Understanding the export process
Exporting takes the previews that you see in Corel AfterShot Pro and creates new image files that you can print, share on the web, or use in other applications. Since Corel AfterShot Pro is a non-destructive image editor, the image adjustments and optimizations you create in Corel AfterShot Pro are only accessible to other applications when exported to standard file formats, such as JPEG and TIFF.
A batch lets you export one or more images and lets you customize the output. For example, you can rename the files as they are processed and change the file type. There are two main types of batch operations:
• File Output batches — convert versions to a new image file that can be accessed by any other application.
• Copy Output batches — lets you copy the master files. This option lets you copy or move files from one location to another. You can also perform many of the same actions as you can with File Output batches.
For more information about exporting, see Exporting images
File Output batches
Corel AfterShot Pro comes with several batch output presets to convert the versions you create to standard file formats. You can customize any of these batches.
Examples of batch output presets:
• JPEG Full Size: JPEG Image type, 90% image quality Same Pixel Dimensions as the master file
Converts to sRGB colorspace. Ideal for printing and general output.
• JPEG Proof: JPEG Image type, 80% image quality. Half Height, Half Width of the master file
Converts to sRGB colorspace, ideal for sharing on the Web
• 16-bit TIFF: TIFF Image type, with 16 bits-per-pixel color data. Same Pixel Dimensions as the master file.
Ideal when exporting images for editing in other applications (must support 16-bit images)
• 8-bit TIFF: TIFF Image type, with 8 bits-per-pixel color data. Same Pixel Dimensions as the master file.
Ideal for exporting images so you can use them in other applications that do not support 16-bit images
Copy Output batches
A Copy batch does just that — it copies the master versions added to the batch to a predefined location or locations, optionally renaming the destination files. A Copy batch will copy all sidecar files that accompany the images added to the batch, ensuring that XMP and other sidecar files are kept together with the original files.
Copy batches are great for automating backups and for downloading images from camera memory cards.