I am trying to figure out if there is a way to combine workflows in Apple's Automator application. Basically I saved out the automation as an application and it works like this: I can drag a folder of images onto it and it scales and renames them. At the end of the automation I would like to trigger another workflow. The issue is that the previous workflows images are taken as input to the new workflow. How can I run multiple workflows without using the output of the previous workflow as the input for the current. Thanks

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At the bottom of every Automator action is an Options button. Click it and you'll reveal a panel that includes a checkbox for Ignore this action's input. Check that box on the first action of your second workflow and it won't use the first workflow's output.

Action Options

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    I found out that you can also right-click to access this option.
    – daveMac
    Sep 12, 2012 at 18:31

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