Creating and Editing Document Conversion Service Conversion Profiles


To use the Command Line Tools and the .NET Libraries, you need to reference a conversion profile.

Each profile file is a collection of settings describing the type of file to create and includes settings like resolution, creating color, greyscale or black and white, creating multi-page or serialized files and many other options. You can find more information on the settings available to use in a profile file in the User Guide under Conversion Settings.

DCS comes with 64 pre-configured profiles that can be found by clicking Start – Document Conversion Service 3.0 – Open Conversion Profiles Folder .

You can either use one of the pre-configured profiles if it creates the file you want or make a copy of a profile that is closest to your needs and modify it.

For example, if we wanted to create a 150dpi, black and white, serialized TIFF file, we would do the following :

  1. Click Start – Document Conversion Service 3.0 – Open Conversion Profiles Folder
  2. Make a copy of the TIFF 200dpi Monochrome Serialized profile.
  3. Rename the copy file to TIFF 150dpi Monochrome Serialized
  4. Open the TIFF 150dpi Monochrome Serialized profile.
  5. We need to change the Resolution setting from 200 to 150.
    Change New Profile Resolution
  6. Save the file.

You can now test your new profile using either the Convert a File app or the Drop Files Converter app that comes with DCS to verify that the profile will create the file you want.
DCS Apps in the Start Menu

Simply open the app, select the conversion profile TIFF 150dpi Monochrome Serialized, and choose the save location the output files.
DCS Drop File Converter

Then drag & drop files to be converted.
DCS Drop File Converter

Once you have confirmed the conversion is creating the output file you want, then you can integrate your new conversion profile into your automated workflow using our command line tools or .NET library utility.

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