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Set Scaled OS X Desktop Wallpaper via Automator

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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 Flickr Drag it to the desktop Open the file with a double click Scale it to 1920x1200 in Preview.app Save it to the Pictures folder Set 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.