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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.

See a video of how to configure and use them, or find written instructions below.

General settings

processing profile - general settings

Start by naming the processing profile and entering a description of what it does.

File format and color space

File format and color conversion

Here you can choose the output format of the processed file. If you would like to change the color space also, you can choose the output color space, the type of rendering intent, and the ICC profile to be used for the conversion. You can also embed the ICC profile in the output file. If the file has an embedded ICC profile before the processing, this profile will be used as the input profile.

Image size

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


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


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Turn on the Add Unsharp Mask toggle to add unsharp mask to the pictures. Adjust the Amount, Radius, and Threshold settings as required. If you are uncertain about the optimum values, try with the default settings first.

External processing


If you would like to process the files in an external application before delivering them to the client you can enable external processing. The Input folder is where FotoWeb will deliver the files and the Output folder is 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. (Changing the file's extension due to a change of file type is not problematic, however.)

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.

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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