When preparing image variants for output using one or more process recipes, you have several tools at your disposal that can be used collectively to create and name folders, rename the variants, and select the output location.
When using a single built-in recipe or when modifying it on an ad-hoc basis, you can either specify the location with the Root Folder option from the File tab of the Process Recipe tool and create folders with or without using the dynamic locations feature via the Sub Folder option, or you can defer those choices to the Output Location tool.
When two or more recipes are selected, the Root Folder option should be left to defer the output location to the Output Location tool. Each of the Recipe File tab's Sub Folder option can be used to organize the resultant images into separate folders while still enabling access to the dynamic locations feature for additional organization and automatic folder generation.
As the location set using the recipe's Root Folder overrides the Output Location tool, it is good practice to leave it to defer to that tool anyway. Not only can it help avoid mistakes, but with the additional Sub Folder option in the Output Location tool the potential organizational benefits of the dynamic locations feature is greatly extended. While the Process Recipe tool (and all the options available under the various tabs) is very flexible, it is intended primarily to define individual recipes.
It is also recommended that the Output Naming tool is adopted to rename image variants. Although it is possible to use the File tab’s Sub Name option to rename images (when the Sub Name token is used in the Format field of the Output Location tool), it is meant to be used to append image file names with labels, such as your company name, color space, format, or resolution.
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