I am looking to create an action that would do the following:
Watch a folder on my desktop for any jpegs. When Jpegs appear, will drag images into the program “JPEGmini” which will compress the images. JPEGmini would be a small window simple app that would be to be opened and the way it works is it compresses anything that gets dragged into its program window. Once that happens then the action will move the images to the the “compressed” folder.
Could I get the wisdom from you guys to help create this action? Much appreciation!
Generally speaking, you don't want to resort to simulating drag and drops unless there's really no other option. Assuming JPEGmini can also open files directly without explicitly dragging them into its window, I would first try something like this:
You'll need to change the folder path and app used, but this should get you started. You didn't say where JPEGmini saves the compressed images, but I imagine you could use a macro similar to this to move those where you want them too.
The problem I am facing now is that when choosing to open the image by the jpegmini program,the program says it cannot open file type. However, if I go into the program and click "open" and selecting the image it then works.