1. Image Processing Channels

Image processing channels are Claro’s core functionality. In Image Processing channels images can be enhanced, resized, color-converted etc. See “Settings image processing channel” for all the possible options.

2. Routing channels

Routing channels allow you to route files to folders, email addresses, ftp servers or other Claro channels, based on certain file properties. For instance on file name if you use naming conventions. Or on image colorspace (RGB, CMYK). And a number of other properties. See “Settings of a routing channel” for a more detailed explanation of all settings.

3. Device Link channels

A device link channel allows to convert files from various colorspaces into a single output colorspace using Device Link profiles. Using the embedded / assumed icc profiles of the original images and the selected output colorspace, Device Link profiles are generated on the fly and then used for the conversion. Therefore, in input conversion and output conversion settings of this channel type, select normal ICC profiles, not Device Link profiles. Since INPUT, INPUT CONVERSION, OUTPUT CONVERSION and OUTPUT settings are similar to those of a processing channel, we will discuss here only the settings that are specific to the Device Link channel.

Device link specific settings

Preserve K channel on CMYK > CMYK transforms

On conversion from one cmyk colorspace to another, don’t change the K (black) channel.

Maximum ink coverage (CMYK only)

On conversion to a CMYK colorspace, overwrite (typically limit) the maximum amount of ink used.

4. Purging channels

A purging channel allows you to cleanup folders. For instance, “bad” folders (“folders for unprocessed images” in Claro-terminology). Simply select a folder, and specify rules, such as “if there are more than a 100 files in this folder, delete the oldest ones” or “always delete files older than” etc. For a detailed explanation of all settings, visit the “Settings of a Purging channel”.

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