I'm using the recommendation from this answer to create an Automator service that crops all photos I send to it. It works perfectly except that the crop automatically doubles the dimensions.

I've tried:

  • deleting every step except for the crop and it still doubled the dimensions

  • simply halving the entered dimensions but I need several crops to have an odd number for its size.

I need to crop photos to specific sizes for use on my company's website and can't just crop by percentage.

How can I modify this service to achieve this?

I'm doing this on a late 2013 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra.


Here's the workflow: Screenshot of workflow

EDIT!!! I'm bad at this - adding more screenshots

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  • I have a Late 2013 MacBook Pro running High Sierra. I'm not cropping by percentage. I need to crop to specific sizes for uses on my company's website. Sep 9 '18 at 1:39
  • Is the difference about 2.5? If so, is it set to inches not cm?
    – Solar Mike
    Sep 9 '18 at 5:37
  • The linked question isn't handling crop at all, so could you edit & add to your post exactly what your workflow is.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 9 '18 at 6:48
  • Sorry, I updated the post to show the workflow. It's identical to the linked answer but the scale images has been swapped with a crop images action Sep 9 '18 at 15:10
  • If you look at the answer I linked, you can see the user's steps at the bottom include the exact same steps I used. I only swapped the scale images for crop images. I edited my original post to make it very clear what I did. I appreciate your help. Sep 9 '18 at 16:18

I see you are cropping twice. Maybe you must clear the clipboard between getting the variable because automator adds more info to the memory instead of replacing. Try placing an Applescript Action between the crops and paste this code to clear the memory:

tell application "System Events"
        set the clipboard to {}
    on error err_message
        display dialog err_message
    end try
end tell

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