General image processing
Processing options for RGB, Grayscale , and CMYK input pictures.
Image processing settings
Where: Channel | Input File Formats | Images tab
Here you may configure how Color Factory handles various image file types. You can choose to treat Grayscale, RGB, and CMYK input images differently. The default setting is normal processing, in which case the input images will be processed according to the channel settings defined. By choosing No Pixel processing, the physical image data will not be altered, while other options such as metadata and auto-routing are still enabled. Thirdly, you may choose to ignore the image type to allow processing in another channel, and lastly, you may choose to simply copy the input file to the output folder with no processing applied whatsoever.
Note the checkbox that lets you preserve the original file format when the input file contains layers or transparency information. A Photoshop PSD input file can contain layers, and both PSD and TIFF formats support transparency information. When an input file contains this sort of information, Color Factory can be set to override the channel’s output format to preserve this information by selecting this checkbox.