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Creating a processing profile and assigning it to a set

Processing profiles are collections of image processing parameters that can be applied to images when they are downloaded or delivered to a workflow.

The system administrator can create individual profiles or collect them in sets. Sets are useful when you want to give users several options (such as choosing different pixel sizes or file formats)  to choose from when downloading files.

  1. From the Tools menu (cogwheel icon), go to Site Configuration Workflows > Processing Profiles.
  2. Select Add processing profile.
  3. On the General tab, enter a name for the processing profile and, optionally, enter a description.

General settings

processing profile - general settings

  1. Open the File format tab.
  2. Select the output format for the processed file from the File format drop-down list.
  3. To change the color space, select a value from the Color space drop-down list. You can also select values from the Rendering intent and ICC profile drop-down lists.
  4. Use the ... button next to the ICC profile field to select a profile or to upload a profile from the local computer to the server. 
  5. If you select CMYK as the color space, you can turn on the Embed ICC profile toggle to embed the ICC profile in the output file (this toggle cannot be used with the other color space options). If the file has an embedded ICC profile before the processing, this profile will be used as the input profile. 

File format and color space

File format and color conversion

  1. Open the Size tab.
  2. Here, you can set resizing options for the image. You can choose not to change the output size, resample the image, or stamp the file with a resolution or size without altering image data.

Image size

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  1. Open the Watermarking tab to add a watermark to all files before they are delivered to the client.
  2. To add custom watermarks to the list, copy them to the Watermarks folder in the Server Settings folder.
    Tip: When creating a watermark, you can achieve transparency by ensuring those areas have a color value of 128 in R, G, and B channels.


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  1. Open the Sharpening tab.
  2. Turn on the Apply Unsharp Mask toggle to add an unsharp mask to the pictures.
  3. Adjust the Amount, Radius, and Threshold settings as required. If you are uncertain about the optimum values, try with the default settings first.


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  1. Open the External processing tab.
  2. Turn on the External processing toggle to process the files in an external application before delivering them to the client.
  3. In the Input folder field, enter the location where FotoWeb will deliver the files.
  4. In the Output folder field, enter the location where the files will be picked up after processing. FotoWeb will use the file name to recognize the output file, so make sure that the external processing engine does not rename the file. (You can change the file's extension due to a file type change, however.)
  5. Finally, you can choose whether the external processing should be applied before or after FotoWeb applies its processing as set up on the above tabs.


External processing


  1. Select Save.

Collecting processing profiles in sets

Additional tips:

  1. Watermarks can be added to all pictures that are downloaded using processing profiles. They can also be applied to thumbnails in an archive to prevent unauthorized use.  For more information, see Assigning a watermark to assets in an archive.
  2. You can also use quick renditions to  give users quick access to different sized renditions of an image asset. For more information, see Quick Renditions.
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