As promised in my last post, in less than 2 minutes you can create a way to automatically rotate your photos in Finder without having to open any app or do anything more than a keystroke.
STEP 1.OPEN AUTOMATOR
Either search “Automator” in Spotlight/Finder OR Go to Applications->Automator and open the app.
STEP 2. Select “New Document.”
STEP 3. Select “Service.” Click “Choose”
STEP 4. Go to the drop down menu after “Service Receives Selected. Select “Image Files”
A pop-up box will appear asking if you want to save a copy so the originals are not changed. I personally don’t see any point in having originals that are the wrong orientation. So I select “Don’t Add.”
Select whether you want all the photos to be rotated Right, Left or 180ª. I make a script for each one, but for starters pick one that you typically need done and go with that.
A dialog box will appear for you to name the document. I recommend naming it something obvious like “Rotate Photo Right” or just “Rotate Right.” Click Save.
Make a keyboard shortcut to use the command: (Note: You do not have to do this but it is a good way to make life much easier than having to keep right clicking to rotate the images).
STEP 11. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard.
STEP 12. On the left-hand panel, click Services.
STEP 13.FIND THE COMMAND.
STEP 15. KEYBOARD COMBINATION.
Press all at once on a combination of keys on your keyboard. They should be easy yet unique so as not to interfere with other commands. I picked Option + Command +R. Click anywhere outside the box, once the keystroke appears in the box. Close the Keyboard dialog box.
Now in order to actually use the automator action you have just made…
STEP 16. Click on any image in your finder.
STEP 17. EITHER click the keyboard shortcut you just created OR
click the services wheel, go to “Services” and pick the command you just named (again mine was named “Rotate Right”).
That’s it! You are done!