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Pod Comic Caster: Easy Podcasts From Any Image Set

Published October 4th, 2006

Pod Comic Caster: Deliver your comics as a podcast!

Comic Caster Automator AppOriginally downloaded 12/23/05. These guys have a libsyn site for their Twisted TV series… this is a free tool that presumably they use to make their animations podcast-ready.

Update 10/4/06. Turns out this freeware is an Automator application, for which you also get the workflow file in your download. And it does precisely what it says it will, and very efficiently, too! You don’t have to use this just with comics, either… Basically, the application prompts you to select a bunch of images from your file system. It then resizes them and pulls them together in QuickTime as a slideshow, saved in a format that works just right as a podcast for your video iPod. The action gives you some control over the slideshow settings during setup. My only gripe is that the application didn’t clean up after itself… it left all the down-sized images on my desktop. I’m not sure when or if I’ll have a need for this, but it’s a great example of what you can build with Automator, and the workflow itself will be a useful learning tool.

Version as tested: 1.0.

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