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Configuring Job Request Files (JRF)

Job Request File settings

Where: Channel | XML & Job Request Files | Job Request Files tab

Job request files (JRF) are special files that instruct Color Factory where to pick up files to process, how to process them, and where to store the output files. This allows integration with third-party software such as editorial systems, as they can create instruction sets that tell Color Factory to process a batch of files in a certain way.

IMPORTANT: The Job Request File feature must be enabled for Color Factory to process files according to JRF instructions. If the feature has not been enabled, any job request file that is placed in the channel's input will be routed to the Unknown files folder.

Here you may set various options related to the processing of files using FotoWare Job Request files.

Set current date on input/source image: Tick this option if you would like to stamp the processed files with the date and time of processing.

Expand size by 0,2% to avoid gaps in picture box: This option makes it possible to have Color Factory increase the size of the image marginally to avoid potential gaps between the image and the picture box due to rounding errors in the size calculations.

Ignore Crop and Size commands in JRF file: When this option is selected, Color Factory will ignore crop and size info in the JRF file and rather apply cropping/sizing according to the channel’s settings. If cropping is not configured in the channel, no cropping will be performed whatsoever.

 

A full specification of the FotoWare JRF format can be found here.

Tagging files that have been processed to avoid double processing

Color Factory can be configured so that when a processing request has been made by an external application through a Job Request File (JRF), the processed file(s) are tagged with a publication date or similar information.

To do so, click the Metadata Macro button, then click Add Field to specify the text information that should be edited. For instance, you may choose to add the date and time of processing to the Release Date field (#030) when the image is processed, provided that the image has not been published before, in which case you may wish to retain the original date of publishing.

To accomplish this, choose Field #030 in the Field to Add drop-down box and choose Replace previous content. In the Field content area, you could for instance enter %%INSDATE, in which case the date of processing would be filled in. Then set the condition that must be met for this editing to happen. Tick Only if the following condition is met, and choose #030 – Release Date Is Empty.

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