Create a Transparent Image, and Open It in Preview

I realize the sequence of actions I've got going in the screenshot isn't right for what I want to do, but I really would like to create a transparent image & have it open automatically in Preview. Is there a way to do this?


Ok, I figured this much out (see screenshot), but I still don't know how to get it to open automatically in Preview.


Just add the Open action at the end of your macro:

KM 0 2021-03-13_23-28-01

Already tried that, it doesn't work because that only opens files that are already created. This is creating a file on the fly & it doesn't recognize it.

Have you tried to add some pause before the open file action?
It fails to open may be because the writing action is not completed yet.

Yes, I tried "pause until" the file exists & then just pause for a few seconds. Neither worked.

Here's an example of the "pause until" that I tried:

And here's the error message i got:

I tried a similar macro. It works perfectly on my Mac.


Ok, I did the same exact thing (see screenshot) & I still got the same error message as before.screenshot-03-13-2021-21-14-29

Here's another way to try, perhaps. This is done under an older version of OS X, so I don't know if it will work the same for newer macOS versions, and even if this works the resulting file has not been saved with the macro actions shown below.


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That did it, THANK YOU! :grin: