Destination folder

This is the path to the output folder. This path is also used as a path on a remote server if an FTP destination is used. (See “Send to FTP destination”). You can use also UNC paths (i.e. \\servername\path) on Windows systems. 

Backup destination folder

A copy of the processed file is written here.

File format

Choose the desired output file format from the drop-down menu. “Original” keeps the file format of the original image.

JPEG quality

Choose the jpg quality/compression level. 10 represents the least compression and maximum quality, 1 represents the maximum compression at the cost of a lower quality. Read more about file sizes.

PSD / TIFF options

Read also “PSD Support“.

Keep original layers

By default you get only an enhanced image in your output PSD or TIFF. By checking this option you actually keep the original layers in the output file.

Only if layers contain alpha / mask channels

Only keep the original layers in the output file if these layers contain alpha or mask channels.

Original as layer

Keep the image that was used as the original (by default this is the compatibility layer, see “PSD support“) as a layer in the output file.

With name

By default the name of the layer is “Pixometry original”. This can be changed.

Processed as layer

If you have default settings, this option is not checked. This may seem strange, as you always want the processed image as a layer right? But if the file has only one layer, this can be in the image as compatibility layer. Only if you keep the original layers, you need to add the processed as layer as well, otherwise you see only the original.

With name

By default the name of the layer is “Pixometry processed”. This can be changed.

Add compatibility layer

Add the compatibility layer, as Photoshop does by default. It can be used by third party applications to display a preview.

Preserve Alpha / Mask channels

Keep Alpha and Mask channels

Layer compression

Choose between RLE and ZIP. RLE is the default.

Add mask from Alpha channel

Create and add a mask out of Alpha channels.

XMP options

Pixometry can add XMP metadata to processed images. A new namespace will be added to XMP metadata: “http://www.elpical.com/claro/synt1.0/”. XMP information can later be used to route images for example.

Add XMP channel settings

You can review the channel settings that where used for the image by checking the XMP metadata.

Add XMP Logging

Add Pixometry logging to XMP for later review.

Add XMP Inspector

If Photoshop Inspector was used in the workflow, you will be able to see who opened the image in Inspector and is responsible for approving the final result. It is the account-name that was used to login on the workstation where Inspector was used.

Add XMP Tiff properties

Add technical tiff properties related to image size to the XMP metadata. The name “tiff properties” is a bit confusing in the XMP specification as it it not only for Tiff files. Some applications use this metadata to determine the size of an image.

File name prefix

Add a prefix to the filename.

File name extension

Pixometry will use the correct extension based on the selected file format. See also the next option. This field allows to override the extension, and possibly add a file name suffix. For example: “_pixometry.jpg”. Use this only if a fixed output file format such as jpg has been chosen.

Add extension if original image has none

By checking this option there will always be a file name extension, also if the original image has none.

Use file name suffix for grayscale images

File name suffix that will only apply to grayscale images

Use unique file names on output to avoid overwriting

If a file is to be written to the output folder but a file with the same name already exists there, the file name will get a numbered suffix to avoid overwriting of the file that was already there.

Mirror input subfolders

If a folder (structure) containing images is written to a channels’ hotfolder, the folder structure will be recreated on the output side.

Copy original to folder

Make a copy of the original image and save it to the folder you can select here.

Use file name suffix if copying original images

By adding a file name suffix to the original image you can actually choose the same output folder as is used for the processed images (destination folder).

Send to FTP destination

Use a destination folder on an FTP server. The destination folder is now regarded as folder on the ftp server rather than locally. If checked, further options become available:


Normal ftp with password authentication

SFTP Password Authentication: 

sftp with password authentication

SFTP Public Key Authentication: 

sftp with RSA public key authentication (see screenshot below for example settings)