How to extract certain files (specified in a list) from a large repository?

Mar 25, 2015
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I have large collection of picture files in a hierarchical directory.
From this I need to extract (copy) certain files - their filenames are listed in a text file.
How can this be done with automator?

Extracting files based on search criteria I found to be easy in a workflow or as a service:
action 1. Find finder items (with names containing xyz)
action 2. Copy Finder items
but how do I pass on the list of filenames as an argument/variable?

Or do I need to create a programme like
- get filename from list
- find finder item with this filename
- copy this file to targetdirectory

Grateful for any ideas, E


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