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Digital Processing - Ink
Digital Processing - Ink
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Written by Ha Ngan Nguyen
Updated over a week ago

Ink is a desktop application that can help you manage the files between Capture One and Creative Force for the Digital Processing step if you choose to do this step in-house. Ink is available for both Windows and Mac.

Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you want to have Digital Processing enabled for your instance.

Learn more about Digital Processing in these articles:

Setting up folders

After installing the app, when you first login, you will need to set up the Ink workspace.This workspace will store all data like images and help files.

After Final Selection and/or Photo Review, the files will be sitting at the Digital Processing step, if you choose to do it in-house, you can find the tasks in Ink. Ink will act as a bridge between Capture One and Creative Force, so it is important to set up the correct folders so the two programs can communicate with each other.

Ink will ask you to set up the folder where Ink can import the files to. This folder must be the Capture One’s capture folder. Click the ‘folder’ icon to set up the folder path. For the export folder, Ink will automatically create an output folder inside its workspace folder that you have set up in the beginning. So you will just need to make sure that the output folder in Capture One is the output folder the Ink created.

Hover next to the folder path, you will see a ‘pencil’ icon to edit the folder path whenever you want or the ‘file’ icon to copy the folder path.

How Ink works

Similar to HUE, you will see a kanban view with Available, Assigned and Completed tabs. Next to a task, you can access the three-dot menu to pick pr unassign the task and gather the debug information. You also have the ability to filter, search and order the tasks by your preferences and ultimately, save the settings as your own personal view.

After the download is complete, the ‘Import’ button will be available for you to click. After clicking it, the files will be imported to the Capture One’s capture folder that you have pointed Ink to. You can click the ‘i’ icon to have more information about the task.

In Capture One, you can do your editing as usual and then export the files. Make sure you have set up the Capture One’s output folder as Ink output folder. And you must keep the naming convention the same, in order for Ink to take the files back.

After exporting, the ‘Transfer’ button will become available for you to push the task to the next step.

If you don’t want to click ‘Transfer’ everytime you export, you can head over to the bottom right of the app and click the settings wheels, you will see the auto-transfer toggle.

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