Gus Mueller, writing back in March about the then-new Retrobatch 1.4:
There’s a couple of interesting new features in this update I’d
Pro. Various nodes in Retrobatch which allow you to set the size
or length of a value (such as the Crop, Border, Gradient, Adjust
Margin nodes) now have an option of running a little snippet of
First, Retrobatch is super cool. It’s a batch image processor for the Mac — think of it as something like Automator or Shortcuts but just for image processing, with almost all the power of Acorn. It’s a really useful way to effectively write your own custom image processing workflows, which run really fast — but rather than using a scripting language, you do it graphically using nodes. It’s powerful but the experience of creating and tweaking your own workflows is largely self-explanatory.
Also new, and personally quite useful to me:
And finally for my short list, you can now make a droplet which
doesn’t take any files. Why is this useful? Well, imagine you have
a workflow that reads an image from the clipboard, resizes it to a
specific width, and then writes it back to the clipboard. Now you
can make a little droplet to do just this. Just a double click
from the Finder (or a single click from the Dock) and your
workflow is run.
★ Thursday, 2 July 2020