Color Factory - Cost reductions through automation
Color Factory is a high-efficiency server application that has been specifically designed to process large volumes of digital images and PDF documents. Color Factory automates many routine operations in the production process and ensures that the production of images for print is seamless and efficient. The software carries out workflow tasks, quality control, automatic format conversion and color management.
Color Factory is a server application that runs as a system service on Windows 2003 and 2008 servers. The Color Factory server relieves client computers of heavy processing. For the user, this means significant time and cost savings when processing image data.
Processing channels/hot folders
Color Factory is based on the concept of processing channels. Each channel has an input and an output folder and a set of processing instructions. When a file is copied to or placed in a hot folder, it is immediately detected and processed by Color Factory. When the processing is finished, the processed file is saved in the output folder. Color Factory can also use a search result from the FotoWare Index Manager search engine as a channel input. The channels can be configured so that files are scheduled to be processed at set intervals or at specified times.
Color Factory supports virtually all image file formats and can convert them to formats supported by standard applications. File formats are automatically detected by Color Factory, even if the file extension is missing or incorrect. Web-optimized GIF and progressive JPEG files are supported for web publishing and most vector formats can be converted to bitmap or image files.