Requirements for Each Type of Photo CD Within Darkroom Assembly

by / Tuesday, 12 March 2013 / Published in How To

This article contains requirements needed for each type of Photo CD in Darkroom Assembley/School & Group.

Express Digital Darkroom Assembley and School & Group provide 9 different types of photo CDs you can create for your specific school or job.

Below are requirements needed for each type of Photo CD.

SASI CD
Creates the following info

1. Student Images
2. Student ID
3. First and Last names
4. Teacher
5. Homeroom
6. Grade

Every SASI CD should have the following two folders on the root of the drive.
Datamac
Picfile
The Datamac folder has a text file in it called XREFPICT and it has the text to identify the student. It should look like this.
“0002006133”,”1000.PIC”

The Picfile folder will house the images that match the information that the XREFPICT displays. Here are the guidelines for the images themselves.
Image Size: 89×134 pixels at 72 DPI (1.236″x1.861″)
Filename Format: Student ID
File Type: Pct
File Color: Color
When the school and or yearbook company installs the PhotoCD and loads it into SASI system the XREFPICT file and the DATAMAC file should match up.


CAFE TERMINAL
Require a folder with the name of the job

All images are in this folder.
Image Size: 116×175 pixels at 300 DPI (0.387″x0.583″)
Filename Format: Student ID
File Type: Jpg
File Color: Color
There is a readme.txt file in the folder as well that will contain the following information.
[School Name] = Test McArthurs Border
[# Fields] = 0
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] = Test McArthurs Border
[Date Created] = 3/29/2004 9:33:48 AM
[Comments] =


AERIES
All images are in this folder. Filenames are the ID Number. There will be a file called IDLINK.txt this file will contain a line similar to the following for each sudent. The green line is not in the
file it is only here for information purposes.

(“ID Number “,”Filename”,”Lastname”,”Firstname”,”Grade”)
“970983205”,”970983205.jpg”,”Carty”,”Christopher”,”6″
Image Size: 116×175 pixels at 300 DPI (0.387″x0.583″)
Filename Format: Student ID
File Type: Jpg
File Color: Color
There is a readme.txt file in the folder as well that will contain the following information.
[School Name] = Test McArthurs Border
[# Fields] = 0
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] = Test McArthurs Border
[Date Created] = 3/29/2004 9:33:48 AM
[Comments] =


FASTLANE 2000
Creates a folder with the name of the job. All images are in this folder. Filenames are the ID Number. There is a readme.txt file in the folder as well that will contain the following information.

Image Size: 152×229 pixels at 300.125 DPI (0.506″x0.763″)
File Type: Bmp
File Color: Color
[School Name] = Test McArthurs Border
[# Fields] = 0
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] = Test McArthurs Border
[Date Created] = 3/29/2004 9:33:48 AM
[Comments] =


MMS
Creates a folder with the name of the job. All images are in this folder. Filenames are the ID Number. There is a file called XREFPICT.txt that contains

(“ID Number “,”Filename”,”Lastname”,”Firstname”,”Grade”)
“970983205”,”970983205.jpg”,”Carty”,”Christopher”,”6″
The green line is not in the file it is only here for information purposes.
There is a readme.txt file in the folder as well that will contain the following information.
[School Name] = Test McArthurs Border
[# Fields] = 0
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] = Test McArthurs Border
[Date Created] = 3/29/2004 9:33:48 AM
[Comments] =


PINNACLE
Creates a folder with the name of the job. All images are in this folder. Filenames are the ID Number.

Image Size: 89×134 pixels at 300 DPI (0.297″x0.447″)
Filename Format: Student ID
File Type: Bmp
File Color: Color
There is a readme.txt file in the folder as well that will contain the following information.
[School Name] = Test McArthurs Border
[# Fields] = 0
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] = Test McArthurs Border
[Date Created] = 3/29/2004 9:33:48 AM
[Comments] =


POWER SCHOOL

All images are in this folder. Filenames are the ID Number. There is a file called MAP.txt that contains.
(“ID Number”,”Filename”)
“970983205”,”970983205.jpg”
The green line is not in the file it is only here for information purposes.
Image Size: 116×175 pixels at 300 DPI (0.387″x0.583″)
Filename Format: Student ID
File Type: Jpg
File Color: Color
There is a readme.txt file in the folder as well that will contain the following information.
[School Name] = Test McArthurs Border
[# Fields] = 0
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] = Test McArthurs Border
[Date Created] = 3/29/2004 9:33:48 AM
[Comments] =


SPECTRUM
There is a file called MAP.txt that contains

(“ID Number”,”Filename”)
“970983205”,”970983205.jpg”
The green line is not in the file it is only here for information purposes.
Image Size: 133×200 pixels at 300.125 DPI (0.443″x0.666″)
Filename Format: Student ID
File Type: Bmp
File Color: Color
There is a readme.txt file in the folder as well that will contain the following information.
[School Name] = Test McArthurs Border
[# Fields] = 0
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] = Test McArthurs Border
[Date Created] = 3/29/2004 9:33:48 AM
[Comments] =


PSPA
Using the PSPA option will create a CD with a folder labeld by the CD number and three text files

1. Readme.txt
2. Index.txt
3. Master.txt
The files within the folder will be labeled in descending order with an eight digit number in jpeg format (00000001.jpg, 00000002.jpg, 00000003.jpg, etc.).
The Index.txt will contain information about the files in the following manner:
1. Volume or Catalog Name
2. Image Folder on CD
3. PSPA Filename
4. Grade
5. Last Name
6. First Name
7. Home room
8. Period
9. Teacher Name
10. Track
11. [Reserved – USER DEFINED field]
12. [Reserved – USER DEFINED field]
13. [Reserved – USER DEFINED field]
14. [Reserved – USER DEFINED field]
15. [Reserved – USER DEFINED field]
16. [Reserved – USER DEFINED field]
17. [Reserved – USER DEFINED field]
18. [Any additional defined fields]

In order to use fields 11 and above, all previous fields must be used. Within the data template used for a PSPA job, it will be necessary to have fields 4 – 10 labeled as they appear here. For example, if you substitute Name for either First Name or Last Name, the software will not know to use that as a field within the PSPA information. The Master.txt file contains all of the information within the Index.txt as well as any other images included within the PSPA cd.

The Readme.txt file will contain the following information:
[School Name] =
[# Fields] =
[Lab Name] =
[Lab Location] =
[Lab Contact, Name] =
[Lab Contact e-mail] =
[Lab Contact Phone] =
[Photo Job Number] =
[Date Created] =
[Comments] =

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