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Save file sub action

Use this sub action to create permanent copies of files processed in your workflows.

Settings

The Save file sub action is used for saving images in a folder and can be customized in a number of ways. The file saving process can be completely preconfigured so that there is no need for user intervention after the action has been activated, or it can be configured to prompt the user so that a folder and file name can be chosen manually.

As with the File format sub action, you can use the Save file sub action to apply changes made to an image by one or more preceding image processing sub actions. The most important differences between these two sub actions are:

  • An image saved using the File format sub action will be removed (and hence not available locally) when the action is completed.
  • With the Save file sub action, you can specify a location and file name for the saved file (with the File format sub action the location and file name are chosen automatically). You can also choose if you would like to open the Save As dialog so that the end user can choose where the file should be saved.

Save Options

Under Save options you find four different ways to save the file:

Save Image to Original File: Choose this option if you would like the result from image processing sub actions preceding the Save file sub action to overwrite the original file.

Show ‘Save As’ Dialog: Choose this option if you would like the standard Save image as window to open. The user will then to be able to manually decide the file name, file type (the choices are JPEG, TIFF, and EPS), and the file’s location.

Save as New Image in Original Folder With a New Name: Choose this option if you would like the result to be saved in the same folder as the original file, but with a different file name. To avoid overwriting the original file, a running number (_2, _3 and so on) will be appended to the file name.

If you would like a custom prefix and/or suffix to be added to the file name, select the Add prefix and suffix checkbox and enter the prefix/suffix into the corresponding Prefix/Suffix fields.

Save as New Image in Specified Folder: Choose this option if you would like the result to be saved in a different folder than the original file’s folder. The file name will be the same as the original file, since the folder name is different.

If you would like a custom prefix and/or suffix to be added to the file name, select the Add prefix and suffix checkbox and enter the prefix/suffix into the corresponding Prefix/Suffix fields.

File Format Settings

Using the dropdown list shown under File format for new file, you can choose between using the same format as the original file, JPEG, TIFF, and EPS format for the saved file. By clicking on the Format options button you can adjust settings specific for the chosen format. For JPEG files, this includes a Quality setting that determines the compression rate and choice of whether an ICC profile should be embedded in the file or not. With TIFF files, you can only enable or disable the ICC embedding option, and with EPS you have a choice of Encoding (JPEG, ASCII or binary), Quality (assuming you choose JPEG encoding), Preview format, and an ICC profile embedding alternative.

If you choose the Same format as original option, clicking on the Format options button lets you adjust the settings specific for each of the three previously mentioned output formats. Note that the Save file sub action only saves files in the JPEG, EPS, or TIFF format. If the input file is not one of these three types the end user will be asked to choose between these three as formats as Save file sub action output.

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