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Set Scaled OS X Desktop Wallpaper via Automator

I regularly enjoy the pictures Romain Guy posts on his blog. Often they make for great desktop backgrounds, but at a whopping 20 megapixels they are just a little too big for my iMac's 1920x1200 screen.
When today I came across his most recent picture called False Kiva I went through my usual list of steps:
Go to the "original size" version of the picture on FlickrDrag it to the desktopOpen the file with a double clickScale it to 1920x1200 in Preview.appSave it to the Pictures folderSet it as the wallpaper It occurred to me, that apart from liking and downloading a picture, all the remaining steps could be automated with a little Automator service. So I recorded this sequence of steps and saved it as a service.