Output settings

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Use the "Format:" drop down list to select the output format as JPEG, JPEG 2000, JPEG 2000 16-bit, 8-bit PNG, 16-bit PNG, 8-bit TIFF, 16-bit TIFF, 8-bit PSD, 16-bit PSD or JPEG (no EXIF). The JPEG quality can be set between 0 (very poor quality, high compression) to 100 (high quality, large file size). JPEG 2000 files use lossless compression if the quality is set at 100, and lossy compression for other values. Use the "JPEG (no EXIF)" option to output the image as a JPEG without EXIF shooting data, IPTC/XMP data or an embedded thumbnail image to reduce the file size. Note: The writing of IPCT/XMP data to "JPEG (no EXIF)" images can be enabled using BBUtil.


Images are only saved as 16-bit TIFF, PNG, PSD or JPEG 2000 files if the source image contains 16-bit data (e.g. a 16-bit TIFF or a raw file from a Canon EOS 30D, Nikon D200 etc.). If the source data is 8-bit the final images will be saved as 8-bit files even if a 16-bit format has been selected.


For maximum quality all processing is carried out in 16-bit mode if the source image contains 16-bit data. The image is only converted back to 8-bits as the final operation when the output format is 8-bit.


Enter the output directory in the edit box provided or click on the "..." button to display the directory browser to select a directory. The output directory defaults to "proofs".



DPI value saved in JPEGs and TIFFs


JPEG and TIFF files can store the resolution of the image in DPI. The DPI value does not affect the image data stored in the image - it will contain the same number of pixels whatever the DPI is set to. Some applications such as Adobe Photoshop use the DPI setting and the number of pixels in an image to determine the print size e.g. an image which is 3000 x 2000 pixels with a DPI of 200 will give a print size of 15 inches by 10 inches.

The DPI value that BreezeBrowser Pro writes to JPEG and TIFF images when running the proofs tool depends on which resize option is selected. If the image is resized using a size specified in inches or cm together with a DPI value then it is the specified DPI value that is written to the JPEG or TIFF. If the image is not resized or is resized using a specified number of pixels then the DPI value setup in the the raw conversion preferences is used.

Renaming of output files

The default setting for output filenames is the same filename as the source file being proofed. Images can also be renamed using similar tokens to batch rename. To enable this select the "Rename output files" checkbox and enter the rename template in the text box. Only the filename part without the file extension should be entered (the file extension is added automatically).

e.g. to prefix the original filename with the time the photo was taken use: %t_%o