Use automaton to automatically create text for photos. Create “Photo Gallery” by using keyboard shortcut A. Then use action ⌘+V to save as text. Dec 6, 2005. Reply Helpful. Automatons have been around for years, some with excellent and many mediocre implementations. The latest release of Automaton is very promising, and I would like to see it mature and develop as Apple develops the system. “Get in Touch” If you want to ask me anything or need help, send email to: or hit me up on Twitter for my direct contact.