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Checking out files for local editing

FotoWeb Desktop makes it possible to check out files from a FotoWeb archive and download it to your local file system. It can then be opened in a locally installed application - for instance you can edit images in Photoshop and videos in Premiere. FotoWeb Desktop also has built-in functionality to let you perform high-resolution image editing and cropping / resizing of pictures.

Checking out files from FotoWeb

When you work in FotoWeb, there are three menu choices that relate to FotoWeb Desktop. These are located in the Action bar when you have made a selection.


This will check out the file from FotoWeb, download it to your local machine and open the file in the local application that is associated with the file type. Typically, a picture will open in Photoshop or another image editor. Files that are checked out in this way will be stored in a repository on the local machine. By right-clicking on the the FotoWeb Desktop icon in your system tray (or the Mac  dock) you can manage your checked out files and check them back into FotoWeb after editing.


This will check out the file from FotoWeb and download it for editing in the FotoWeb Desktop image editor. When the file is saved, it is automatically uploaded to the FotoWeb site and checked back into the archive. To learn more, please refer to the topic about editing images with FotoWeb Desktop.


This will check out the files from FotoWeb, download them locally and open them in the FotoWeb Crop module. When saving the file, it will be uploaded to FotoWeb again and checked back in. Please read the chapter about the Crop function for more information.

Note: Using the above functions will download a command file to your browsers. In Internet Explorer, this file will open automatically and then launch the associated application. However, if you use other browsers, you will see a file with the extension fwc being downloaded. You then need to manually click this file to trigger the action. You may be able to set your browser to "always open files of this type" to avoid having to do this more than once.
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