 
> I hold down CONTROL and click on the image to select COPY IMAGE from the menu 
> which comes up.  (The image is now in the Clipboard.)
> 
> I would like a script to recognize that there is now a new image in the 
> clipboard, and then automatically save the image as a JPEG to a file called 
> Clipboard.jpg in some standard location.
> 
> Alternatively, I might have copied the image into the Clipboard from a web 
> page.
> 
> Really, the main thing I need to know is there a simple script which can 
> "watch the clipboard" for changes?  I can probably right the rest.  Similar 
> to a script which watches a folder for new items, I simply need a script to 
> monitor the Clipboard for a new image.
> 
> Any further ideas...?
> 
> - Jeff _______________________________________________
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