What does Ditto do?
Ditto automates the production of images for presentation, especially for the web.
Using Ditto, you can create templates which can make batch changes to a selection
For example, you take a photo (acquisition), convert the raw file, making some
adjustments (conversion) and perhaps tweak the converted file further in photoshop.
You now have the final file, perhaps a TIF, and it could well be 16 bit and in adobe
RGB or Prophoto color space. The next step is to distribute the file for various
different purposes. Perhaps you wish to make thumbnails, copy the best images to a
favourites folder, process to a specific size for the web, add your signature to
each photo, append some key shooting data and add a frame and mat.
Ditto can automate all these things.
- Create borders and frames
- Resize to fit
- Convert file type
- Convert color space
- Define where to save the files
- Embed histograms and unlimited text, lines, logos, graphics
- Run multiple templates in a single batch
Ditto stores your processing instructions in “templates”. You can have as many
templates as you wish. Each template allows you to control where the processed
file is saved, the size, type, color space, borders, mats, frame, title, signature,
logo and exif/iptc data displayed.
Ditto never changes your original files unless you specifically enable overwriting.
In this example three borders have been added to create the mat and frame effect. The mats and frames were created in
photoshop layers with styles. Also, the template includes three text items, all calling upon EXIF/IPTC information: the title, copywrite
and defined EXIF shooting data. As you can see, any number of EXIF/IPTC items can be concatenated into paragraphs, and
text can be located anywhere with any orientation.