When preparing variants for output, any annotations made can be rendered with the image during processing, which is useful if a quick proof is required. You can also include annotations as a separate layer when processing the image to a PSD. This enables the annotations to be kept separate from the image as an individual object in a layer, yet allow collaborators to view and remove the annotations when the file is ready to be printed or published, for example.
Note that the following steps detail the method using a Process Recipe from the Output inspector. If there is no need for including a watermark as a layer, the simpler Recipe option available using the Export Variants command (File -> Export Images -> Variants) can be used instead.
- Go to the Output inspector and either create a new dedicated recipe or select an appropriate recipe from the Process Recipes list. The recipe is then highlighted in orange. When multiple recipes are to be selected for processing, the following selection will have to be made for each recipe in-turn.
- In the Process Recipe panel (located under the Process Recipes list), select the Metadata tab.
- Under Workflow, choose one of the following options:
- To exclude the retouch notes from processed images, deselect the Annotations check-box.
- To render as a part of the image, select the Annotations check-box (all image formats, other than PSD).
- To render as a separate layer, select the Annotations check-box and choose PSD as the file format from the Basic tab.
- Selecting the option will automatically save the choice to the recipe.
- Select Process in the Process Summary (or Ctrl/right-click -> Process from the Browser's contextual menu). The image is processed accordingly.