How to Export/Import Images for Retouch

This workflow is great for batch color correction/retouching or sending files to a non-RIS vendor. If you are sending files to RPL, Jalea or 36pix, use the RIS function in FLOW.
This feature works well with Photoshop as well as Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic. When using Lightroom, be sure to re-import from the folder exported out of Lightroom.
If you're only doing occasional corrections or retouches through Photoshop, you can use FLOW's external editor function to save time.

Export Image Files

  1. Open a project and select the Export for Retouch button in the upper-right corner

    1. Use the Filter to filter out specific images that should be retouched
      e.g. filter by package called Retouch to show only subjects that need the retouch service

  2. Designate a location for the export (e.g. Desktop)

  3. Select Export and a copy of all files within the project will be exported to the designated location

  4. Complete the retouching/adjustments to the exported files as necessary - do NOT change the filename or the image(s) will not import

Import Retouched Files

  1. Select the Export for Retouch button as before, but select the Import tab

  2. Navigate to the file location for the adjusted images and select Import

    1. All images within the selected folder will be imported and replace images within the software

    2. A backup of the original (replaced) images is stored for reference

  3. Click on Preferences in the upper right corner and select Utilities at the bottom of the left-hand column

  4. Click on Refresh All Image Orientations to ensure the orientation Exif data is properly formatted for FLOW

    1. Anytime an image is edited in an outside software be sure to refresh the image orientation

  5. Now the project is ready for further work.