Digital Asset Management
• At other times, the best thing may be to tag the images with a keyword,
open Bridge, select all files that contain that keyword, and batch-pro-
cess them within Bridge.
• And for the power user, there is always the Photoshop “droplet” which
will add some automation to the process.
Outputting Directly from Cataloging Software
Cataloging software can also do lots of the batch-processing and conver-
sions for you. Particularly for DNG files, or any adjusted non-RAW file,
you can typically get a good derivative product. The DNG format is ideal
because it contains that “pretty good print” I have been talking about. If
your cataloging software can use this preview, it can make a fast and accu-
rate conversion of the image file.
Setting up web galleries
I use iView to make my web galleries for client presentation. I have created
a custom template that looks and functions just like the rest of my web site,
so that the user experience is seamless (Figure 7-13). When I run the HTML
Gallery function, I get a result like Figure 7-14. It’s not particularly hard to
set up a custom template if you know a bit about HTML page construction.
If a web designer handles your web site, I suggest that you have him create
a template for you. You can also use one of the several built-in templates,
just like you can in Photoshop.
Using DAM Software on Images
Figure 7-13. My web template—the items such as “(iView:Index)” are “ tokens” that will be replaced
by images or text from the selected files.
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