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Earlier this week, I released version 3.1 of Apple Frames. For those who missed it, in addition to enabling support for more devices and including some bug fixes, Apple Frames’ biggest new feature is the inclusion of a new lightweight API to automate the shortcut itself.
As I explained on MacStories, the Apple Frames API supports a variety of input and output commands, which you can use to script the behavior of the shortcut in terms of where it gets images from and where it can save framed images. I provided a series of examples of “helper shortcuts” that you can build for Apple Frames 3.1 in my story, including one to frame the latest screenshot and immediately copy it to the clipboard, and another to batch-process an entire folder full of screenshots and frame them individually.