Administration Guide : Setting up Xinet Volumes : Volume image-handling

Volume image-handling
Volume image-handling attributes include:
FPO and High-resolution views
These two views are closely linked. When you decide to make low-resolution views, the server will automatically generate and store low-resolution For Placement Only (FPO) previews of image files placed on the volume. (Non-image files may also reside on the volume.) Most FPOs are smaller and more efficient to use in page layout and, unlike high-resolution images, can’t readily be edited. Many sites use FPOs for image-replacement workflows which rely on the server to replace the low-resolution place holders with their high-resolution corollaries at the tail-end of production. These workflows may also make FPOs available for downloading over the Web so that remote users can participate in document preparation and approval.
A more recent alternative to these workflows relies upon on-the-fly generation of FPOs through a Web-based drag-and-drop interface. If you’re considering this type of workflow, turn to PDF Image Replacement workflows, and Configuring the Xinet server for Drag and Drop and Linked files.
Users must have an account on your system with appropriate access privileges before they can mount volumes providing either high or low-resolution views.
With this view enabled, versions of images and documents are automatically generated that are ready for presentation on the Web through a highly-configurative Xinet interface. Xinet also provides a database that keeps track of activities on these volumes. Along with powerful, time-saving tools and Collection plug-ins, this interface also provides previews of InDesign and other Creative Suite files, PDF and Microsoft Office documents, and, if your server is running Xinet with Video support, key frames from video and other interactive files.
By default, these volumes won’t be mountable because of their default ACLs. Refer to About Access Control Lists if you’d like to change this.
It is possible to establish a volume that doesn’t engage any automated image transformations nor database capabilities. You may find this lower-overhead option useful for users who aren’t involved in production activities but still need an efficient mechanism for local file sharing.
What follows in this chapter explains how to establish and configure new volumes. The following chapter addresses how to set up users with Web access.